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Cosmic Voyager Has A Layover In St. Louis
2011-11-10 09:15:24

[ Watch the Video ] WUSTL geochemist helps analyze rare and beautiful meteorite found by a Missouri farmer Last January two amateur meteorite hunters dropped by Randy Korotev´s office at Washington University in St. Louis to show him their latest purchase, a 17-kilogram pallasite meteorite found in 2006 near Conception Junction (population 202) in northwest Missouri. Korotev, research professor in earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences and an expert in lunar...

2011-08-12 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes announces the August 20 Grand Opening of Avana-Esquel at Circle C Ranch. Introducing prospective homebuyers to innovative architectural concepts, the neighborhood represents a unique opportunity to own a new home in the well-established, master planned community of Circle C Ranch in southwest Austin. "The addition of Avana-Esquel to the existing Circle C Ranch master planned community has created an unparalleled...

2009-10-13 01:34:00

SHANGHAI, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2009, one of the largest shows of its kind in China will be held in Shanghai New International Expo Center on 21 - 23 October where manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and trade buyers can meet and network under one roof. Esquel Accessories and Packaging (EAP) entered into the garment accessories business since 1984 with the aim to provide customers with one-stop branding and packaging solution. As a...


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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