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Business News Archive - January 29, 2008

By John Keenan, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jan. 29--Republic National Distributing Co. has become the majority investor in Nebraska Wine & Spirits and has signed a letter of intent to acquire an interest in Omaha's Republic Beverage Co., formerly United Distillers Products Co.

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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