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2008-09-01 15:00:11

By Andie Hannon POLAND - More than 100 firefighters from about 20 communities fought far into Sunday night to contain more than 20 acres of blazing mulch at the Jolly Gardener mulch plant on Route 122 in Poland. And officials anticipate that it will take days to fully extinguish the flames and erase the plume of smoke hovering over southern Androscoggin County. The smoke could be seen for miles around after the fire broke out Sunday afternoon. "We've had pretty steady, heavy breezes all...


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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