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Education News Archive - November 14, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of foreign students at U.S. universities fell for the second straight year last year, but the decline that followed the September 11, 2001, attacks may already be abating, a survey showed on Monday.

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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