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2008-12-08 12:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve looming, Americans are preparing to set aside their healthy lifestyles in favor of indulging in all the gustatory festivities.


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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