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2010-10-04 17:35:10

A cash register is a device for calculating and recording sales transactions. A cash drawer for storing cash is attached and the register usually prints a receipt. Cash registers were first invented in order to deter employee theft and embezzlement. It is theorized that odd prices such as 49 and 99 cents came about so that it was almost guaranteed the cashier would have to provide a penny in...

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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'.