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Education News Archive - June 11, 2006

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 11--The following area students graduated from Pennsylvania State University in spring commencement. Honors are signified as follows: ***with highest distinction; **with high distinction; *with distinction: Berks campus Bachelor of science Nicholas V.

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'.