1 A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner.
1.1 A substance from which another is formed, especially by metabolic reaction.
Late Middle English: from Latin praecursor, from praecurs- ‘preceded’, from praecurrere, from prae ‘beforehand’ + currere ‘to run’.
I hope it will not come as a surprise that the precursor is the one who arrives first. In a race that person is called the “winner”.
When you’re seeking grace,
There’s no need to chase
Or be the one in first place.
Finding grace is not a race.
1 The collection of old bond and share certificates as a pursuit or hobby.
1.1 Old bond and share certificates collectively.
1970s: from scrip + -phily.
I hold no bond or certificate
Cannot participate in scripophily.
It’s with cash alone I participate.
To claim otherwise would just be silly.
I fold a meager stack of bills
And put them in my pocket.
(It is one of my finer skills.)
Mostly they disappear like a rocket.
In case you really wonder.
I beg you to consider,
Following my path’s a blunder
Really, I’m no kidder!
Far better to have a rich daddy.
Who left you a big trust.
And gives you cash gladly
Unless the market suddenly goes bust.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
a journey by car, bus etc.
The road trip continues today. too little WiFi for a new illustration. Recycling an old one is good, too.
Afternoon extra, after arriving at the day’s destination. The WiFi is better and the chair is much more comfortable at a wide desk.
It has been argued that “road trip” is TWO words. This is true, but in the U.S., it is almost used as a single word. The U.S. is a country of drivers. We are generally allowed to take our license test between the 16 and 17th birthdays and for years, the Ford Mustang or another “muscle car” was most people’s dream. My dream (met long ago) was a motorcycle. When the need came along for a family-friendly vehicle, that motorcycle had to go, but as I approached retirement and also since retirement, I’ve upgraded to a pickup truck, one capable of taking three extra back seat passengers as long as their legs are NOT long.
The pages of a road atlas are almost as good as individual state maps with the added ease of closing the atlas neatly without needing to do an accordion fold job.