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2008-07-19 00:00:20

A police computer expert has been giving evidence at the trial of four men alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to defraud the NHS. DC David Hodge told Plymouth Crown Court a PC and laptop computer were seized by police investigating an alleged fraud by Fort Hyperbaric, a company based at Fort Bovisand, Plymouth. He said information was copied from the computers' hard drives onto discs for him to analyse. This was better than working with the original hard-drives, he said,...


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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