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2007-08-21 06:55:00

TULUM, Mexico -- Hurricane Dean plowed into the Caribbean coast of Mexico on Tuesday as a roaring Category 5 hurricane, heading for the ancient ruins and modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula. The eye of the storm made landfall about 4:30 a.m. EDT near Majahual, a popular port with cruise liners located about 40 miles east-northeast of Chetumal and the Belize border, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Dean packed winds near 165 mph and was moving west-northwest near...

2005-10-23 04:33:40

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared through, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida. Three full days of howling hurricane winds and rain left towns along the coast badly flooded, and thousands of sullen tourists spent their third night in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short. Hundreds of thousands of...

2005-10-23 02:22:38

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida. Three full days of howling hurricane winds and rain left towns along the coast badly flooded, and thousands of sullen tourists spent their third night on Saturday in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short....

2005-10-23 03:03:43

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida. Three full days of howling hurricane winds and rain left towns along the coast badly flooded, and thousands of sullen tourists spent their third night on Saturday in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short....

2005-10-22 22:57:54

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma blasted through Mexico's Caribbean resorts on Saturday, smashing homes and killing at least six people in a slow-moving rampage that put it on course to hit Florida next. Howling hurricane winds tore off roofs and uprooted trees for a third day running across the Yucatan peninsula. Thousands of glum tourists faced another night in sweltering shelters with no light or running water, eating food rations. The long spit of...

2005-10-20 18:26:35

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Roaring waves pounded Mexican beach resorts on Thursday and thousands of tourists were evacuated to escape the wrath of Hurricane Wilma, which gathered strength in the Caribbean on its way to Florida. Cuba evacuated 220,000 people and residents of southern Florida stocked up on drinking water and gas to prepare for Wilma, which spun off the coasts of Mexico and Belize packing winds of around 150 mph (240 kph). Described by forecasters as...

2005-10-20 17:14:32

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Roaring waves pounded Mexican beach resorts on Thursday and thousands of tourists were evacuated to escape the wrath of Hurricane Wilma, which gathered strength in the Caribbean on its way to Florida. Cuba evacuated 220,000 people and residents of southern Florida stocked up on drinking water and gas to prepare for Wilma, which spun off the coasts of Mexico and Belize packing winds of around 150 mph (240 kph). Described by forecasters as...

2005-07-17 00:10:37

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico was braced for one of its worst storms in years as violent Hurricane Emily howled toward popular Caribbean resorts around Cancun on Sunday, packing winds of up to 155 mph (250 kph). The second major hurricane of the season, arriving just days after Hurricane Dennis ripped through Cuba and Florida, Emily was due to pass over the tiny Cayman Islands early Sunday and smash into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula during the evening. As it tore westward...


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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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