2007年11月27日 星期二

plunk/plonk, meteorite, asphyxiated


It Boils Down to This: Cheap Wine Works Fine
By JULIA MOSKIN
Is it really necessary to cook with good wine? Julia Moskin investigates, pitting plonk against some of her favorites.


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Children’s Wooden Storage Rack Recalled

Children’s Wooden Storage Rack Recalled By Jetmax International Following Child’s Death

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jetmax International Ltd., of Irving, Texas is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 boy’s and girl’s storage racks with canvas totes.
The storage rack can tip over, posing an entrapment and suffocation hazard to young children.
CPSC has received one report of a death involving an 8-month-old boy who was asphyxiated 窒息after he pulled on the storage rack and it fell over on him. The top rail landed on the infant’s neck. No other incidents have been reported.



as·phyx·i·ate (ăs-fĭk'sē-āt'pronunciation

v.-at·ed-at·ing-ates.

v.tr.
To cause asphyxia in; smother.
v.intr.
To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
asphyxiation as·phyx'i·a'tion n.
asphyxiator as·phyx'i·a'tor n.


IN BRIEF: The process of preventing a person from breathing.

pronunciation Shirley's new perfume was enough to asphyxiate her friends.




澳洲著名的「墨奇森隕石」(Murchison meteorite)所作的研究顯示....

meteorite 
noun [C]

a piece of rock or other matter from space that has landed on Earth

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澳洲著名的「墨奇森隕石」(Murchison meteorite)所作的研究顯示....

meteorite
noun [C]

a piece of rock or other matter from space that has landed on Earth


plunk/plonk

plonk (PUT)
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] (US USUALLY plunkINFORMAL
to put something down heavily and without taking care:
Just plonk the shopping (down) on the table, and come and have a cup of tea.
[R] Come in and plonk yourselves (down) (= sit down) anywhere you like.


plonk (SOUND)
noun [U] (US ALSO plunkINFORMAL
a hollow sound like that made when an object is dropped heavily onto a surface:
the plonk of a tennis ball

plonk
adverb (US ALSO plunkINFORMAL
making a plonk sound:
I heard something go plonk.
An apple landed plonk on the ground.

plonk verb [I usually + adverb or preposition] (US ALSO plunkINFORMAL
I really enjoy plonking away on the piano (= playing, usually not very well, by hitting the keys hard).


plonk (PUT)
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] (US USUALLY plunkINFORMAL
to put something down heavily and without taking care:
Just plonk the shopping (down) on the table, and come and have a cup of tea.
[R] Come in and plonk yourselves (down) (= sit down) anywhere you like.


plonk (SOUND)
noun [U] (US ALSO plunkINFORMAL
a hollow sound like that made when an object is dropped heavily onto a surface:
the plonk of a tennis ball

plonk
adverb (US ALSO plunkINFORMAL
making a plonk sound:
I heard something go plonk.
An apple landed plonk on the ground.

plonk verb [I usually + adverb or preposition] (US ALSO plunkINFORMAL
I really enjoy plonking away on the piano (= playing, usually not very well, by hitting the keys hard).






plonk (WINE)
noun [U] MAINLY UK INFORMAL
cheap wine, especially wine that is not of good quality:
We had pizza and a bottle of plonk.
━━ n. ぽとん, ぽちゃん ((穴,水中などに落ちる音)); 〔英〕 安ワイン.

plonk (SOUND) Show phonetics
noun [U] (US ALSO plunk) INFORMAL
a hollow sound like that made when an object is dropped heavily onto a surface:
the plonk of a tennis ball

plonk
adverb (US ALSO plunk) INFORMAL
making a plonk sound:
I heard something go plonk.
An apple landed plonk on the ground.

plonk
verb [I usually + adverb or preposition] (US ALSO plunk) INFORMAL
I really enjoy plonking away on the piano (= playing, usually not very well, by hitting the keys hard).plonk (PUT) Show phonetics
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] (US USUALLY plunk) INFORMAL
to put something down heavily and without taking care:
Just plonk the shopping (down) on the table, and come and have a cup of tea.
[R] Come in and plonk yourselves (down) (= sit down) anywhere you like.

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