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2010-05-23 05:50:00

The remains of Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century father of modern astronomy, were finally laid to rest in a marked grave, the day after the 467th anniversary of his death, in a Polish cathedral Saturday.


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'.