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2008-06-14 00:00:13

The Environment Agency is making hay to ensure a rare conservation area on the edge of York continues to attract wildlife and has a healthy eco system. Rawcliffe Meadows is a floodplain meadow of the sort which has declined by more than 95 per cent in England and Wales since the Second World War, mainly due to intensive farming methods. The EA is removing half a hectare of nettles before adding a hay cover that should help to return the floodplain meadow to a more natural state and...


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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