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2009-02-23 15:20:10

Organizers of a festival honoring Canada's fur-trapping forefathers called it a fitting tribute after 2,500 bowls of pea soup disappeared in 90 minutes. It is in the spirit of the voyageur tradition, declared Festival du Voyageur manager Colin Mackie after the hot soup was gobbled down on Sunday. That's what they ate, Mackie added.


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'.