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2009-09-08 18:03:14

Officials in Grand Marais, Minn., said they were offering a free vacation in the city for the return of a fake seagull perched on its billboard in Pine County. The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association said its Give Us the Bird campaign is offering the vacation in exchange for the return of the fake gull, which had been perched on a billboard along Interstate 35, the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune reported Tuesday. He was perched there, welcoming people north.


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'.