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2008-02-22 09:00:48

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Building materials industry is available in its catalogue. US Refractories Market To order this report: www.reportlinker.com/p078015/2008/02/US-Refractories-Market.html US demand to reach $2.5 billion in 2011 US demand for refractory products is forecast to advance 1.8 percent per annum to $2.5 billion in 2011, accelerating from the 2001-2006 period. Gains will be driven by strong growth in shipments of...


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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