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2009-02-17 18:29:35

A lawyer for a victim hurt by a gorilla that escaped from Boston's Franklin Park Zoo six years ago objects to the zoo's birthday celebration for the primate. The zoo celebrated the 16th birthday of Little Joe, a gorilla that injured two people when it escaped in 2003, Monday as part of its Go Ape Week festivities, WCVB-TV in Boston reported Tuesday. Donald Gibson, who represented one of the gorilla's victims during a 2007 civil case against the zoo, accused officials of using the primate's...


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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