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2008-07-09 21:00:32

By Mike Gibson A FATHER fighting for his six-year-old daughter's right to live spoke yesterday of his joy at her return home from hospital. Amber Hartland suffers from Infantile Tay-Sachs, a rare incurable brain disorder that has left her almost completely paralysed. She was admitted to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, last week with a chest infection - but now doctors there say it is time for the little girl to die. They are taking legal action to stop Amber being...


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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