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2011-08-17 19:57:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A businessman from Texas has invented a miraculous new medical laser machine haled as one of the most important medical inventions and scientific advancements in modern history. The miraculous machine uses laser light energy to penetrate tissue and organs to kill harmful germs and bacteria during surgical procedures to help prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) which currently contribute to the estimated 100,000 annual deaths attributed to...


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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