Oddities News Archive - September 30, 2005
By Nokwazi Tshabalala PHALABORWA, South Africa (Reuters) - A white South African farmer was jailed for life on Friday for feeding a black worker to lions, ending a racially charged case which highlighted abuse of rural black laborers.
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'.