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Oddities News Archive - June 07, 2004

MIAMI - A 61-year-old woman known as "The Godmother" whom police said ran a ruthless cocaine empire in the 1980s was released from prison and set to be deported to Colombia. Griselda Blanco was in custody of the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sunday as U.S.

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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