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2005-09-05 08:31:42

By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - The first modern building to be erected in Rome's ancient historic center in decades will be unveiled this month despite repeated attempts to block the minimalist design by famed American architect Richard Meier.


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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