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2006-05-21 19:58:44

HAYNEVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - Country singer and Grand Ole Opry star Billy Walker was killed along with his wife and two band members early on Sunday when the car they were traveling in ran off an interstate highway and overturned south of Montgomery, Alabama, state highway troopers said. The popular 77-year-old Walker, whose biggest hit was "Charlie's Shoes" on CBS Records, joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1960 and had performed ever since in concerts and on TV shows. Also killed were...


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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