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2008-09-24 00:00:22

By Simon Parker T he centenary of a significant event in Cornish mining history is to be marked with a festival of walks, talks, exhibitions and the premiere of a new play celebrating the area's industrial heritage. Phoenix 100 is the umbrella group coordinating a range of activities in the Caradon Hill area to commemorate the installation of the last Cornish pumping engine in a Cornish mine back in 1909. Next year the group, which has the support of a number of heritage, arts and...


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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