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2010-08-13 12:25:00

After more than three decades away, an endangered leatherback turtle has returned to the beaches of Malaysia in what is being hailed by conservationists as a "miracle." The "Puteri Rantau Abang" or Rantau Abang Princess turtle, which was identified by local experts due to distinctive markings on its shell and flipper, returned to the Rantau Abang beachfront in July. It is the first leatherback turtle to return to the northern state of Terengganu since the 1980s, according to a Friday article...


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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