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2008-08-27 09:01:27

Villa Sistemi Medicali, a subsidiary of Del Global Technologies, a manufacturer of diagnostic imaging systems for medical firms, has installed its new Apollo DRF systems at two hospitals in Rome, Italy. According to the company, one system is installed at Policlinico Umberto I hospital in the city and part of La Sapienza University. The second system is located at Fatebenefratelli Isola Tiberina hospital, a religious institution that provides health services. Fabio Curti, marketing...


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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