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2009-03-06 06:00:00

FALL RIVER, Mass., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone thinks they know the whole story about what happened at the Borden Residence on August 4, 1892 located at 92 Second Street in Fall River, MA, when both Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were murdered with an axe. But there is so much more to this story than you could ever imagine possible. The only two people who were home were the maid and the Borden's daughter Lizzie. According to reports from renowned paranormal investigator Christopher...


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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