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Business News Archive - June 24, 2006

By Kathryn Minnick, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 24--Crude oil prices, which have hovered around $70 per barrel for weeks, are pushing up not just the cost of driving, but also the cost of building and maintaining roads and parking surfaces.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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