Carpe Diem

Entertainment / Literature / Carpe Diem: Literally, the phrase is Latin for 'seize the day,' from carpere (to pluck, harvest, or grab) and the accusative form of die (day). The term refers to a common moral or theme in classical literature that the reader should make the most out of life and should enjoy it before it ends. Poetry or literature that illustrates this moral is often called poetry or literature of the 'carpe diem' tradition. Examples include Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress,' and Herrick's 'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.' Cf. Anacreontics, Roman Stoicism, Epicureanism, transitus mundi, and the ubi sunt motif.


Science / Biology / Carpels: The female reproductive structures of a flower; consisting of the ovary, style, and stigma. MORE

Carpenters Pencil

Life Style / Painting / Carpenters Pencil: A graphite pencil that features a flat ovoid wooden grip surrounding a wide graphite core capable of creating chiseled thick and thin pencil lines. Used for sketching and drawing. Must be hand sharpen MORE

Per Diem

Life Style / Travel / Per Diem: The per person, per day cost of a cruise. There's a huge variation among (and even within) cruise lines but high range per diems for the highly competitive 7-night caribbean cruise market typically st MORE