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2010-08-13 16:00:00

Seven Winners to Receive Getaways and Gift Cards LANSING, Mich., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Interim Executive Director Gary Heidel and State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway announced the winners of the state's first historic preservation photo contest. The contest, held from May 1 through July 31, began as part of the recognition of National Historic Preservation Month in May. "Clearly, people throughout the state...


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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