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2008-08-04 21:00:21

By LINDA HALL By LINDA HALL Staff Writer WOOSTER DISTRICT -- Wooster's first public preschool has room to double in size. Emphasizing it is free to eligible families, Mark Stefanik, director of alternative education, encouraged parents to register children for the new preschool program that began operating during the second semester of the last school year. For families that must pay for the service, the maximum amount is $90 a month, Stefanik said, "a very reasonable cost." "There...


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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