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2014-04-17 16:23:14

AUGUSTA, Maine, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The final connection was made this week for Summit Natural Gas of Maine's 68-mile steel backbone transmission pipeline from Pittston to Madison that will eventually distribute natural gas to 17 central Maine communities. The transmission pipeline took less than a year to build and completes the first year of the company's multi-year Kennebec Valley project. The planned construction for 2014 begins this month as the company plans to...


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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