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2008-01-11 10:01:42

Do you have a big-screen TV in your room? How about a cell phone charger? Manufacturer Leggett & Platt Inc. wants to take things a bit further and bring some of these tech gadgets right to your bed. The company plans to sell a new bedroom ensemble, the Starry Night Sleep Technology Bed. Shown at the International Consumer Electronics Show, this bed comes with features such as wireless Internet connectivity, an iPod docking station, surround sound speakers, LCD projector, dual temperature...


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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