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2007-11-25 03:00:21

By Ghoshray, Saby The biosphere is a biosphere because it is a hydrosphere. The planet's hydrological cycle is a water democracy-a system of distributing water for all species-for the rain forest in the Amazon, the desert life in the Sahara. Nature does not distribute water uniformly. It distributes it equitably. Uniformity would mean each part of the planet has the same amount of precipitation, in the same quantity, and the same pattern. It would mean the same plants grow across the...


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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