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2008-12-02 22:42:15

A Missouri deer hunter said a vengeful buck got back on its feet after being shot and attacked him with its antlers. Randy Goodman, 47, of Sedalia said he shot the buck once in its broadside and once in its neck before climbing down from his tree stand to inspect what he thought was a lifeless corpse, The Sedalia Democrat reported Tuesday. Goodman said he grabbed one of the nine-point, 240-pound buck's antlers to inspect his kill and suddenly the large deer jumped back to its feet and started...


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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