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Education News Archive - February 02, 2007

By Bill Roberts, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Feb. 2--The fire that gutted Middleton High School on Thursday brought back memories to Bev Bradford. She was principal at Meridian Middle School when its main building burned during Memorial Day weekend in 1989.

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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