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2011-06-02 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) trails are among 41 trails designated as national recreation trails by DOI. These trails will join the national network of more than 1,100 recreation trails that span from coast to coast and encompass more than 13,000 miles of existing trails and trail systems. The national recreation trail designation recognizes those trails that...


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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