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2008-07-23 15:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and MILAN, Italy, July 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced it has been selected by Azienda Bergamasca Multiservizi Information and Communication Technology (ABM ICT) to engineer a next-generation carrier-grade MPLS wide area network (WAN) for the Province of Bergamo in northern Italy. The Bergamo advanced broadband network is one of Italy's...


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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