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Business News Archive - August 16, 2005

ELLSWORTH - Austin Goodyear, a keen businessman who expanded Ellsworth Builders Supply from a single store with 10 employees to a company with 10 locations and 300 workers, died Sunday at his home in Brooklin. He was 85 years old. Goodyear, who worked every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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