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Casio FX-7000G
2013-03-23 00:00:00

Image Caption: A Casio FX-7000G with box and manual. Credit: ML5/Wikipedia The Casio FX-7000G is the world’s first graphing calculator available to the public, offering 82 scientific functions, the ability to produce graphs, it is programmable and can do basic arithmetic problems. It was manufactured from 1985 - 1988. Since then Casio has produced upgraded models using the same...

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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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