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2009-01-20 18:28:37

Residents of New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula said the government has mistakenly identified a dolphin that frequently visits the coast as a female. Locals said Moko, a dolphin that has long been visiting the Mahia coast, is consistently referred to as a female by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, but residents have known for months that the marine mammal is a male, The Dominion Post reported Tuesday. I noticed in the early stages that, when the dolphin was away from the crowds and a...


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'.