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International News Archive - January 23, 2013

Beloved Tapirs Thrive In South America’s National Parks

A group of scientists has documented a thriving population of South America's beloved lowland tapirs living in a network of remote national parks spanning the Peru-Bolivia border.

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'.