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Oddities News Archive - March 10, 2005

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Michael Jackson wants Jay Leno to stop with the jokes, but the "Tonight Show" host argues the First Amendment bars public figures from seeking a gag order based on their dislike of comments about them.

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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