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Student Design Improves Pill Bottle For Blind, Visually Impaired
2012-05-22 08:32:12

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Ralph Waldo Emerson, a leader of the Transcendentalist movement, once said “Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.” Two students from the University of Cincinnati have done just that; they recently applied for a provisional patent on the design and prototype of a prescription-medicine pill bottle that would help people who are blind and visually impaired. The design has universal appeal...


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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