2007年10月25日 星期四

high-octane, octane number

high-octane Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] 高辛"皖"值
1 describes fuel that is of very good quality:
high-octane fuel
high-octane UK petrol/US gas

2 full of energy or very powerful:
a high-octane performance

oc・tane


━━ n. 【化】オクタン ((石油中の無色液体炭化水素)); =octane number.
octane number [rating, value] オクタン価.


William Cohan's high- octane history of “the world's most elite and enigmatic investment bank” was awarded the £30,000 ($61,500, €43,000) prize at a gala dinner last night in London.

《最后的大亨》“生动”描述了“全球最顶级且最神秘投资银行”Lazard轰轰烈烈、极为引人好奇的发展历程。在昨晚于伦敦举行的颁奖晚宴上,威廉•科汉这部著作赢得了3万英镑(合6.15万美元)大奖。


The Last Tycoons

HISTORY OF LAZARD SCOOPS FT AWARD

《最后的大亨》荣获FT/高盛2007年度最佳图书奖

hc譯評:此書名為複數 tycoons

不應與 F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished final novel, The Last Tycoon混為一談

Insider-selling at Harley-Davidson may be a reason to gear down expectations for the company's high-octane stock price, particularly considering the slowdown in Harley's U.S. motorcycle sales and its aging customer base.


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hanching chung 提到...

He took my mother with him. Their plane crashed, a high-octane pyre, in a thunderstorm some forty miles east of Karachi.
--john fowles