Word of the Day
|Definition:||Semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.|
|Synonyms:||ointment, salve, balm, unction|
Idiom of the Day
|To make discoveries, insights, or progress due to the discoveries or previous work of great minds that have come before.|
St. Crispin's DayAccording to legend, Crispin and his brother Crispinian traveled from Rome to the French town of Soissons, where they preached and earned a living as shoemakers. The people of Soissons built a church in their honor in the sixth century, and since that time they have been known as the patron saints of shoemakers and other workers in leather. This is also the day on which the French and English armies fought the battle of Agincourt in the middle period of the Hundred Years War (1415). More...
Quote of the Day
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
W. Somerset Maugham
Today's topic: sore