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Education News Archive - September 01, 2005

Schools everywhere in the world are starting back next week. Children arrive polished and clean with new books, pens and equipment, only to appear shabby and down at heel within a week. Teachers are enthusiastic, non stressed and not tired. Buildings shine after weeks of cleaners' efforts.

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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