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International News Archive - November 30, 2010

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A leading French epidemiologist said Monday that the strain of cholera that triggered an epidemic has claimed over 1,600 lives in Haiti and it must have been brought in from abroad.

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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