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Engesa
2014-02-05 12:39:46

Engenheiros Especializados S/A (Engesa) was a manufacturer of military trucks, armored fighting vehicles and civilian sport-utility vehicles located in Brazil from 1963 to 1993. In 1963, Engesa began as a private company installing all-wheel-drive systems in existing commercial trucks, rebuilt, adapted and updated armored vehicles and tanks from World War II which the Brazilian Army owned....

Agustinia
2010-02-02 15:02:34

Agustinia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (116 to 100 million years ago) that lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the Lohan Cura Formation of Neuquen Province, Argentina. It is named for the one who discovered the fossil, Agustin Martinelli. It was originally named Agustia in 1998, however this name was...

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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