|Oil Spill in Gulf Could Wash Ashore by Friday, Officials - |
... the Gulf of Mexico five times faster than previously thought, the BBC reports. ... And as experts speculate what will happen, the oil slick is moving ...
By KEITH BRADSHER
A 12-mile-long oil slick spotted between Malaysia and Vietnam is thought to be the first sign that a missing Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people aboard went down in the waters between the two countries.
This might explain why he has followed a run of prestigious projects with “Trance”, a fast, cheap, aggressively trashy scrap of pulp fiction. From the outset, it never threatens to be anything more than a slick, noirish B-movie.
London displayed both patriotic zeal (flag-draped pubs in Brick Lane, big street parties in Muswell Hill) and hostility (cheerless housing estates, slogans declaring “Stuff the Jubilee”).
Scotland was a nation apart. A file reports “total apathy” in Croy. In Glasgow the anniversary was called “an English jubilee”. Snobs sneered along with Scots. At Eton College, a wooden Jubilee pyramid was smashed by old boys. At Oxford University, examinations were held on Jubilee Day, in a display of indifference.
White House Takes a Bigger Role in the Oil Spill Cleanup
By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
President Obama increased his administration’s role in the cleanup, while officials were concerned that the oil slick could reach shore as soon as Thursday evening.
Fashion Guidance for Aging Japanese Lads
Slick Magazine Entices Young-at-Heart 'Elder Boys' to Trade a Little Cash for a Lot of Cool
(By Blaine Harden, The Washington Post)
The terms Old Boys and Old Girls are the usual expressions in use in the United Kingdom for former pupils or alumni of primary and secondary schools. While these are traditionally associated with independent schools, they are also used for some schools in the state sector. The term is also used for those who attended New Zealand schools, Sri Lankan schools, a few universities in the UK and, to a lesser extent, schools in Australia, Canada and South Africa.
The Old Boy form is given a specific identification for each school. Some schools use an adjectival form of the school name, such as "Old Etonian", "Old Harrovian", or "Old Reptonian" (old boys of Eton College, Harrow School, and Repton School). Some use a Latin form derived from the Latin name of the school or its location as "Old Novocastrian" (old boys of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne). Some are based on the name of the founder, such as "Old Wykehamist" and "Old Alleynian" (for old boys of Winchester College, founded by William of Wykeham, and Dulwich College, founded by Edward Alleyn). Some are based on the school's location or street, such as "Old Gowers" (for University College School, originally in Gower Street). Many of the schools have histories dating back several hundred years, and the Old Boy forms may have been in use for a hundred years or more. Other more recently established schools have devised Old Boy names that are distinctive to prevent confusion with other schools. The tradition for many girls schools has been to use the term "Seniors" rather than "Old Girls".
Almost all of these schools have old boy associations that use the official name. Some schools have amalgamated or been renamed through various transformations, but they usually maintain a consistent name for their old boy associations. Many of these schools have teams that compete nationally in sports such as cricket, rugby union, soccer, field hockey and golf, and these teams are usually referred to by the standard Old Boy name, although some also have nicknames. In deference to this tradition, the standard "Old Boys" is often used for sporting clubs and used as part of many sporting associations and clubs worldwide. Examples include Argentine football club Newell's Old Boys, New Zealand rugby union club High School Old Boys RFC and Swiss football club BSC Old Boys.
lad Show phonetics
a boy or young man:
A group of young lads were standing outside the shop.
He's a nice lad.
The Prime Minister's a local lad (= he was born and lived in this area).
OLD-FASHIONED OR NORTHERN ENGLISH lads and lasses (= boys and girls)
[as form of address] Come on, lads, let's get this job finished, shall we!
laddish Show phonetics
adjective UK DISAPPROVING
describes the noisy, energetic and sometimes rude behaviour that some young men show in social groups
laddishness Show phonetics
noun [U] UK DISAPPROVING
This was not supposed to happen. Small hedge funds were expected to be the big losers after the crisis, hampered by costly regulation and investors who flocked to the seeming safety of larger institutions.
Russian Plane Lost Control Upon Landing
By STEVEN LEE MYERS and ANDREW E. KRAMER 2:43 PM ET
A plane with 204 aboard careered off a rain-slicked runway in Siberia, broke up and burst into flames.
adj., -li·er, -li·est.
- Conforming to standards of conduct and good taste; suitable: seemly behavior.
- Of pleasing appearance; handsome.
In a seemly manner; suitably.
[Middle English semely, from Old Norse sœmiligr, from sœmr, fitting.]seemliness seem'li·ness n.
adj., slick•er, slick•est.
1. Smooth, glossy, and slippery: sidewalks slick with ice. See synonyms at sleek.
2. Deftly executed; adroit: "as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water" (Tallulah Bankhead).
3. Shrewd; wily.
4. Superficially attractive or plausible but lacking depth or soundness: a slick writing style. See synonyms at glib.
1. A smooth or slippery surface or area.
a. A floating film of oil.
b. A trail of floating material: a garbage slick.
3. An implement used to make a surface slick, especially a chisel used for smoothing and polishing.
4. Informal. A magazine, usually of large popular readership, printed on high-quality glossy paper.
5. A racing automobile tire with a smooth tread.
Slick tires are not suitable for use on common road vehicles, which must be able to operate in all weather conditions. They are used most widely in auto racing where competitors can choose different tires based on the weather conditions and can often change tires during a race. In Formula One slick tires are no longer allowed, yet dry weather tires are still often referred to as 'slicks' as they have minimal tread pattern and similar behaviour in wet weather. They will be re-introduced into the sport in 2008.
6. Slang. An unarmed military aircraft, especially a helicopter.
(Vietnam) A Huey helicopter with the seats removed so that a larger number of combat troops could be transported (from the helicopter's slick deck).
tr.v., slicked, slick•ing, slicks.
1. To make smooth, glossy, or oily.
2. Informal. To make neat, trim, or tidy: slicked themselves up for the camera.
━━ a. なめらかな; つるつるする; 巧みな
1 operating or performing skilfully and effectively, without problems and without seeming to need effort: 聰明的;機智的
Manilow gave the slick, polished performance that we've come to expect.
A slick pass from Eaves to Brinkworth set up the goal.
He is a slick barber.
2 DISAPPROVING skilful and effective but lacking sincerity or value:
It's precisely that sort of slick sales talk that I mistrust.
I don't trust those slick salesmen.
; ずるい （sly）;; 〔俗〕 極上の.
━━ n. なめらかな部分; （水面の）油膜 （oil slick）;
There is a slick of oil on the water.
〔米話〕 （普通pl.） （光沢紙を用いた）雑誌. US FOR glossy magazine
Her story appeared in a national slick.
━━ ad. なめらかに; 巧みに; まともに. 【口】華而不實的
I don't like a slick style of writing.
A falling stone hit him slick on the head.
run slick into …と正面衝突する.
━━ vt. なめらかにする; 〔米話〕 きちんとする ((up)); （髪を）きれいになでつける ((down)).
He slicked up before going to the theatre.
slick (MAKE SMOOTH) Show phonetics
verb [T usually + adverb or preposition]
to cause hair to be smooth and close to the head by brushing it flat, often using a substance to make it stick:
He'd slicked his hair back with gel and he was wearing a new suit.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
slick・er ━━ n. 〔米〕 レインコート; 〔話〕 ペテン師, 口先上手.
on the rocks, run aground,
1 day ago – Maritime New Zealand Incident Controller Rob Service said "the ... The Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef about 12 nautical miles from ...
Splitting up in the "City of Love"
As John Laurenson reports, the services on offer range from private detectives to legal advice to so-called "love coaching".
on the rocks
1. Ruined, spoiled, as in Six months after the wedding, their marriage was on the rocks. This expression, alluding to a ship running aground on rocks and breaking apart, has been used figuratively for other disasters since the late 1800s.
2. Served over ice only, as in He always drinks whiskey on the rocks. The "rocks" here are the ice cubes. [Mid-1900s]
A term for a beverage (usually liquor) served over ice without added water or other mixer.
3. Destitute, bankrupt, as in Can I borrow next month's rent? I'm on the rocks. This usage, from the late 1800s, is heard more often in Britain than America.
óld bóy[óld bóy]
2 〔〕 ((英))（男子校の）卒業生, 同窓生（((米))alumnus）. ▼略に×OBは用いない.
3 〔〕 ((英話))年配者；((呼びかけ))やあ(old chap).
A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not definitively an arthouse or pornographic film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature.