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2009-04-02 12:47:06

The British builders of a steam-powered car say they are targeting 127.7 mph, the speed record for steam-power set in 1906. The team said the car, nicknamed the world's fastest kettle, made it up to 80 mph Wednesday during a test run on a Ministry of Defense runway at the Thorney Island airfield in West Sussex, England, The Times of London reported Thursday. Don Wales, 48, who drove the car during the test run, said all appears on track for the record attempt in June at the Edwards Air Force...


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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