2016年4月15日 星期五

diesel, throttle, at full/half throttle, narrative, unreasonable

"Reason has discovered the struggle for existence and the law that I must throttle all those who hinder the satisfaction of my desires. That is the deduction reason makes. But the law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable."
-- from "Anna Karenina" (1875–1877)



Hazard: The control module for the throttle can fail and cause the electric ride-on vehicle to unexpectedly surge forward, posing a risk of injury to the user or a bystander.


McCain Tries to Define Obama as Out of Touch

By JIM RUTENBERG
A full-throttled effort by the McCain campaign to create a negative narrative about Barack Obama is being coordinated by veterans of President Bush’s 2004 bid.





He quotes the example of tyre company Firestone’s response to the introduction by Michelin of radial technology. Instead of embracing the new technology and all the changes that it implied, Firestone undertook more of the activities that had worked for it in the past, in the pre-radial era—extending its existing technology, making more tyres on existing equipment and keeping old factories working at full throttle. As Sull puts it, “It just dug itself an even deeper hole.”


008/01/29-17:01 日産ディ、1万7000台リコール=ヤマハもオートバイ
時事通信
日産ディーゼルは29日、トラックなど大型車14 車種の燃料装置部分に不具合があるとして、国土交通省 にリコール(回収・無償工業修理)を届け出た。

diesel 柴油 (此字原為為姓氏ディーゼル) 此種油燃燒效率高 可以排硫等過高
n.
A diesel engine.
A vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
The type of gasoline designed to power a diesel engine.

intr.v., -seled, -sel·ing, -sels.
To continue running after the ignition has been turned off, as when an open throttle supplies fuel to an engine that is still sufficiently hot to ignite it.
To drive a diesel-powered vehicle: We dieseled through the countryside.
To refuel a diesel-powered vehicle. Often used with up.




throttle

(thrŏt'l) pronunciationn.
  1. A valve that regulates the flow of a fluid, such as the valve in an internal-combustion engine that controls the amount of vaporized fuel entering the cylinders.
  2. A lever or pedal controlling such a valve.
tr.v., -tled, -tling, -tles.
    1. To regulate the flow of (fuel) in an engine.
    2. To regulate the speed of (an engine) with a throttle.
  1. To suppress: tried to throttle the press.
  2. To strangle; choke.
[Short for throttle valve, from throttle, to strangle, choke, from Middle English throtelen, probably from throte, throat. See throat.]




at full/half throttle
at full/half speed or power:
He's working at full throttle (= as hard as he can) to get the job finished.
The captain of the boat had his engines at full throttle.

throt・tle



--> ━━ n. 【機】絞り弁, スロットル; のど.
at full throttle 全速力で.
━━ v. のどを締める; 窒息させる; 抑圧する; 【機】(絞り弁を)絞る, (車を)減速する ((back, down)).


narrate PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic
verb [T]
to tell a story, often by reading aloud from a text, or to describe events as they happen:
Documentaries are often narrated by well-known actors.
One by one the witnesses narrated the sequence of events which led up to the disaster.

narration noun
1 [U] the act of telling a story

2 [C or U] a spoken description of events given during a film or television programme:
Dame Judi Dench did the narration for the documentary.

narrative Phonetic
noun [C or U] FORMAL
a story or a description of a series of events:
It's a moving narrative of wartime adventure.

narrator

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