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General News Archive - January 04, 2005

LOS ANGELES - A woman recounted Tuesday how she and her boyfriend hid by a tree and avoided intervening when Robert Blake yelled for help for his bleeding wife, telling the jury that the actor's behavior seemed "odd" and "forced.""It didn't seem genuine or real," Mary Beth Rennie said as Blake's murder trial resumed Tuesday after a holiday recess.

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'.