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2008-06-20 18:00:07

By Pete Hayes, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 20--GODFREY -- The Summers-Port Sharks keep on gowing. In Thursday's 560-112 season-opening win over Gaslight/Splash CIty of Collinsville, their largest squad ever made meet management a challenge for Summers-Port officials and coaches. But Sharks coach Nancy Miller said there will always be room. "We keep getting more each day at practice," Miller said at Thursday's meet. "But they're welcome -- we have room. I couldn't imagine telling 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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