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2006-03-22 17:08:20

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying at least 99 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued.


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'.