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2008-12-31 00:00:00

DUBAI, December 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Government and Private Sectors in the Republic of Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania will Now Have a Direct Channel to the Middle East Tejari, the leading online B2B marketplace for emerging markets, has announced a strategic expansion to the East African markets of Uganda and Tanzania. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081231/333229 ) Currently trade between the two countries and the UAE is very high, with the emirates...


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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