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2008-12-30 15:28:14

In southern India, over 15,000 people protested against the extension of a new tiger reserve Tuesday, despite official assurances that they will not lose their homes to the sanctuary. All parties representatives in Tamil Nadu state, including the state's ruling party, took part in the protest, which is the third since November against the extension of the Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, police said. Mudumalai has been declared by the state government to be a tiger reserve earlier this year....


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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