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2008-07-26 15:00:23

By Carlyn Ray Mitchell, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 26--A trooper working in the local office of the Colorado State Patrol was arrested Friday by Fort Lupton police after he became "sexually aggressive" with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl online. Police searched the Colorado Springs apartment of Justin Tollman, 22, Friday morning and arrested him on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child and Internet luring of a child after a two-month investigation, said Fort...


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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