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2005-05-27 15:30:21

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A research project tracking mountain lions in the Black Hills has been extended for another year. Wildlife managers want to know more about the reproductive rate and survival rate of kittens and where young lions go when they set out on their own, said John Kanta, a big-game biologist for the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks in Rapid City. Since research began in 1999, 49 lions have been caught and fitted with radio transmitter collars - some more than once - to...


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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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