Word of the Day
- A pole or pillar of round timber, or of tubular iron or steel, secured at the lower end to the keel of a vessel, and rising into the air above the deck to support the yards, sails, and rigging in general.
- Any tall pole.
- The main upright member of a derrick or crane, against which the boom abuts.
- To fix a mast or masts in; supply with a mast or masts; erect the masts of: as, to
- The fruit of the oak and beech or other forest-trees; acorns or nuts collectively, serving as food for animals.
- To feed on mast.
On old ships, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the single mast of was the boundary between quarters of officers and crew.
Quote of the DayThe pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced—by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980), U.S. psychologist.