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2012-08-07 09:36:17

Recent evidence found at the site of Cahokia, a massive settlement near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, shows people using the black drink nearly 500 years earlier than most accounts.


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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'.