Word of the Day – August 27, 2012

bulwark (noun)

BOOL werk

a powerful defense or safeguard

In our schools we attempt to teach the best literature, to inculcate ideals of good music and sound art. We open museums and establish free libraries. Why? For the simple reason that we believe, and rightly believe, that a knowledge and love of these better things is a bulwark of our civilization.
Walter Prichard Eaton     January 1915

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