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2014-06-12 08:24:29

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College will sponsor the rowing team, Catch 22 at the 35th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12pm - 5pm. The event will be held at the John W. Weeks Foot Bridge on the Charles River between JFK Avenue and Western Avenue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75610 The dragon boat race will start early in the morning, while the cultural programs are set to begin at noon....


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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