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2010-07-03 08:25:00

A letter written by famed 19th century explorer David Livingstone, which has been illegible for nearly 140 years, has finally been deciphered.


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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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