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2006-11-20 18:01:19

By Anthony Cardinale, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Nov. 20--A fifth-year math teacher has filed suit against Canisius High School for denying her tenure despite a glowing recommendation from her principal. Maria D. Baldwin's department chairman praised her as 'an essential part of the mathematics department,' but she still was denied tenure by the Rev. James P. Higgins, president of the all-boys high school at 1180 Delaware Ave. The suit, originally filed in State Supreme Court, charges...


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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