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2011-07-27 10:08:00

DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line, the largest ferry company on the Irish Sea, has signed a sponsorship deal with another giant, the Belfast Giants, in a two year title sponsorship deal. The Stena Line Belfast Giants will take to the ice in August for a special pre-season Hockey Fest Weekend at the Odyssey on 27th and 28th against the Nottingham Panthers and will play their first competitive home game at the Odyssey against the Sheffield Steelers...

2011-07-07 11:35:00

DECATUR, Ind., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, hosted over 400 motor home owners and suppliers at its "Circle Your Wagons in Shawnee" national rally at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Okla. last week. The event, which was the company's third national rally, included live musical entertainment, a patriotic day parade, Fleetwood RV rally service support and various vendor displays and seminars....


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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