From the book jacket...
On January 1, 1913 the News and Observer published an amazing statement: “Raleigh has taken for itself the fine motto of the city of Apex, to-wit ‘Pluck, Perseverance and Paint.’” North Carolina’s capital city liked the Apex motto so much that they decided “borrow” it! And, in selecting a title for this book, so did we
The noun “pluck” has all but disappeared from modern English usage. It is defined as “courage or resolution in the face of difficulties,” “readiness to fight or continue against odds,” and “the strength of mind that enables a person to endure pain or hardship.” Synonyms include boldness, fortitude, gutsiness, and grit. Read more…
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