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2014-01-02 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 The American Islamic Congress D.C. Center is proud to host an event with Matthew Levitt, who will discuss his latest book, "Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140102/DC39528) Hezbollah, Lebanon's "Party of God," is a multifaceted organization: it is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia Islam religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a...


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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