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2011-09-14 07:00:00

Student is one of 16 national winners. Aurora, Col. (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Ashley Roberts, a Surgical Technologist student at Anthem College-Aurora, near Denver, is one of 16 students from around the nation to receive a scholarship from the Foundation for Surgical Technology this year. The Foundation is sponsored by the Association of Surgical Technologists, the oldest and most widely recognized professional organization for surgical technologists and surgical assistants. "Ashley has...


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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