Idiom of the Day
wind up (something) or wind (something) up
to tighten the spring of a machine or clock to make it work
Every night before he goes to bed my grandfather winds up his alarm clock.
Benefits of Dates
The benefits of dates are extensive, and are commonly employed to fight off various conditions affecting the ear, nose, and throat. When the leaves of the date palm are ground into a paste and rubbed on and around the eyes, or when dates are ingested orally, it has been shown to reduce the frequency ofnight blindness, and this solution is commonly used in rural areas where dates grow as an alternative medicine.