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2008-09-24 03:00:22

By Fyson, Anthony It is wonderful how thoughtless think-tanks can be. The latest effusion from the right-wing Policy Exchange is admirable only for trying to make a free-market assessment of the prospects for northern cities without concession to Conservative electoral interests. The trouble for Tory leader David Cameron arises not just because the report's conclusion that these cities have little hope of regeneration is damaging to his party's chances in marginal urban constituencies. The...


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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