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2007-06-20 17:33:20

Biologists Peter Lawrence and Gines Morata won Spain's prestigious science award Wednesday for their work showing that fruit flies and humans have much genetic material in common.


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'.