Columbus first spotted the new world on this day in 1492

Word of the Day – Wednesday, October 12th



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To catch sight of

Common clues: Catch a glimpse of; Make out; Spot; Catch sight of; See at a distance; Glimpse; Notice; Lay eyes on; Descry; Discern; Behold; Perceive; Observe; Detect

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The Sparrow’s Nest

BEHOLD, within the leafy shade,

Those bright blue eggs together laid!

On me the chance-discovered sight

Gleamed like a vision of delight.

I started--seeming to espy

The home and sheltered bed,

The Sparrow's dwelling, which, hard by

My Father's house, in wet and dry

My sister Emmeline and I

Together visited.

She looked at it and seemed to fear it;

Dreading, tho' wishing, to be near it:

Such heart was in her, being then

A little Prattler among men.

The Blessing of my later years

Was with me when a boy:

She gave me eyes, she gave me ears;

And humble cares, and delicate fears;

A heart, the fountain of sweet tears;

And love, and thought, and joy.

- William Wordsworth