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 DayWe abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
- Aldo Leopold (1886 - 1948), U.S. forester.