Do you know what a sheepshank is? How about a sheet bend, a carrick bend, a clove hitch or an Eskimo bowline? Not familiar with Western culture? Then perhaps you know the Pan Chang, Chinese button or double coin. They are all knots, and they have held the world together since humankind first evolved. That is a long time for any craft to survive, and it speaks to both the breadth of utility and breath-taking beauty of the intricate creations that come from crossing, looping, pulling or wrapping rope.
Courses around Fairfield County tapping into the lure of twilight golfTwilight is a special time on a golf course. Ask any golfer over a drink at the 19th hole, and he or she most likely has fond memories of playing as shadows lengthen, late afternoon rolls into dusk and the course is largely empty. Traditionally, the last few hours of daylight are the lowest traffic times on golf courses.
The gloves are coming off at the Pequot Library in the Southport section of Fairfield. No, there are no fisticuffs breaking out among the cordial, hardworking librarians who help make Pequot the community treasure it is. But they are no longer donning white linen gloves when handling the library’s extensive rare book and early Americana collection.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".