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2010-07-13 10:26:00

DENVER, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) will host its annual Blanca Fest in Alamosa, Colo., Aug. 21, 2010 in Cole Park. Blanca Fest is an all-day communal get together for hikers, families, and nature enthusiasts to hike the best trails, peaks and cultural sites San Luis Valley and Sangre de Cristo range have to offer. After a day of hiking, attendees can kick back and relax with an evening of entertainment including, live music, food and beverages, and lots more....


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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