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2008-06-17 09:00:43

By Noelle Phillips, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jun. 17--The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Columbia Metropolitan Airport no longer have to drive across a four-lane highway to do their jobs. On Monday, they moved into a new office on airport property where they will clear private airplanes traveling across foreign borders and checking cargo trucked to Columbia from other ports. For now, the officers still have to drive to meet planes at various hangars on airport...


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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