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Oddities News Archive - May 13, 2005

ALEXANDRIA, La. - A 16-month-old girl suffered moderate to severe alcohol poisoning after she consumed part of a mixed drink while an uncle was baby-sitting her, Rapides Parish sheriff's investigators said.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.