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Critical Situation For Rhino Species
2012-08-05 16:17:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Peter de Groot hopes that his recent finding confirming the extinction of the Javan rhinoceros in Vietnam will push the public to help protect the last remaining group of these prehistoric creatures living in Indonesia. “We still have a chance to save the species but before we do anything, we have to determine the profile of the remaining group,” he says. The demise of the Javan rhinoceros population living 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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