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Indian Journal of Dermatology
2012-05-14 15:38:38

The Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL) is a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal published bimonthly on behalf of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists. It was established in 1940 and the current editor-in-chief is D.M. Thappa (as of May 2012). The journal reaches more than 6,000 members of the IADVL as well as nearly 200...

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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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