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2011-08-27 05:07:30

Have you ever been hiking or been on a trip and seen an observatory in the distance, then immediately find yourself filled with curiosity as to what exactly takes place up there?

2009-05-14 12:40:00

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the economic downturn of 1857-58, Americans were looking for hope and prosperity, similar to many people today. Hardy souls who struck out across the barren prairie of the American plains did so in search of a new and better life.


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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