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2006-04-05 07:50:00

By Lee Chyen Yee TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - It tastes bitter, turns your teeth black and causes cancer, but it also gives you a buzz and is served by scantily clad young women.


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'.