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2008-08-07 12:01:12

Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) Chairman and President William A. Petty is pleased to announce that during his latest visit to Buenos Aires, a Letter of Intent was signed with Epsur for the possible future development of oil fields in the northern part of the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. Mr. Fernando Infante, Executive Vice President, Franklin Mining, Inc., and Mr. Howard Dunn, Vice President for International Operations, remain in Buenos Aires and will visit...


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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