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2009-06-01 06:45:00

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which played a pivotal role in the 1969 voyage to the moon, will host a major symposium June 11 to mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.


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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