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2010-04-13 17:05:00

High Desert car caravan converges in L.A. at 11 a.m. Friday LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of miners and family members "locked-out" at Rio Tinto's borax mine in the Mojave Desert join hundreds of supporters from across Southern California sporting American flags as they protest Friday against the giant UK mining corporation at the British consulate, 11766 Wilshire Blvd. "We're converging at the British consulate because Rio Tinto is an British-based global...


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2005-05-26 11:13:48

Colemanite (Ca2B6O11·5H2O) is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Colemanite is a secondary mineral that forms when borax is deposited, and then regularly covered with boron containing water. The boron remains after the water evaporates, and the boron and borax eventually form other minerals as for example Colemanite. It was named after William T. Coleman (1824-1893), owner of the mine where it was first found.

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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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