Business News Archive - August 31, 2006
Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. will acquire Glamis Gold Ltd. in a stock transaction worth $21.3 billion to create one of the world's largest gold mining companies, the firms said on Thursday.
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'.