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2008-10-06 15:00:17

By JOHN HOLYOKE When October rolls around, many Maine outdoors enthusiasts forget all about lakes, ponds and streams and start foraging for shotgun shells and orange caps. Make no mistake, ruffed grouse hunters are out and about - their season started Wednesday - but that doesn't mean there's not a pile of aquatic options available. In fact, many diehard anglers will tell you (as long as you agree not to let anyone else in on the secret) that come October, they enjoy some of the best...


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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