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Education News Archive - June 06, 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of ExxonMobil's celebration of its On the Run(R) convenience store conversion in the Memphis area, the company is donating $20,000 to be shared by four schools based on their progress and emphasis on math and science programs.

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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