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2011-01-28 12:47:24

Many different aspects are involved in predicting high water and floods, such as the type of precipitation, wind, buildings and vegetation.


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'.