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2006-04-03 23:25:00

John Roth shined his flashlight on a black streak flowing through the cream-colored marble forming the walls of the Oregon Caves.


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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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