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2011-08-08 08:50:00

FITCHBURG, Mass., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The state Department of Public Utilities has approved a contract between Simonds International, a leading provider of industrial cutting tools, and Unitil that permits the utility to deliver natural gas to the company at a rate specifically designed for its cogeneration system. The cost savings achieved by the cogeneration plant will help Simonds retain 150 jobs at its Fitchburg headquarters and enable future employment growth. Ray Martino,...


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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