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2005-11-25 15:46:59

By Gennady Fyodorov ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Yevgeny Plushenko made a triumphant return to international competition after an eight-month injury lay-off by winning the short programme with a personal best in the Cup of Russia Grand Prix on Friday. The Russian, who has not competed since pulling out of this year's world championships with a groin injury, dazzled the home crowd with an array of jumps, spins and elegant footwork. Plushenko, skating to the music of Puccini's...


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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