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2008-10-01 12:00:22

MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Rio Tinto Alcan's Lochaber plant employees reached a major safety landmark last week, completing the facility's second consecutive year without accidents in the workplace. "From the operations and maintenance teams through to senior management, we have all worked hard to achieve an accident-free record at Lochaber," said Mick Routledge, Works Manager. "This track record also applies to contractors and suppliers working within the Lochaber works and is a...


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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