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2008-09-15 21:00:28

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming events of area faith groups held around Niagara County. Wednesday PEACH SOCIAL: Hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad, baked beans and shortcake, hosted by the Holy Name Society, 4 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Hall, 64 Center Ave., North Tonawanda. *** Thursday BAPTIST HISTORY CONFERENCE: Free lectures scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday will focus on Baptist history and convictions, Firm...


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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