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2008-08-05 09:00:13

By Deb Acord You're headed to Rocky Mountain National Park for the day and you really want to hike. But you're taking Grandma and Grandpa with you, and they're more interested in strolling than hiking. And elevation? Forget about it.


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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