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2011-08-08 13:00:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that Jason W. Aiken will become the chief financial officer of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation on September 1, reporting to Larry R. Flynn, president. Aiken, who is a vice president of the corporation, has been General Dynamics' controller since 2010. Aiken will succeed Daniel G. Clare, who in July became president of Jet Aviation. Kimberly A. Kuryea will succeed Aiken as controller on September...


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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