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2007-05-22 08:44:39

Federal trappers charged with ridding Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge of nutria have a new mission now that the invasive rodent is clear from the refuge - rooting it out from the rest of the Eastern Shore.


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'.