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2008-08-20 09:01:11

New ore plants to be built in Indonesia JAKARTA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Three new iron ore plants will be built in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province in a bid to meet rising global demand for the product, the Jakarta Post reported here Tuesday. The plants will be built by Meratus Jaya inc., Semeru Surya inc. , Steel and Mandan Steel inc. with investments of 300 million U.S. dollars, Director of the Indonesian Industrial Ministry I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan said. "Meratus and Mandan will...


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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