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2008-12-09 12:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Shangri-La Industries introduced its newly formed business unit, Shangri-La Construction, at today's unveiling of their inaugural project: the world's first aviation hangar to achieve Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED(R) (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating System(TM). Hangar 25, located at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, showcases Shangri-La's commitment to competitive capital investment...


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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