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2005-09-19 13:33:57

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Rescue workers battled with rough Antarctic weather on Monday in an effort to rescue two Argentine men who fell into a glacial crevasse believed to be at least 165 feet deep.


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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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