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2008-08-10 15:00:20

Hawaiian free diver Kimi Werner unseated Californian Amanda Ernst as the women's national spearfishing champion Thursday in Newport. Werner, 28, shot three tautog and two striped bass -- including a 33-pounder -- during the U.S. National Spear Fishing Championship at King's Beach. A native of Maui now living on Oahu, Werner said the water off Newport was murky, compared with her home waters, but it was clearer than she had expected. Nonetheless, she used a 90-centimeter gun instead of...


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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