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2012-08-26 07:00:43

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died yesterday at the age of 82. America's favorite son has taken that one small step into the unknown.


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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