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2008-10-08 15:00:14

Text of report by Lebanese National News Agency website [The US Embassy: "Search under way for two US nationals who left Beirut on 1 October." NNA Headline] Beirut, 8 October (NNA) - The US Embassy in Beirut has issued the following statement: "The families of Miss Holli Chmela, 27, and Mr Taylor Luck, 23, are asking for the public's help in providing information on the whereabouts of the two US citizens. They have not been heard from since October 1, 2008 when they reportedly departed...


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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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