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Hoses Palm Civet Diplogale hosei
2012-11-01 07:23:14

Hose’s palm civet (Diplogale hosei) is a mammal that can be found in northern Borneo. Within its small range, it is thought to prefer a habitat in montane forests or damp areas, and recent studies have shown that it prefers altitudes between 1,476 to 2,000 feet. Individuals have been spotted in lowland forests, and at altitudes of up to 2,400 feet, so its preferred habitat is debatable....

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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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