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General News Archive - March 22, 2008

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website Taipei, March 22 (CNA) - Following is the biography of Ma Ying- jeou, from the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), who won Saturday's presidential election in Taiwan, defeating the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's candidate Frank Hsieh.

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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