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In 1895, the sister of an eccentric paleontologist called Franz Baron Nopcsa discovered small dinosaur bones on their family estate in Transylvania.
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- 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'.