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 for caparison
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caparison \Ca*par"i*son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caparisonedp.
     pr. & vb. n. Caparisoning.] [Cf. F capara[,c]onner.]
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     1. To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out
        with decorative trappings, as a horse.
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              The steeds, caparisoned with purple, stand.
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     2. To adorn with rich dress; to dress.
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              I am caparisoned like a man.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caparison \Ca*par"i*son\, n. [F. capara[,c]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
     1. An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness
        or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, especially
        when decorative.
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              Their horses clothed with rich caparison. --Drylen.
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     2. Gay or rich clothing.
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              My heart groans beneath the gay caparison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse,
           especially (formerly) for a warhorse [syn: caparison,
           trapping, housing]
      v 1: put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive
           occasion" [syn: caparison, bard, barde, dress up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "caparison":
     accouterments, back band, backstrap, bearing rein, bellyband, bit,
     blinders, blinds, breeching, bridle, cavesson, checkrein,
     cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, collar, crownband, crupper, curb,
     furnishings, gag swivel, getup, girth, hackamore, halter, hames,
     hametugs, harness, headgear, headstall, hip straps, horse blanket,
     horsecloth, housing, jaquima, jerk line, lines, livery, martingale,
     noseband, outfit, pole strap, reins, ribbons, rig, saddle,
     saddle blanket, saddlecloth, shaft tug, side check, snaffle,
     surcingle, tack, tackle, things, trappings, trousseau, tug,
     turnout, wardrobe, winker braces, yoke

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