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caparison


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caparison  \Ca*par"i*son\,  n.  [F.  capara?on,  fr  Sp  caparazon  a 
  cover  for  a  saddle,  coach,  etc.;  capa  cloak,  cover  (fr.  LL 
  capa,  cf  LL  caparo  also  fr  capa)  +  the  term.  azon.  See 
  {Cap}.] 
  1.  An  ornamental  covering  or  housing  for  a  horse;  the  harness 
  or  trappings  of  a  horse,  taken  collectively,  esp.  when 
  decorative. 
 
  Their  horses  clothed  with  rich  caparison.  --Drylen. 
 
  2.  Gay  or  rich  clothing. 
 
  My  heart  groans  beneath  the  gay  caparison. 
  --Smollett. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caparison  \Ca*par"i*son\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caparisoned}p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Caparisoning}.]  [Cf.  F  capara[,c]onner.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  housings,  as  a  horse;  to  harness  or  fit  out 
  with  decorative  trappings,  as  a  horse. 
 
  The  steeds,  caparisoned  with  purple,  stand 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  aborn  with  rich  dress;  to  dress. 
 
  I  am  caparisoned  like  a  man.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caparison 
  n  :  a  decorated  covering  for  a  horse,  especially  (formerly)  for 
  a  warhorse  [syn:  {trapping},  {housing},  {housings}] 
  v  :  put  a  caparison  on  of  horses  [syn:  {bard},  {dress  up}] 




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