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mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

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Rum Herabat, chief executive officer of RATCH, said the project has the support of the Thai government.
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL (RATCH.TH), a Thailand-based power producing company, is likely to complete the acquisition of a share in a coal mine by the end of 2011, according to company President Noppol Milinthanggoon.
6 January 2011 - S&P today lifted by one step to BBB+ the long-term corporate credit rating with a "stable" outlook on Thailand-based Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Co Ltd (BAK:RATCH), or RATCH.
Mr Baker feels that MPs not into such nauseating brown-nosing should be excused from doing so, leaving the rest to their own devices as they ratch up the brownie points towards their eventual OBEs and knighthoods.
Ratch, (27) when, in invalidating under federal controlled-substances law the medical-marijuana-use provisions of the California Compassionate Use Act, it failed to correct the gross Commerce Clause expansion in Wickard.
Collier used to ratch about on his bicycle up into the hills and take wonderful pictures of farms and people.
'You take the worst form of verbal abuse you've ever heard and ratch it up a notch.
Once again curator Noel Ratch has brought a distinctive and highly effective approach to the project.
So will that ratch up the fear factor and make teams settle for added time?
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL (RATCH.TH), a Thailand-based power producing company, has approved an investment budget of THB18bn in 2011, according to the company.
Similarly, the festival unearthed the 1966 Canadian feature, The Offering, a rough gem by David Secter (Winter Kept Us Warm) about an Anglo-Canadian stagehand (Ratch Wallace) who falls in love with a dancer from the visiting Peking Chinese Dance Troupe.
No doubt this is precisely what curator, Noel Ratch, was longing to achieve when he undertook Dieppe: Canada's Sacrifice as his first significant military project.
The computer-generated creatures are so detailed that the picture of the Ratch, one of the futuristic animals, includes more than 750,000 individual hairs.