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2009-07-23 15:19:00

Officials say the U.S. House of Representatives may soon commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Pig War, a historical conflict started over a dead pig. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., said the conflict between the fledgling United States and Britain began when a U.S.


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'.