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2008-07-03 18:00:17

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California's foremost full-service law firms, today announced that Peter Mieras has become of Counsel to JMBM, bringing with him an extensive background in air regulatory matters gained in his position as Chief Prosecutor with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). "Peter's experience of 19 years at the District has provided him with intimate and wide-ranging knowledge and expertise with agency decision-making 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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