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UK Man Builds Homemade Ticker-Tape Machine That Prints Tweets
2013-08-23 11:27:01

A UK man has developed a modern-day version of the 19th Century ticker-tape machine that prints out tweets instead of stock price information.


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'.