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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 26, 2005

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Respect for the Aged Day in Japan is not typically a cash cow for gamemaker Nintendo Co. Ltd., but this year a bump in sales of its DS portable game machines was proof enough that electronic games are attracting a broader range of players.

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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