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2008-09-17 15:00:20

By BASHAM, Laura An investment of up to $8 million in the longliner Antarctic Chieftain, which will fish in Antarctic waters, shows confidence in the deepwater fishery and longline industry, says NZ Longline spokesman Ross Tocker. NZ Longline, a 50-50 joint venture between Nelson- based companies Sealord and Talley's, bought the Russian vessel in February. It has had a $2.5 million refit in Nelson and was blessed at Port Nelson yesterday. The total investment was between $6 million...


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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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