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2008-07-18 15:00:46

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF AUGUSTA - State environmental regulators vented frustrations Thursday about the constant delays that have plagued two competing proposals for large liquefied natural gas import terminals along Passamaquoddy Bay in Washington County. The comments came during a Board of Environmental Protection hearing focusing on how the regulatory body should deal with one application for an LNG facility in Perry that has barely budged through the review process in...


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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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