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2008-08-18 00:00:30

MINERS are being sought at a Northumberland colliery for the first time in more than 25 years. But it is their memories and experiences rather than physical labour which is now required.


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'.