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2006-02-16 17:47:49

By Scott Malone NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive search of John F. Kennedy Airport has failed to find a prize-winning show dog named Vivy who escaped while being loaded onto a plane, but authorities said on Thursday they had not given up hope. Vivy, who was returning to California after competing at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, had likely fled to marshy areas next to the airport, said Paul Lepiane, co-owner of the whippet. He said security guards might notice the...


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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