A plural word connects these images:
What is the word, and what are the connections?
title "tuck" - tuck points or tuck pointing is when you use 2 contrasting colors of brick and mortar
1. decimal points or percentage points
seal points ? - like as in the color of coat of cats West Point(s)? (as per Silenus's comment)edit: Points, West Virginia (the place) as per Rubio's comment
3. selling points?
4. bullet points
5. conversational/talking points
6. the compass points north, or the points of a compass
7. points of entry
8. points of view
points of integration? action points or points in time and space (by Gareth's comment)?Lagrangian Points
Seeking the key to __
Seeking Statehood (Seal has date in which WV became a state)
Seeking a bidder Seeking a target (or Self-guided "seeking" bullet) Seeking a conversation
Seeking different points of view
Seeking a solution
I kinda finagled some of these - just a guess
Very partial and probably entirely wrong answer
The best I can find so far -- which I'm about 95% sure is wrong -- is
mostly because of the coincidence between
mountaineers (the montani in the West Virginia seal's motto) and the old saying that "walls have ears". There's an auctioneer too, but only one of him.
But I don't see any plausible way to link this with anything else. Another thing that's probably just an amusing coincidence is that we have
an auction and the action (for a single scalar field in classical field theory). But again I don't see any way to take this further; no obvious reactions, factions, or actins.
Here's my answer, and some reasons why.
Friends, because under 5% of people you meet in life become very good friends, friends will go on a thousand mile trip together over Easter break to West Virginia to see one of the friends' mom and climb around the mountains, at least one of your friends will be related to an auctioneer, friends will enjoy a few rounds of plinking with you, friends will be perfectly happy to talk with you about nothing at all, friends will give you directions when you get lost, friends are always there when you get into something you can't find a way out of, friends will show you different views of the world, and when you are 100% certain the universe is flat, they will go to extreme lengths to provide proof that you are wrong just to make you work harder to prove yourself right, even if you really are wrong.
Friends will also tuck a blanket in around you while you are asleep just because they care.