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2009-01-12 19:22:38

A British landlord said he has been ordered to evict his 15 tenants because the building, a former convent, is not zoned for non-religious residential use. Peter Lewin, 49, said officials told him he could face a fine or jail time because the residents of his Caversham, England, building are not nuns and he has no license under planning laws to change the use of the building, The Mirror reported Monday. They are all decent professional people but I cannot make them into nuns, Lewin said of...


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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