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2011-02-01 11:44:30

According to findings released by an expert in Arctic paleontology, fossilized tracks from two newly discovered prehistoric birds have been found in Alaska's Denali National Park. Tony Fiorillo, a paleontologist and curator at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, told Reuters that the previously unknown birds were among a wide variety of birds that left fossilized tracks in Denali. "The skies over Denali were a pretty busy place," he said. The birds are considered a new species and...


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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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