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2008-09-30 18:01:16

Youngsters at Birmingham Children's Hospital can look forward to a more comfortable stay thanks to a pounds 1,600 donation, which has paid for everything from play gyms and Playstations to bean bags and books. The cash comes from the family bakers Warburtons, who were quick to step in when they heard about the hospital's efforts to raise funds to buy a whole range of new items. Warburtons first started working with the hospital when the young patients took part in a national...


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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