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2008-07-20 12:00:00

By Cindy Hoedel, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--All this talk about "staycations" has me really looking forward to the beach. Lucky for me, I bought our airline tickets to Florida months ago, before the latest national travel neurosis crashed the summer vacation party. For a country founded by extreme risk takers, we're becoming alarmingly alarmist. After 9/11, well-meaning friends and acquaintances cautioned my husband and me against flying to Germany with our kids to visit...

2008-07-20 03:00:20

By The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--All this talk about "staycations" has me really looking forward to the beach. Lucky for me, I bought our airline tickets to Florida months ago, before the latest national travel neurosis crashed the summer vacation party. For a country founded by extreme risk takers, we're becoming alarmingly alarmist. After 9/11, well-meaning friends and acquaintances cautioned my husband and me against flying to Germany with our kids to visit family. Terrorists!...


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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