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2011-06-23 10:30:00

ANTWERP, Belgium, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The container ships arriving in the port of Antwerp continue to score a series of "firsts." On the evening of 22 June the Maersk Enfield called in Antwerp on its maiden voyage. With a capacity of 13,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) this is the first time that the Danish company, Maersk Line, has sent ships of such a size to Antwerp. The increase in scale demonstrates the great confidence that the port of Antwerp inspires...


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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