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2006-05-16 05:18:48

LONDON (Reuters) - A video artist best known for filming a dance marathon in Ramallah and a sculptor who offers works comprising twigs, dust and fluff are among the Turner Prize contenders this year. The shortlist for the 25,000 pound art prize was announced on Tuesday.


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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