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2008-06-16 12:01:05

Tickets go on sale June 13 for the 2008 Auction of Washington Wines, the must attend Washington wine weekend of the summer! This year the Auction celebrates the Coming of Age of Washington wines, August 14-16. Washington's wine industry has advanced remarkably in size and stature since the Auction's inception over 20 years ago. The event has become the industry's premier fundraiser and proudly supports uncompensated care at Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center and the...


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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