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Agamas
2005-06-23 09:42:44

Agamas (or Agamids) are the Agamidae family of lizards. This family contains more than 300 species located throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and a few in Southern Europe. They are very similar to the American sister group of iguanas. Agamas are active at day and many species are perfectly adapted to a life in hot deserts. Others live in the trees of tropical rainforests. Agamas have...

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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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