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2009-03-20 13:23:00

Local resident support from Casey Affleck, Laurie Anderson, Jennifer Connelly, Kirsten Dunst, James Gandolfini, Lou Reed and Michael Stipe NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tribeca Community Association and Canal West Coalition, announce that they will host "The Hudson Rise Picnic," a community awareness-building event on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at 375 Hudson Street. The initiative supports halting the development of a gigantic, half billion dollars, two acre,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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