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Ponies Stranded On Island Due To Government Shutdown
2013-10-08 09:25:46

Every fall the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) rounds up a herd of ponies living across the channel on Assateague Island. But this year, the fire department has been forced to forgo the festivities due to the "childish, idiotic actions of the government."


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'.