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2006-11-24 06:00:49

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Nov. 24--Work to widen the 18-Mile Stretch, already under a multiagency microscope because of a massive algae bloom tainting surrounding waters, has a new problem: Tons of excavated muck and mulched mangrove are fast piling up along the main road into the Keys.


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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