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2010-07-14 09:49:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul J. Konkol, Fellow Engineer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), has been named a Fellow of the American Welding Society for his distinguished contributions to the field of welding science and technology. Konkol, one of only two Fellows selected for induction to the Society in 2010, is an expert in the fields of physical metallurgy and welding, especially those of high strength structural steels. He is a technical lead for CTC's...


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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