Word of the Day
- Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
- To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.
Quote of the DayEvery formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
- Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889), U.S. astronomer