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2007-02-22 06:00:32

By IRWAN FIRDAUS JAKARTA, Indonesia - A fire broke out on an Indonesian ferry carrying 350 passengers Thursday, killing at least eight people, injuring dozens and prompting a massive rescue operation, port and navy officials said.


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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