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2009-02-23 21:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary by recognizing the Top 10 List of North American infrastructure projects of the past 75 years, and the people who made them a reality. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090223/DC74016LOGO) Last year, as IRWA geared up for its 75th anniversary, they realized that there was no better time to show the true impact of these behind-the-scenes...


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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