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Latest Solomon Sea Plate Stories

2009-04-09 13:05:40

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2009-04-10 07:00:00

Geoscientists remain somewhat perplexed as they work to understand exactly what happened during an earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked the Solomon Islands in 2007.


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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