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2013-08-22 23:28:52

Bay Fastening Systems responds to the Woolworth Building opening its doors to the public for limited historical tours. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 On August 22, Bay Fastening Systems, a full service distributor of engineered fastening systems, discusses the opening of the Woolworth building to the public. According to an August 5th article titled “Woolworth Building Gives Peeks at Its Historic Lobby,” published by the Wall Street Journal, Manhattan’s Woolworth Building was...

2009-02-02 12:31:15

British retail chain Woolworths is set to rise from the grave as an Internet store, the company's new owners said. The retailer went into administration and closed all 807 stores after Christmas. In the process, 27,000 jobs were lost and other retailers quickly secured many of the Woolworth locations, The Times of London reported Monday. However, retailer Shop Direct has now purchased the brand with intent to turn Woolworth's into an Internet retailer. Shop Direct Chief Executive Officer Mark...


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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