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2008-09-06 18:00:16

LEGENDARY crooner Red Hurley is finally off the market. The showbands star tied the knot with gorgeous fiancee Norma Breen yesterday afternoon. The blushing bride looked beautiful in white as the happy couple posed for pictures outside All Saints Church, Raheny, Co Dublin. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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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