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Business News Archive - October 17, 2009

Hundreds Call for Respect for School Bus Workers on Long Island FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged his support for the more than 1,700 Long Island school bus workers who are fighting for respect at Baumann Bus at a rally today.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • 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'.