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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - August 01, 2005

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A light saber used by Mark Hamill when he played Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" sold for $200,600 Friday in an auction of movie props and costumes, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which held the auction.

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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