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FAA Lifts Restrictions On Portable Electronic Devices
2013-10-31 16:55:14

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has relaxed a number of its restrictions on portable electronic devices before and during air travel. Pending individual airline approval, passengers on airplanes can now use tablets, e-readers and other electronic devices during takeoff and landing as well as while in the air. The FAA's administrator, Michael Huerta, advised airlines that it is safe to expand passenger use of portable...


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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