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2006-03-07 08:40:10

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Something special is brewing on the tiny rural island of Wadmalaw. Among the old frame houses, boat landings, live oaks draped in Spanish moss and 19th-century churches, is the only tea farm in the United States. And if all goes as planned, the Charleston Tea Plantation will soon expand and an American tea now available only locally will go national. The plantation, about 20 miles southeast of Charleston, covers 127 acres, 30...

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2006-03-07 08:40:00

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Something special is brewing on the tiny rural island of Wadmalaw. Among the old frame houses, boat landings, live oaks draped in Spanish moss and 19th-century churches, is the only tea farm in the United States. And if all goes as planned, the Charleston Tea Plantation will soon expand and an American tea now available only locally will go national. The plantation, about 20 miles southeast of Charleston, covers 127 acres, 30 of which are...


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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