Quote of the Day

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
 
William Ellery Channing
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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Colporteur
 
Pronunciation: /ˈkälpôrdər,ˌkälpôrˈtər/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a person who peddles books, newspapers, or other writings, especially bibles and religious tracts
 
Etymology: late 18th century: French, from the verb colporter, probably an alteration of comporter, from Latin comportare ‘carry with one.’