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2006-01-01 21:46:03

By Kimberly White FORESTVILLE, California (Reuters) - Heavy rains continued to cause flooding in towns across Northern California's wine country on Sunday, with more stormy weather expected into Monday, the National Weather Service said. One man, DeeWayne Jackson, 63, died on Saturday when a tree fell on him in a park in Vacaville during the storm, the Solano County Coroner's Office said. Days of heavy storms swelled rivers and caused flooding and disruption in Napa, the heart of a...

2005-12-31 15:13:33

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wet winter storm pounded Northern California on Saturday, swelling rivers, setting off mudslides and prompting calls to evacuate parts of the Napa Valley wine region. With more rain on the way, authorities urged residents in low-lying areas of the Napa Valley area to leave their homes. Floods and mudslides also caused road closures on most major highways in Northern California. The heaviest rain hit the Napa Valley area just north of San Francisco, where...


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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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