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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Definitions for caparison

  1. To dress richly; deck.
  2. To cover with a caparison.
  3. A decorative covering for a horse or for the tack or harness of a horse; trappings.

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Citations for caparison
The fruit, the fountain that's in all of us; in Edward; in Eleanor; so why caparison ourselves on top? Virginia Woolf, The Years
And he followed her order, bridling and saddling the horse and making every effort to caparison it well. Chrétien de Troyes, The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes
Origin of caparison
1585-1595
Caparison originally referred to an elaborate covering for horses. It is related to the word chaperon.