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2009-07-16 10:21:01

Colorful, comfortable Crocs hit the recession running, but at too much of a run, the U.S. shoemaker's chief executive officer said. In an e-mail, Crocs Inc. CEO John Duerden said the shoe industry was surprised by the severity of the downturn. Moreover, it affected us more because the brand had been gearing up for a continuation of the extraordinary growth in the prior years, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The company that produces brightly colored plastic clogs made of an...


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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