2009年1月24日 星期六

emission, aerodynamic,skirt

By Switching Their Charters, Banks Skirt Supervision
At least 30 banks since 2000 have escaped federal regulatory action by walking away from their federal regulators and moving under state supervision, taking advantage of a long-standing system that allows banks to choose between federal and state oversight, according to a Washington Post review of...
(By Binyamin Appelbaum, The Washington Post)

H-P Skirts Slump in PC Demand

Hewlett-Packard posted better-than-expected earnings, aided by cost cuts, and forecast improved profit. Revenue rose 19%.



With fuel prices high and emissions rules tighter, Navistar designed the truck to be more aerodynamic.

“The aerodynamic design of the hood, windshield and side skirts will save real money,” Mr. Allendorph said. The front makes it from 5 percent to 15 percent more efficient than earlier models, he said, which could mean an annual saving of $3,000 to $8,000.


e・mis・sion


━━ n. 放射(物), 発散(物) ((of)); 排気; 射精; 精液; (紙幣の)発行.
emission spectrum 【分光】発光[放出]スペクトル.

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skirt (AVOID) Show phonetics
verb [T; I + preposition] (ALSO skirt around/round)
1 to be on or move along the edge of something; to avoid:
Take the road which skirts (round) the village, not the one which goes through it.

2 to avoid discussing a subject or problem, usually because there are difficulties that you do not want to deal with:
Though the government has promised to deal with drug abuse, it has been accused of skirting round the issue.

SKIRT 裙部,側緣

━━ n. すそ, スカート, ペティコート; 〔俗〕 ((集合的)) 女, 小娘; へり, ふち; (pl.) 郊外 (outskirts); (機械・車両の)スカート, おおい; 鞍(くら)の垂れ; (牛などの)横隔膜, 牛のわき腹肉.
━━ v. 囲む, …と境を接する; 周辺を通る; (困難を)避けて通る; ふち[境]にある[住む]; へりに沿って進む ((along)).
skirt around [round] 回避する.
skirt・ing ━━ n. スカート地.
skirting (board) 〔英〕 【建】幅木.

aero・dynamic

━━ a. 空気力学の.
aero・dynamics ━━ n. 気体動力学; 空気[航空]力学.

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