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2012-05-13 23:00:56

Solar Impact is proud to announce a public-private partnership that is bringing solar electricity to twelve Alachua County public schools. This project provides $2.46 million in guaranteed revenue for local public schools, delivers a double-digit rate of return to investors, creates over $1 million in work for local contractors, and delivers over 1.7 million kilowatt hours of clean energy to the citizens of Gainesville. The revenue received by the school district will be used to implement a...


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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