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2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Anonymous Northern Ireland's new environment minister Sammy Wilson looks set for a stormy relationship with green groups as a critic of an independent environment agency.


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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