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2009-10-04 19:11:33

Shaun Hill passed for two touchdowns and Patrick Willis scored on a 23-yard interception return Sunday, helping San Francisco bomb the St. Louis Rams 35-0. The 49ers (3-1) also scored on an end zone fumble recovery by Scott McKillop and an 11-yard fumble return by Ray McDonald. Hill, who completed 14-of-24 passes for 152 yards, hit Vernon Davis on a 13-yard scoring toss and Josh Morgan on a 24-yarder. Kyle Boller, replacing the injured Marc Bulger at quarterback for St. Louis (0-4), connected...


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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