International News Archive - December 27, 2010
Flood warnings issued in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, bring with them concerns over the proliferation of crocodiles.
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'.