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Latest Chaiten Volcano Erupts Again Chile Stories

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2009-02-20 11:20:00

Chile's Chaiten volcano erupted on Thursday, sending clouds of ash into the air and area security officials have called for an evacuation of nearby towns. Authorities have evacuated 160 people form the area of Chaiten, which lies six miles away from the volcano. However, many of the town's 4,500 former residents have refused to relocate the town, said the BBC. "It is dangerous to stay in the area. They must leave," said Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma. "We have insisted for a long time...


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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