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2014-06-09 23:07:21

Laura’s Star and the Dream-Monsters, the fifth app in the Laura’s Star series, is now out for iOS and Android users. Cologne, Germany (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Get whisked away into the land of dreams with the exciting new children’s picture book app from Bastei Entertainment, Laura’s Star and the Dream-Monsters available now for iOS and Android. Based on the “Laura’s Star” series by Klaus Baumgart, this courageous story combines imaginative elements with interactive features to...

2008-07-13 03:00:18

THE headline on the conservative blog, Townhall, stormed: "Book to Smear First Lady's Sex Life." Radar magazine proclaimed: "On the gossip front, the novel doesn't disappoint," adding that its steamy and lurid scenes were "sure to send the White House into a fury." MSNBC.com called the sex scenes "too graphic to reprint." The cover of this fantasy version of Laura Bush's life, "American Wife," is alluring, a woman's shapely figure in a white gown, with white opera gloves and a diamond...

2006-08-02 14:56:14

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, spokesmen for four ex-presidents and throngs of reporters said farewell on Wednesday to the scruffy White House briefing room, scheduled for demolition after 35 years of spin and jousting. "Looks a little crowded here, and so, you want to double the size? Forget it!" Bush said in an impromptu visit to the briefing room with his wife, Laura, after spokesman Tony Snow completed the last briefing there. The briefing room...

2006-06-19 18:45:59

WASHINGTON -- And they say women have trouble deciding what to wear. An X-ray and infrared analysis of the portrait called "Laura" by the Venetian artist Giorgione indicates that at one stage she may have been wearing a round-necked dress instead of the present transparent veil across her chest. Later, the artist broadened the fur collar of her jacket and added a piece of fur around her waist, limiting the area of skin shown. "The repeated changes to the woman's costume show Giorgione in...


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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