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2008-08-27 09:00:09

Text of report by Qatari government-funded, pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera satellite TV on 26 August [Unidentified Al Jazeera announcer] Well, we're going back to one of our developing stories now, and the hijacking of a plane in Sudan. The passenger plane had taken off from Darfur and was on its way to the capital Khartoum when it was hijacked. It's now on the ground in Libya and we have reports the hijackers want to refuel and take off for France. We have very little information on who...


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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