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2008-09-22 10:50:00

New historical evidence suggests the telescope may have been invented in Spain, not the Netherlands or Italy as scientists once thought.


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'.