Science News Archive - July 01, 2007
By ANNE GILDEA WE'RE not known as a nation of nudies. Not so very long ago there was a national brouhaha over a Late Late Show audience member revealing she didn't wear a nightie on her wedding night.
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.