Word of the Day
- A game played with the anklebones of a sheep in the place of dice.
- The bone used in playing the game; the astragalus or ankle-bone, incorrectly called hucklebone.
According to the OED, 'cockal' may have originally been 'cock all,' although what 'cock all' means is unclear.
Quote of the DayHumanity has passed through a long history of one-sidedness and of a social condition that has always contained the potential of destruction, despite its creative achievements in technology. The great project of our time must be to open the other eye: to see all-sidedly and wholly, to heal and transcend the cleavage between humanity and nature that came with early wisdom.
- Murray Bookchin (b. 1941), U.S. ecologist.