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2005-09-25 03:35:19

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China enter the toughest leg of their attempts to settle a decades-old border row as envoys of the two countries hold talks this week to draw up a plan to mark their large frontier. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York this month and agreed to pursue a reasonable solution to the dispute with a greater urgency. "The two...


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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