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Biodiversity Jackpot For Senckenberg Researchers
2013-01-27 05:21:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly 500 new species have been discovered by experts affiliated with the six research institutes and three natural history museums of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), officials from the Frankfurt-based German nonprofit group have announced. In a statement released on Friday, Senckenberg officials revealed that staff members from their museums and institutes had identified 491 new species in...


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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