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2008-06-19 09:00:42

By Scott Fontaine, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 19--It's been more than 60 years since Ken Wheeler flew bombing raids over Axis-held Europe, but the memories remain vivid. "You smell the smells of the airplane," he said Wednesday. "You hear the sounds of those engines. It's just a nostalgic trip." The 85-year-old Gig Harbor native was dressed like he'd walked straight out of a war movie. He sported an olive-green flight suit and a matching jacket, both adorned with flight wings,...

Word of the Day
  • 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.