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Amateur Historian Cracks WWI Pigeon Code
2012-12-17 14:49:46

A World War II coded message found in a fireplace attached to the remains of a dead carrier pigeon is believed to have been decrypted by an amateur historian in Canada.


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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