General News Archive - February 15, 2004

Rescue workers with search dogs picked through rubble of an indoor water park Sunday, trying to find survivors of a roof collapse that killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more.

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'.