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2005-06-28 17:40:37

By Radu Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's parliament has cleared theway for former King Michael to receive 30 million euros ($36.37million) as compensation for a historic Carpathian castleseized by the communists six decades ago.


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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