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2014-11-09 23:00:07

Christmas is almost here again and the shops are filling up with the same old stuff.

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2012-08-24 19:20:14

Animal branding has been in use since the ancient Egyptians marked their livestock with hot irons several thousand years ago, but the practice has come under fire in recent years from animal rights groups.


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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