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2008-09-29 18:00:31

A CENTRE celebrating the North East's mining history has officially opened. Thirteen years after the closure of Durham Coalfield's last working mine, Wearmouth Colliery, the North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre (Neemarc) was launched on the same site. The day-long event on Saturday featured talks and displays at Sunderland Football Club's Stadium of Light, which was built on the former colliery site. Centre chairman, Dr Stuart Howard, said: "For more than 400 years...


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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