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General News Archive - July 21, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Television is not part of the traditional Amish world. But the Amish are now part of television, like it or not. "Amish in the City" gives five young adults the chance to explore the big city and discover what life is like outside their Amish communities.

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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