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2008-07-14 18:00:32

By BETH REESE CRAVEY Well-wishers kept telling John Westmoreland he was not sufficiently excited. When state grades were announced Tuesday, the school where he serves as principal, Ridgeview High, earned an A from students' 2008 scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, improving two grade levels from a C in 2007. The gravity of the accomplishment just took a while to sink in, he said. "I was really surprised. I thought maybe if we're lucky we'd get a B," he said. "It didn't...


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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