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2010-10-18 07:35:00

LONG BEACH, Calif. and HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Opening of the Bikestation Hillsboro bike transit center was announced today by Mobis Transportation/Bikestation, the leading developer of sustainable bicycle and other alternative transportation infrastructure systems. The public is invited to the open house celebration on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at Bikestation Hillsboro, located on the ground floor of the new Intermodal Transit Facility (near Tuality...


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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