International News Archive - January 30, 2012
More than 27,000 people in the UK died in 2010 as a result of bedsores or infected wounds, and 1,000-plus reportedly succumbed as a result of dehydration or malnutrition, according to figures obtained from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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'.