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2014-05-24 23:01:23

The State of Oregon has settled whistleblower claims filed by a former Oregon Corrections Enterprises head, who alleged that he was fired for speaking up about questionable spending and hiring


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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