General News Archive - July 12, 2009
Florida's alligator skin trade has been bitten by the recession, and the owner of one the state's oldest operations says he may be closing.
Word of the Day
- 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'.