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2008-10-06 09:00:31

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity feature Chris Hillman's "Drifting" as their October Song of the Month, with a free download at http://www.fscc-calledtobe.org/living/ on their "Franciscanized World" page. The Franciscan Sisters recognize Chris Hillman during this month of celebrating St. Francis, drifter and dreamer. A pioneer of the genre known as Country Rock, Hillman's career has spanned five decades. He's been instrumental in...


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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