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2011-04-18 13:18:00

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Romania's Techirghiol Mud Baths. Turkey's Greco-Roman ghost town. Greece's underground Melissani Lake. While veteran Mediterranean travelers know highlights like Pompeii, Gaudi, and the Blue Grotto, Crystal is mixing up its 2011 shore-side program to showcase less-expected Crystal Adventures. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/LA85001) Classic and "off-the-beaten-path" destinations are among the 400+ shore excursions planned...


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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