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Entertainment News Archive - July 10, 2005

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - "Diamonds," a new exhibition in London, boasts an impressive carat count and some of the world's most glittering gems, but protests over the treatment of African bushmen by mining giant De Beers exposed some flaws.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The superhero movie "Fantastic Four" overcame some of the worst reviews of the year to top the North American box office with better-than-expected weekend ticket sales of $56 million, its distributor 20th Century Fox said on Sunday. The News Corp.

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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