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2012-05-19 23:00:58

U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree delivered the keynote address at the University of New England commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Pingree also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. University of Maine Farmington President Theodora Kalikow, Ph.D., was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the ceremony. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 The University of New England granted 1,183 associate´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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