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2009-10-02 16:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy was sworn in today as the U.S. Army's 11th Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)) in a Pentagon ceremony. Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducted the swearing-in ceremony. "I am tremendously honored to have this opportunity to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works," said Darcy. "America is faced with many challenges in how to best conserve, protect, enhance and use...


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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