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2014-04-10 23:02:27

Enter to Win a Family Fun Florida Keys Getaway at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon, Florida - Contest Ends April 14th Marathon, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon Florida, is throwing an exciting Facebook contest that will provide the winner with a fun-filled vacation for up to four people. People who enter the "Florida Keys Fun Family Getaway Contest" on Facebook will have a chance to win a 3 day/2 night stay at the...

2005-03-03 08:47:21

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) -- Some 49 dolphins stranded themselves Wednesday off the Florida Keys and more than 20 were in a nearby canal or boat channel, officials said. The rough-tooth dolphins were on flats and sand bars about a quarter of a mile off Marathon, said Laura Engleby, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. They were in about 6 inches of water at low tide, she said. Marine mammals may strand when they are sick, injured or disoriented, she noted. "Right now the...


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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