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2012-06-19 23:02:29

Award recognizes outstanding application of engineering knowledge in nuclear power research and development LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) member W. David Pointer, PhD, has been named the recipient of the Landis ANS Young Member Engineering Achievement , ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. Loewen will present the award to Pointer during the opening session of the ANS Annual Conference: “Nuclear Science and Technology: Managing the...


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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