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2013-11-19 16:44:26

University of Cincinnati research compares practices used by fashion industry casting directors to the New York City Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk program. New York City fashion scouts and police officers often rely on a well-honed gut instinct to help make critical judgments of total strangers. One group hunts beauty; the other, criminality – all in the same concrete jungle. But these apparently disparate groups of expert evaluators actually have a lot in...


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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