• WordNet 3.6
    • n conservancy the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.
    • n conservancy a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space
    • n Conservancy Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use. "An act was] passed in 1866, for vesting in the Conservators of the River Thames the conservancy of the Thames and Isis."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Daylight savings time started during World War I, so Americans could use as much natural lighting as possible and conserve energy needed for war production. Despite the Uniform Time Act, which Congress passed in 1966 to standardize the time change, several states within the United States do not observe Daylight Saving Time. They are Arizona, Hawaii, parts of Indiana, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
    • n conservancy The act of preserving; conservation; preservation: as, the conservancy of forests.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conservancy a court having authority to preserve the fisheries, &c., on a river: the act of preserving
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  • Lynwood L. Giacomini
    Lynwood L. Giacomini
    “A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “All great peoples are conservative.”
  • Frank Dane
    “A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.”
  • John Maynard Keynes
    “I do not know which makes a man more conservative -- to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conservārecon, together, and servāre, to keep.


In literature:

"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
It may be discussed in our own time on the proposal of a Conservative government or a Conservative opposition.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
Worthing has a population of twenty-five thousand conservative souls, and a mild climate.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Mr. Stephens was delicate, sensitive, conservative, and sagacious, while Toombs was impetuous, overpowering, defiant, and masterful.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
What, I would ask, did they conserve?
"Wilmot and Tilley" by James Hannay
Meanwhile Austria had won over Prussia to her conservative policy in Germany.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
When he returned to power in 1822, he was no longer an ultra-conservative, but a liberal.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The Grange is perhaps too conservative in its administrative policy.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
But over the whole scheme of Conservation a great moral issue reigned supreme.
"The Rural Life Problem of the United States" by Horace Curzon Plunkett
A conservation and secure enjoyment of our natural rights is the great and ultimate purpose of civil society.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

In poetry:

Said the Neo Conservative skeleton
Homeless off the street!
Said the Free Market skeleton
Use 'em up for meat
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
Sharing His love who holds in His embrace
The lowliest of our race,
Sure the Divine economy must be
Conservative of thee!
"Within The Gate" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tis you dispense the favourite meat
To nature's filmy people;
Know what conserves they choose to eat,
And what liqueurs, to tipple.
"To the Virtuosi" by William Shenstone
The "Advocate" has columns of fashion and jest,
And quite overpowers the "Gate City Press."
They are "Family Guides," but aught I demand,
How unlike the "Conservator's" rough shake of the hand.
"The Colored Press" by Robert C O Benjamin
The breath of those conserved in Israel,
Thy servants who fear Thee,
Shall hail Thee as mighty.
Thou art near to all that call upon Thee,
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of
Thy throne.
"For A New Year's Day" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
But keep the tradition, conserve the forms, the observances, keep
the spot sore. Be great, carve deep your heel-marks.
The states of the next age will no doubt remember you, and edge
their love of freedom with contempt of luxury.
"Shine, Republic" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Our first speaker from the Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide Rural Forum with detailed information on the varied services the NRCS provides including: conservation plans.
Water and energy are closely intertwined: Conserving one inevitably conserves the other.
DNR conservation officers got a complaint about 8:30 pm Oct 26 on the agency's Report All Poaching line -- 800-292-7800 -- and contacted Clay Township police, who found Jabro and held him for conservation officers, the DNR said.
Brian Sandoval's shift from a conservative's conservative to pragmatic CEO came in late May, as the end of the legislative session approached with Democrats and Republicans in a budget standoff.
Sen Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, speaks Feb 9, 2012, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in DC The annual political conference draws thousands of supporters and prominent conservative figures.
The endorsement itself isn't odd: Romney's a conservative and Frum's a conservative, so you'd pretty much expect Frum to support him.
Rhyne , Professor Emeritus of Art History at Reed College, has received the 2012 American Institute for Conservation's (AIC) Special Recognition for Allied Professionals for his contribution to art conservation.
The planet you live on isn't cooling, you should never forget to bring a towel, and conservative commentators aren't very good at putting together lists of conservative things.
"Wyoming made the decision to be proactive in sage grouse conservation and developed a process that would define core areas for sage grouse conservation and how the activities would be permitted in those areas," he said.
Her appearance, organized by the conservative club on campus and funded by the school, would have marked the first time this fall a conservative addressed the Fordham student body.
The US Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency makes and guarantees conservation loans to promote conservation on farms and ranches throughout the United States to conserve our natural resources.
The deal is a high-profile step for the 22-year-old Sacramento Valley Conservancy , which has facilitated dozens of land purchases for conservation , and manages a number of those properties.
The conservancy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the conservation and preservation of the cultural, historical and natural resources of the region.
The Redlands Conservancy was honored to represent the conservation and preservation components that contribute to Redlands' unique status in the region.
The Conservancy holds more than 300 acres in permanent conservation .

In science:

Indeed, if inequality (19) is satisfied for all perturbations that conserve mass, it is a fortiori satisfied for perturbations that conserve mass and energy.
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
Conversely, if Γ is a topologically tame, conservative, discrete subgroup of PSL(2, C), then Γ is hausdorff-conservative, see Proposition 5.2.
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
We believe all finitely generated conservative discrete subgroup of PSL(2, C) are hausdorff-conservative, see Remark 5.3.
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
Let Γ be a topological ly tame, torsion-free discrete subgroup of PSL(2, C) with conservative Γ, then Γ is hausdorff-conservative.
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
With this local conserved quantity there is linked integral conservation law.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion