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2010-12-06 12:44:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Francis, Chief Advanced Programs and Senior Fellow at United Technologies Research Center, the central research organization of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will present the Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit to be held Jan. 4-7, 2011, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida. "Dr. Michael S. Francis...


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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