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International News Archive - June 16, 2012

Forest Boy Identified

Known to German locals as Forest Boy, Robin van Helsum had his 15 minutes of international fame recently as local police and Interpol sent his picture out all over the world in a last ditch effort to find any remaining family he may have left.

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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