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2008-09-08 03:00:18

THE government faced a series of fresh attacks from unions today as civil servants' leaders threatened three months of industrial action over pay.


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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