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2009-01-28 15:37:21

Some called it the biggest icehouse ever in Minnesota, but a home seen Wednesday on the ice of a frozen lake was only being towed across, owners said. Rather than looking to dip a fishing line through the ice of frozen White Bear Lake from what could have been the most elaborate fishing shack ever, the owners of a 60-ton house said they were only interested in seeing the home successfully moved from an island to a new location on the mainland, The Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis...


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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