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2008-08-27 15:01:10

FARMINGTON - Chandler and Charlie Woodcock of Farmington will lead the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area's 29th annual campaign this fall. A campaign goal has been set at $395,000 to help fund area health and social service agencies that assist vulnerable populations. A campaign kickoff will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the North Dining Hall at the University of Maine at Farmington. "Charlie and Chandler are well known in the community and have tremendous experience and...


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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