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2006-01-03 14:19:39

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Stockholm's first day of a congestion charging experiment proved a success in reducing traffic on Tuesday when the number of vehicles entering the city center dropped by about a sixth. The test run in the Swedish capital, involving a maximum charge of 60 crowns ($7.50) a day, will last until July and Stockholm residents will vote in September on whether to make the world's most extensive congestion charging system permanent. "Traffic in...


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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