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2008-09-12 21:00:10

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Marivi Prado, Chief Marketing Officer, St. Thomas University, +1-305-205-2656 cell, +1-305-474-6880, mprado@stu.edu MIAMI, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued by St. Thomas University: WHAT:Dedication of the Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology Building, a research-class facility and home of St. Thomas University's School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management. The ceremony will have as keynote speaker Dr. Mae...


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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