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2014-01-02 16:20:11

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE: GWR) CALGARY, AB and DARIEN, CT, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (CP) (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE: GWR) announced today that they have executed an agreement pursuant to which CP will sell the west end of its Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) line to G&W for continued rail operations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140102/MM39721-a) (Photo:...


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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