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Oddities News Archive - October 31, 2003

The busiest street in Great Falls became a home for roaming buffalo. Three bison broke out of Mickey's Packing Plant on the southern edge of Great Falls Thursday and took to 10th Avenue South, one of the state's busiest thoroughfares.

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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