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2008-08-17 18:00:23

Twice in one issue the Institution of Professional Engineers gets headlines (Aug 4). Any organisation that can sneak in on the back of legislation (Building Act) to sponsor themselves and fee structures that challenge the legal and accountancy professions must be influential.


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'.