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2009-02-20 17:10:56

Socks, a former stray cat who made it to the White House, died Friday at the age of 20, former President Bill and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. The ex-first feline, who lived with the Clinton family at the governor's mansion in Arkansas before moving with the Clintons to the White House, had been battling throat cancer since November and couldn't stand up anymore.


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'.