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2008-06-17 15:00:00

By Karen Blackledge, The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. Jun. 17--RIVERSIDE -- Growing up in the Danville area influenced Elizabeth "Liz" Magill Billingsley to become a doctor. "My mother is a retired nurse. My brother is a doctor. My parents had friends who were in medicine," said Billingsley, formerly of Riverside who will be promoted to full professor of dermatology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine as of July 1. She had been an associate professor of dermatology...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'