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2009-07-17 10:06:56

A British judge has criticized the prosecution of a couple who cleaned the garden of an abandoned house as a waste of taxpayers' money. Richard and Lynne Small, both 38, said they were trying to help the environment by clearing garbage from the garden of the abandoned house near their Hull, England, home, but they were shocked when four officers arrived on the scene and placed them under arrest, the Daily Mail reported Friday. The couple, whom police accused of stealing from the house, said...


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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