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2012-05-01 23:03:32

More than Half a Million Trees Donated in Six Years, Goal to Plant 50,000 in 2012 Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 For the seventh consecutive year, Bayer Advanced, one of the leading consumer lawn and garden brands in the United States, is working alongside The Arbor Day Foundation® to help reforest some of the country´s national parks as part of the “Restore America´s Trees” program. Through May 31, 2012, Bayer Advanced will donate one tree (up to...


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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