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2008-08-28 15:00:47

By Judie Schwartz; Evelinda Urman Style Matters: It was all about comfort clothing for the celebrities who attended the Gospel Hill film screening at Mezcal restaurant Monday morning. The film, about racial and generational divisions, was produced by actor Giancarlo Esposito. Angela Bassett, one of the film's stars, wore a white floppy hat and a scooped-neck muumuu dress. She finished off the ensemble with silver flip flops. Barack Obama supporter Ellen Burstyn, also in attendance, wore...


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Phallusia nigra
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Phallusia nigra is a species of sea squirt (tunicate) found in tropical seas around the world. It is usually found in shallow waters attached to any hard substrate. It is a solitary animal rather than living in colonies. Although the native range of this animal is unknown, the tropical western Atlantic Ocean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean are possibilities. Like all ascidians, this species has a thick leathery envelope (tunic) containing cellulosic material. The tunic encloses a...

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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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