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2005-12-31 15:13:33

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wet winter storm pounded Northern California on Saturday, swelling rivers, setting off mudslides and prompting calls to evacuate parts of the Napa Valley wine region.


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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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