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2009-02-25 14:27:46

Police in New York said an alleged armed robber confessed loudly to his entire neighborhood after police apprehended the wrong man. Investigators said Raymond Gramby, 37, allegedly pulled a knife inside of a deli at about 1:45 a.m. Monday and fled with two bottles of Olde English malt liquor, the New York Post reported Wednesday. Officers followed the suspect back to his apartment building, but mistakenly grabbed a different man who answered the door. Gramby then opened his window and...


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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