copper


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copper-bottomed

Very safe or stable, especially financially. This is a copper-bottomed offer to distribute your invention, so I think you should take it.

copper-bottomed

a copper-bottomed plan, agreement, or financial arrangement is completely safe (always before noun) She has a copper-bottomed contract with a very successful company.

copper

1. n. a police officer. (see also cop.) See that copper over there? He busted me once.
2. n. money. (see also rivets.) How much copper you got on you?
References in classic literature ?
Here is the mad waltz of the spindles that whirl silk and cotton threads around the copper wires, very similar to what may be seen in any braid factory.
In this period came the multiple switchboard, copper wire, girl operators, underground cables, metallic circuit, common battery, and the long-distance lines.
We were as good as our word, for it was just seven when we reached the Copper Beeches, having put up our trap at a wayside public-house.
And thus was solved the mystery of the sinister house with the copper beeches in front of the door.
It is a long sto-ry," replied the copper man; "but I will tell it to you brief-ly.
So she wound up Number Three, and at once the copper man in a somewhat stiff and jerky fashion walked out of the rocky cavern, took off his copper hat and bowed politely, and then kneeled before Dorothy.
Bukawai saw them go, and he mumbled through his rotting face, swearing a great oath that he would yet have the three fat goats, the new sleeping mat, and the bit of copper wire.
Table 1: Global Copper Production (2008): Percentage Share
Scholz' team, for instance, reported that just 3 hours of exposure to waterborne copper reduced responses of juvenile coho salmon to a typical alarm odor, a scent that came from the skin of a wounded coho.
the ancient Greeks began making tools, weapons, and jewelry out of copper and its alloys.
While some of the attendees in the packed room expressed the opinion that copper markets had peaked, the three speakers took a far more bullish outlook on where copper markets would be heading during the rest of the year.
The winning, highly commended and commended schemes were considered excellent examples of designs which were inherently interesting, and which exploited the attributes of copper to the full.
Copper is an essential nutrient needed to prevent anemia and keep the skeletal, reproductive, and nervous systems healthy.
Dominique Labrunye, Director of Process and Equipment Engineering at STMicroelectronics, Crolles, said, "The exceptional performance of the Applied Mirra Mesa system with Nova integrated metrology has shown capability to increase the productivity of our dual damascene copper CMP process.
The desired chemical reaction taking place at the rubber/ brass plated steel cord interface during the tire vulcanization may be considered a mixed ionic, covalent chemical reaction with the rubber carbon sulfur linkage being a relatively slow covalent type reaction and the sulfur copper linkage being a fast ionic type reaction.