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2008-12-18 06:45:00

ATHENS, December 18 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Athens Christmas festivities commenced on Tuesday December 16, with the lighting of the city's Christmas tree at Syntagma Square at 19:30.


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'.