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2008-07-11 06:00:30

By Jim Gilchrist CHRIS Thile, the Paganini - or should that be the Hendrix? - of the bluegrass mandolin, can play like a man possessed, while leaving would-be pigeonholers reeling in his slipstream.


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'.