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2011-01-17 09:04:00

BRUSSELS, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire leading Turkish chemical distributor, Eral-Protek. The deal is expected to close in February. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/SF28924LOGO) Istanbul-based Eral-Protek is one of the leading players in the region's mid-size chemical distribution sector and has a strong reputation with more than 25 years' experience in the Turkish...


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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