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2013-06-03 23:14:46

Partner with more than 500 schools across the country to provide NBC Learn subscriptions. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 NBC News´ educational arm, NBC Learn, is teaming up with the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chevron Corporation to release the “Science of Golf”– an informative 10-part video series narrated by NBC Sports´ lead play-by-play anchor Dan Hicks that explores Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics through the lens of...


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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