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2009-07-07 18:40:14

Police in eastern England say a police officer scarecrow wielding a soft drink bottle instead of a radar gun sent the wrong message to drivers. Inspector Dave Buckley of the Norfolk Police said the problem was not the 7-foot police scarecrow greeting motorists on the outskirts of Brancaster, The Daily Telegraph reported.


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'.