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2010-06-29 15:23:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, at the Anchorage Museum, relocates the Institution's Alaska Native collections from Washington, D.C., to their place of origin and houses them in a new state-of-the-art research and display facility.


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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