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2005-06-03 20:15:50

Manufacturing and professional services are not the only industries suffering from "overseas outsourcing."  So is tourism. Yesterday's inexpensive tourist destinations "“ Italy, Spain and Greece "“ are now competing with upstarts like Turkey and North African countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. "It's the economy," reports Michael Romanos, University of Cincinnati professor who has studied tourism around the globe.  "The European Union has flattened prices...


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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