International News Archive - January 21, 2009
It has 20 percent of the world's population with 1.4bn people â€“ but China's rapid economic and social change has caused its pensioners to feel lonely and alienated, a new study suggests.
Word of the Day
- 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.