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 DayI hate Science. It denies a man's responsibility for his own deeds, abolishes the brotherhood that springs from God's fatherhood. It is a hectoring, dictating expertise, which makes the least lovable of the Church Fathers seem liberal by contrast. It is far easier for a Hitler or a Stalin to find a mock-scientific excuse for persecution than it was for Dominic to find a mock-Christian one.
- Basil Bunting (1900 - 1985)