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2007-06-24 19:22:57

The Haddock or Offshore Hake is a marine fish distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. Haddock is a popular food fish, widely fished commercially. The Haddock is easily recognized by a black lateral line running along its white side, not to be confused with Pollock which has the reverse (white line on black side), and a distinctive dark blotch above the pectoral fin, often described as a "thumbprint" or even the "Devil's thumbprint" or "St. Peter's mark". Haddock is most...

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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'.