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2008-06-16 06:00:00

By Rob Messinger, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 16--The city's busiest soup kitchen will be back in business today, thanks to donations from friends and strangers. Holy Family Community Kitchen and Pantry, which serves about 5,200 meals a week, shut down on May 28 after metal thieves made away with the compressors that kept two walk-in refrigerators cold. New compressors, plus a fence to protect them, were installed early last week, but the Franklinton soup kitchen had several...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'