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2008-09-29 21:00:31

The one-year-old suffered multiple skull fractures in the incident outside her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness.She was taken to Furness General Hospital for treatment before being transferred by air ambulance to Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester, where she was last night in a critical condition.A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "It would appear the little girl's injuries were sustained as a result of a tragic accident." (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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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