2016年3月24日 星期四

wind (sth) up, mollify, weatherizing, a conduit for change

London’s Globe Theater Winds Up ‘Hamlet’ Tour


Playing in small venues and to people who may never have seen professional actors, this pared-down production has visited almost 200 countries.



Taiwan mollifies US with weapons pledge


Motorola to End Singapore Manufacturing
Motorola will wind up its mobile phone-manufacturing operations in Singapore by the end of this year, resulting in the loss of 700 jobs. 2008.8

“The first phase of this story finished last year. We'd shown we're not the dumbest people on Earth and that we could make some money. The next phase is the really important one. Can we build a great industrial group or not?”
What does he mean by that? Closing the gap, he explains, with the industry's very best: making cars as well as Toyota, trucks as well as Scania and agricultural equipment as well as John Deere. As for his own role, he says: “The kids are truly devoted to the cause. They are the heart of the success. I've been a conduit for change and that's about it.”





Optimal Energy estimates, for example, that it would cost about $20,000 to weatherize that 60,000-square-foot apartment building, which could be paid for by five years of lower heating bills. Weatherizing would include sealing gaps around windows, exterior doors, and interior pipes and wiring.

--July 15, 2007
The Cost of Saving Energy
By J. ALEX TARQUINIO



將天氣weather 轉成動詞和名詞weatherizing 表示種植對建築物作各種禦寒措施

weath·er·ize (wĕTH'ə-rīz')
tr.v., -ized, -iz·ing, -iz·es.
To protect (a structure) against cold weather, as with insulation.

conduit━━ n. 導管; 水路, 暗渠(きょ); (埋没電線の)線渠.


wind (sth) up (END) phrasal verb [M]
to end, or to make an activity end:
I think it's about time we wound this meeting up.
We need to wind up now, we've only got five minutes.



-SNBC - USA
By Kathrin Hille in Taipei Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's president, has pledged to consult the US before firing missiles at China in any potential future ...
mollify Show phoneticsverb [T]
to make someone less angry or upset:
I tried to mollify her by giving her flowers.

mollify
━━ vt. 和らげる, なだめる.
mol・li・fi・ca・tion ━━ n. 緩和, 鎮痛.

mol·li·fy (mŏl'ə-fī') pronunciation
tr.v., -fied, -fy·ing, -fies.
  1. To calm in temper or feeling; soothe. See synonyms at pacify.
  2. To lessen in intensity; temper.
  3. To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
[Middle English mollifien, from Old French mollifier, from Late Latin mollificāre : Latin mollis, soft + -ficāre, -fy.]
mollifiable mol'li·fi'a·ble adj.
mollification mol'li·fi·ca'tion (-fĭ-kā'shən) n.
mollifier mol'li·fi'er n.
mollifyingly mol'li·fy'ing·ly adv.

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