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2008-08-31 21:00:15

Arizona's future water needs might be met by a planned desalination plant in Mexico, officials say. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday that officials are studying the idea of importing filtered ocean water from a desalination plant planned for Puerto Penasco, Mexico, 60 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The state could get billions of gallons a year from the Mexican plant, the report said. Some Arizona water managers say the state could team with Puerto Penasco to build a larger...


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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