International News Archive - November 20, 2012
A global effort has been put forth to better understand the specific challenges and issues associated to living in the tropical regions of the world.
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'.