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2008-12-05 18:33:00

RONALD REAGAN MISSILE SITE, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org was at Vandenberg AFB this afternoon watching the launch of the missile defense ground based interceptor in its successful intercept test today. His comments and observations include the following: "On a stunning crystal clear day off the California coast against a warm breeze and the backdrop...


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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