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Business News Archive - December 20, 2006

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Florida has signed a long-term, wholesale agreement to buy power from Shady Hills Power Company LLC.

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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