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2009-02-12 15:47:11

A 13-year-old Russian girl who was scolded for writing a letter asking the president for a guinea pig has received an apology and two pets, her parents said. The parents of Anastasia Ivliyeva said the Kalitvensky girl wrote an e-mail to President Dmitry Medvedev's official Web site asking him for a female guinea pig to serve as a companion to the male guinea pig her parents had recently bought for her, The Times of London reported Thursday. However, weeks after she wrote the e-mail, the...


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'.