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2014-04-14 16:20:22

BETHESDA, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) ("American Capital") announced today that it has committed $71 million to support the acquisition of Luminator Technology Group ("Luminator") by Audax Group ("Audax"). Luminator is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly-engineered display, lighting and passenger communication systems for the global mass transportation market. Headquartered in Plano, TX, with additional operations in Denmark,...


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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