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2008-12-30 15:30:22

A Jacksonville, Fla., 8-year-old gathered signatures on a petition and wrote a letter to the mayor after her neighbor's cat was taken away, her mother said. Brianna Davey said the cat was taken by Animal Control officers after her neighbors allowed it roam outside without a leash, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., reported Tuesday. The third-grader wrote in her letter to Mayor John Peyton that although the cat was not wearing a leash, it was not running wild. Other neighbors complained, Brianna...


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'.