Oddities News Archive - December 01, 2005
Small scissors and screwdrivers - banned after September 11 - will be allowed back on airplanes as U.S. security policy changes focus to target bomb threats, government officials said on Thursday.
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.