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2006-01-03 14:19:39

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Stockholm's first day of a congestion charging experiment proved a success in reducing traffic on Tuesday when the number of vehicles entering the city center dropped by about a sixth.


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'.