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2008-06-18 18:00:19

Who hasn't gone to the beach, stuffed their wallet into an old sneaker and taken off for a walk? Who hasn't left their iPod, car keys, or electronic games under a t-shirt and asked a complete stranger to keep an eye on things while they play in the surf? What can be riskier than that? Not much.


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'.