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2008-08-06 00:00:20

By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. - Officials confirmed the first appearance of the emerald ash borer in Wisconsin, a finding that could put nearly 750 million trees in the state in jeopardy.State Department of Natural Resources foresters took samples from a group of dying ash trees near the village of Newburg in Ozaukee County last week. A United States Department of Agriculture lab in Romulus, Mich., detected the insect in the samples, and a lab at the Smithsonian Institution...


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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