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2008-06-22 21:00:12

ASTRAKHAN. June 22 (Interfax-South) - Seventeen children from a pre-school day care center in Astrakhan have been hospitalized with food poisoning, Interfax was told at the regional division of the Emergency Situations Ministry Sunday evening.


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'.