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2009-03-13 16:15:02

Britain's Prince William, whose mother Princess Diana was killed in a 1997 car crash, admits he still experiences a feeling of emptiness on Mother's Day. The Daily Telegraph reported the 26-year-old royal made the comments Thursday as he accepted his appointment as patron of the Child Bereavement Charity, a group his late mother had been associated. My mother Diana was present at your launch 15 years ago, and today I am incredibly proud to be able to continue her support for your fantastic...


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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