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Education News Archive - January 10, 2006

By Murray Light Elementary and secondary schools throughout the nation are adopting various techniques to get children to school on time. Many of these programs are producing positive results, but the evidence still shows disturbing signs of a continuing upsurge in late arrivals to school. The U.S.

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'.