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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - October 18, 2005

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Three new wide releases hit theaters this past weekend, but altogether they failed to make much of a dent at the boxoffice, barely mustering a combined $27 million among them.

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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