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General News Archive - May 21, 2005

LOS ANGELES, Chile - The bodies of 14 soldiers who died in a blizzard in the Andes were recovered by army patrols in four-wheeled drive vehicles Saturday, but 31 were still missing and feared dead from the ill-fated march that got caught in a "snow tsunami." Helicopters joined the search Saturday for the first time because of clearing weather, but the possibility of finding the missing alive are considered slim, army chief Gen.

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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