Word of the Day
- A jack of the clock-house, or a figure which strikes the bell in a clock: used in the following passage, probably, in the sense of ‘time-server,’ ‘a person whose friendship changes with changes of the times or of fortune.’
- A timeserver; an inconstant person.
'Jack' in this sense means 'fellow' or 'man,' and comes from the name Jack.
Quote of the DayIt has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that even the most speculative minds can fully understand.
- Galileo Galilei