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2006-01-11 09:33:43

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - A complete ban on smoking in all English pubs and clubs looks increasingly likely after the government said on Wednesday it would allow its lawmakers to vote according to conscience and not along party lines.


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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