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2008-09-05 12:00:12

By Kristin Bender BERKELEY -- One thing is certain: The Bevatron, the renowned but outdated particle accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, will be demolished. But when and how and at what health risks to residents are questions that remain, and a group of concerned residents and the City Council want answers. Tonight, the City Council will consider a resolution asking the lab and the Department of Energy to prepare a more detailed environmental report and to identify...


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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