caparison

[ kuh-par-uh-suh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF caparison

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It is a costume imposing and picturesque; while the caparison of his horse is in keeping with it.

The Caparison of the knightly steed appears to have been of five kinds.

Caparison, ka-par′is-un, n. the covering of a horse: a rich cloth laid over a war-horse: dress and ornaments generally.

The bridling and caparison of his mount, a splendid chestnut, represented alone a small fortune.

To his practised eye, their caparison tells that they are intended only for a short excursion, not a journey.

Mariposa said—respectful of the genius manifest in my caparison—that I looked "mos' ezzac'ly like a real, sure-'nough widder."

Caparison is used rarely and somewhat slightingly, and trappings quite contemptuously, for showy human apparel.

He then ordered the stablemen to caparison the two horses with handsome accoutrements.

At the sound the grooms, who were here and there in the press, hasted to find and caparison the horses of their lords.

In September she also gave him a quantity of cloth of gold, to make a caparison for his horse.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "cloth spread over a saddle," also "personal dress and ornaments," from Middle French caparasson (15c., Modern French caparaçon), from Spanish caparazón, perhaps from augmentative of Old Provençal caparasso "a mantle with a hood," or Medieval Latin caparo, the name of a type of cape worn by women, literally "chaperon" (see chaperon). Past participle adjective caparisoned is attested from c.1600, from a verb caparison (1590s), from French caparaçonner, from caparaçon.

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