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2006-07-18 17:42:32

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - A convicted con artist was indicted in Manhattan on Tuesday on charges of stealing a Degas sculpture worth about $600,000 from a wealthy art collector and arranging to sell it. Thomas Doyle, 49, was accused of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property for taking the Degas bronze of a dancer looking at the sole of her right foot and titled "Danseuse Regardant le Plant de son Pied Droit." He faces up to 15 years in prison if...


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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