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Latest Evans Road Wildfire Stories

2008-06-17 21:00:12

A lightning strike during a storm sparked a second fire Tuesday in the Great Dismal Swamp in eastern Virginia. Catherine Hibbard with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the new fire was only about 20 acres Tuesday morning, the Newport News Press 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'.