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2014-02-13 12:28:10

More than 700 People Seek Refuge in 110 Shelters Across Eight States WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding to the huge winter storm barreling up the East Coast and asking people to give blood to make up for the blood drives canceled due to the storm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The storm has caused the cancellation of about 265 Red Cross blood drives in the south and along the East Coast, resulting in...

2014-01-06 12:22:44

Weather Cancels Nearly 125 Red Cross Blood Drives WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Red Cross workers are opening shelters and warming centers for people affected by the extreme cold, and working with local emergency officials...


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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