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2009-09-08 09:00:00

Sterile From Mine Drainage for 100 Years, Creek Now Supports Thriving Fishery HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today announced that DEP has petitioned to have Babb Creek in Tioga County removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of impaired streams, culminating two decades of work to restore a stream that had been dead for more than a century. Babb Creek winds through some of the most remote country in...


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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