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2009-02-04 13:05:00

Scientists have uncovered two early whale fossils that may shed light on how these ancestors to modern whales evolved from walking on land to becoming sea dwellers.


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'.