September 30th, 2014

QOTD – 30.09.14

From wine what sudden friendship springs!
- John Gay

September 30th, 2014

tasset

A piece of armour consisting of one or more plates fastened on to the bottom of a cuirass to protect the thigh.

September 29th, 2014

QOTD – 29.09.14

In the drowsy dark cave of the mind, dreams build their nest with fragments dropped from day’s caravan.
- Rabindranath Tagore

September 29th, 2014

sawbones

(slang) A surgeon or doctor.

September 28th, 2014

QOTD – 28.09.14

A critic is a man who knows the way but cannot drive the car.
- Kenneth Tynan

September 28th, 2014

rejoinder

A reply or response to a question or remark, esp a quick witty one.

September 27th, 2014

QOTD – 27.09.14

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it’s just possible you haven’t grasped the situation.
- Jean Kerr

September 27th, 2014

psychopomp

A fabled conductor who guides souls to the place of the dead.

September 26th, 2014

QOTD – 26.09.14

Courtship to marriage is as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
- William Congreve

September 26th, 2014

ostinato

A continuously reiterated musical phrase.