General News Archive - August 03, 2009


August is a peak water-use period, but the US Environmental Protection Agency says a few simple tricks could save up to $110 annually on water bills.

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'.