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2008-10-03 09:00:23

By TORCUIL CRICHTON TWO NHS doctors went on trial yesterday accused of plotting the terrorist car-bomb attacks on Glasgow Airport and London last year. Mohammed Jamil Asha, a 28-year-old Jordanian, and Bilal Abdullah, 29, from Iraq, are accused of planning an attack in Haymarket, central London, on June 29 in which an unexploded car bomb packed with gas cylinders and nails was found outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub. The following day, Saturday June 30, two men crashed a flaming Jeep...


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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