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2005-11-25 02:32:29

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - China sent truckloads of arms to Nepal this week to help its poorly-equipped army fight a violent Maoist revolt, a newspaper reported on Friday. Nepal's traditional arms provider, India, along with the United States and Britain, have suspended supplies since King Gyanendra fired the government in February, withdrew civil liberties and took power. The Kantipur daily said the weapons from China came on 18 trucks on Tuesday and Wednesday through a highway linking...


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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