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2006-10-27 18:00:38

By Tim Rausch, The Lima News, Ohio Oct. 27--LIMA -- In a black suit with sequins, Judy Collins swept from stage right to open with one of her most memorable songs. "Rows and floes of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air," Collins sang the opening to "Both Sides Now." More than 600 people filled Crouse Hall at Veterans Memorial Civic Center Thursday to see the Grammy-winning performer. Collins performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, a departure from the speakers and comedic acts...


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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