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2006-06-02 10:05:08

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - American Steve Flesch pared the final hole to take a one-shot lead at the Memorial tournament when the weather-hit first round was completed on Friday. The left-hander signed for a six-under-par 66 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, finishing a stroke ahead of compatriot Sean O'Hair. Thirteen players were a further two shots back on a high-quality leaderboard, including U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, former world number one Nick Price of...

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.'