01 July 2010

Cartoon : Liberty Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cartoon by John Cole of the The Times in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Ralph Waldo Emerson is a famous 18th century American poet, philosopher and essayist who led the transcendentalist movement.

to avail

- to be of use or value to; profit; advantage

a plough (can also be spelled ‘plow’ in American English)

- a piece of farm equipment used for turning over the soil before putting seeds into it

a sail

- a large piece of strong cloth fixed to a tall pole on a boat, used for catching wind to move the boat across water

to fail

- to be unsuccessful when you try to do something

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