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2008-08-11 15:01:07

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gregory Mahall, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, Public Affairs Office, +1-410-436-3629 NEWPORT, Ind., Aug. 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Aug. 8, 2008, personnel at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility confirmed the last ton container of VX had been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at Newport Chemical Depot (NECD). The achievement marks the latest in Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) successes 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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