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2013-01-22 15:20:59

A web search engine stores information about web pages that are retrieved from the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). They are retrieved by a web crawler, which is a web browser that follows every link on a website. Meta tags are used to extract words from titles, headers, page content, or special fields. Data about the web page is stored in an index database for later inquiries. This data can...

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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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