International News Archive - June 13, 2012
Results of Latest Models for Regional Precipitation and Temperature Distribution Deviate Strongly / Number of Measurement Stations Worldwide Is Decreasing Dramatically
But too many women and children still dying
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'.