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2011-08-03 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expert witness reports filed this week in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi cast significant doubt on allegations made by The Aransas Project (TAP) in a lawsuit that 23 whooping cranes died during the 2008-09 drought, and countered that in fact, the flock is thriving. Deposition of a TAP witness is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Houston. TAP initially filed the lawsuit Mar. 10, 2010, against Bryan Shaw, Buddy Garcia, Carlos Rubinstein...


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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