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Saturday, December 01, 2007

cavalcade

\kav-uhl-KAYD; KAV-uhl-kayd\ , noun;
1.
A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
2.
Any procession.
3.
A sequence; a series.
Quotes:
Behind him he sensed the progress of the cavalcade as one by one the carriages wheeled off the Dublin road.
-- Stella Tillyard, Citizen Lord: The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, Irish Revolutionary
Last week, Seoul pleaded for immediate financial assistance from the United States and Japan, following a cavalcade of bad economic news.
-- Steven Butler and Jack Egan, "No magic won for Korea", U.S. News, December 22, 1997
Origin:
Cavalcade derives from Old Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare, "to go on horseback," from Late Latin caballicare, from Latin caballus, "horse."
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