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2006-07-26 00:05:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A series of limestone caves west of Sydney, best known as a popular family tourist attraction, are in fact the world's oldest open caves, dating back 340 million years, Australian scientists say.


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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'.