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General News Archive - January 02, 2009

Although generally unnoticed by the public, New York City will sharply reduce most parking fines if the driver questions the ticket, officials say.

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'.