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2008-08-19 18:00:24

Experts are predicting that the 2008 hurricane season will be twenty five percent worse than average seasons according to a study conducted by the Casualty & Property Insurance Underwriters non-profit research group. With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, and the National Hurricane Center issuing advisories on hurricanes, it's important to take the necessary precautions now to ensure that your trees survive the next storm. "Part of having a disaster safety plan for your...


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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