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2005-07-05 11:33:01

By John Chalmers SINGAPORE (Reuters) - New York wheeled out U.S. SenatorHillary Clinton as the race to host the 2012 Olympics enteredthe final straight on Tuesday, counting on the famous formerfirst lady to make a strong case for the Big Apple.


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'.