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International News Archive - September 07, 2010

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A top Chinese official was quoted Monday as saying that the number of vehicles on the country's roads will more than double to at least 200 million by 2020.

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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