Sunday, 1 July 2012

Entry: caparison (n.)

In context: "...in his scarlet velour caparison and makeup..."

Definition: The dress and ornaments of men and women: equipment, outfit.

Other: Also A cloth or covering spread over the saddle or harness of a horse, often gaily ornamented; housings, trappings; also of other beasts of burden.

b. A kind of defensive armour for a horse


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Page: 367

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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