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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 03, 2005

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Studios are pumping out TV-DVD packages faster, and more furiously, than ever. Virtually no Tuesday goes by without a handful of complete-season TV sets arriving in stores.

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A man dressed like Spider-Man climbed atop a giant TV screen in downtown Hong Kong on Friday and unfurled a huge banner protesting China's bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democracy protests on June 4, 1989.

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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