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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
- 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'.