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2008-07-27 09:00:23

By Tom Venesky, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 27--KINGSTON TOWNSHIP -- On the surface, the crib-like structures don't look like much -- nothing more than a series of two-by-two hemlock boards nailed together to form a pyramid shape. But below the surface -- underneath the water, the structures called porcupine four-by-four cribs provide crucial habitat for fish on the mostly barren bottom of Frances Slocum Lake. On Thursday, 20 members of the Nanticoke Conservation Club...


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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