2016年4月17日 星期日

bump, overbook, sludgy, sludge pump, sell-by dates, collide, redirect, volleyball, "securitised"


The promise of aid plays a rather important role, it seems
One reason, perhaps, is that China smiles on nations that agree with it.
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在這個磁州,我只進過礦坑一次,是一位年長的人帶我進去的。他大概是父親的助手或秘書吧。我進去了,其他事情倒記不起了,只對礦夫們挖礦的樣子很有印象。他們不是站著挖,而是躺著挖的。那個情景,叫人覺得很危險,所以記得很清楚。煤這個東西,剛剛挖出來還沒運出礦坑之前,是軟的。我捏過,雖然不是很柔軟,但並不硬。“夕張國際冒險·奇幻電影節”請我去當評委時(一九九六年二月),我去參觀過夕張的煤礦歷史博物館,見到一個抽水用的汲水泵,這東西英文叫“Sludge Pump”。

On November 5th, waste from an iron-ore mine burst through a dam in south-eastern Brazil. At least 12 people were killed and 600 displaced in the environmental disaster. Now the sludge has reached the Atlantic

Given their role in the 2008 meltdown, and their subsequent branding as toxic sludge, it is not surprising that "securitised" financial products have had a quiet few years. Yet the transformation of mortgages, credit-card debt and other recurring cashflows into new marketable securities is enjoying something of a resurgence http://econ.st/1j3pVC6

 

 

Rio Tinto Hits Bumps At Big Mongolian Mine1

 

 倫敦奧運新規定:沙排運動員不再穿比基尼
臺灣新浪網
Women beach volleyball players won't have to wear bikinis at the 2012 London Olympics


Google stops censoring Chinese site
Google has stopped censoring its search results in China and began redirecting visitors to the company's Chinese-language service based in Hong Kong.


The New York Times leads with continuing stimulus debate in Congress, where the Senate proposal is set to collide with a House bill that currently does more to help states avoid catastrophic cuts in services.



The "Large Hadron Collider" Experiment

In Geneva, Europe's centre for nuclear research, known as CERN, is set to
make scientific history when it switches on its Large Hadron Collider on
September 10th.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evz7vfI44va89pI1



8. Collider Triggers End-of-World Fears

By Eben Harrell Scientists are dismissing critics who warn that the Large Hadron Collider could create Earth-swallowing black holes




Did I ever encounter spoiled food, or alarming sell-by dates? No. Other than some slightly leaden pumpkin ravioli from Jack’s gourmet section — it had the sludgy, earwax-like quality of something that had been unfrozen and then frozen again — the only bump on the road was the aroma emanating from the black plastic bags that Jack’s and other 99-cent stores use: they smell alternately like an electrical fire or a fish in transition.



The bad news: the likelihood that travelers will be bumped from an overbooked flight may grow worse this fall when airlines shrink their fleets to cut unprofitable flights and inefficient planes, meaning even fewer empty seats than there are now...

But airlines still overbook, regarding bumping as a necessary part of doing business, especially in the face of record fuel prices. Overbooking, after all, helps ensure flights are as full as possible, a priority for the financially troubled carriers.

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"From ghoulies and ghosties/ And long-leggedy beasties/ And things that go bump in the night/ Good Lord, deliver us!"Scottish prayer

things that go bump in the night
HUMOROUS
used to describe anything unknown which might be frightening, especially a noise
((略式))真夜中の無気味な物音(を立てるもの).






overbook

Line breaks: over|book
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈbʊk /

Definition of overbook in English:

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
Accept more reservations for (a flight or hotel) than there is room for:airlines deliberately overbook some scheduled flights



bump

v., bumped, bump·ing, bumps. v.tr.
  1. To strike or collide with.
  2. To cause to knock against an obstacle.
    1. To knock to a new position; shift: bumped the crate out of the way.
    2. To shake up and down; jolt: bumped the child on her knee; was bumped about on a rough flight.
    1. To displace from a position within a group or organization.
    2. To deprive (a passenger) of a reserved seat because of overbooking.
  3. To raise; boost: bump up the price of gasoline.
  4. Sports. To pass (a volleyball) by redirecting it with the forearms.


IN BRIEF: A heavy jolt, blow, or collision. A swollen or enlarged area.

pronunciation Pat tried not to bump the car in front of her.

n.
    1. A blow, collision, or jolt.
    2. The sound of something bumping: heard a loud bump in the dark.
    1. A raised or rounded spot; a bulge.
    2. A slight swelling or lump.
    3. Something, such as unevenness or a hole in a road, that causes a bump.
  1. A rise or increase, as in prices or enrollment.
  2. One of the natural protuberances on the human skull, considered to have significance in phrenology.
  3. A forward thrust of the pelvis, as in a burlesque striptease.
  4. Sports. A pass in volleyball made by redirecting the ball with the inside of the forearms, especially when extended and held together.
  5. Slang. A shot of hard liquor, sometimes accompanied by a beer chaser.




[動](他)
1III[名]([副])]…にドン[ドシン, ドスン]とぶつかる[衝突する];…を(…に)ぶつける, 打ち当てる((against, on ...))
bump one's knee againstonthe wall
ひざを壁にぶち当てる.
2 ((米俗))〈目下・下位の者に〉(無理に)とって代わる, を追い出す;〈人を〉解雇[拒絶, 否決]する.
3 ((米俗))(予約を取りすぎて)〈人に〉搭乗予約を取り消す.
4 〈価格・賃金・点数などを〉押し上げる, 増やす((up));((米略式))〈人を〉昇進させる((up));《ポーカー》〈人を〉賭(か)け金で上回る.
5 ((俗))…を妊娠させる.
━━(自)[I[副]]
1 (…に)ぶつかる((against, into ...));〈2つの物が〉衝突する((together))
He bumped againstintome.
彼は私にぶつかった.
2 がたがた揺れながら進む
The bus bumped along the road.
バスは道路をがたがたと進んだ.
3 (音楽に合わせて)腰を前方に突き出して刺激的に踊る.
bump into ...
(1) ⇒(自)1
(2) ((略式))〈知り合いに〉ばったり出くわす.
bump ... off/bump off ...
(1) …をぶつけて落とす
The cat bumped the kettle off the table.
猫がぶつかってやかんをテーブルから落とした.
(2) ((略式))〈人を〉殺す, ばらす.
bump up against a person
〈人と〉偶然知り合う.
━━[名]
1 ((通例a 〜))突き当てる[当たる]こと, (軽い)衝突;ドシン[バタン, ドン](という音)
have a bump in the car
運転中に物にぶつかる
fall with a bump
ドシンと落ちる[倒れる].
2 衝撃.
3 打撲傷;こぶ;(道路などの)隆起;((〜s))(毛をむしり取った)鳥肌のぶつぶつ
a bump on a road
道路の隆起部.
4 ((俗))昇格, 昇進, 昇給;左遷;降格
an 8-dollar bump
8ドルの昇給
get a bump to the presidency of the company
社長に昇格する.
5 《航空》バンプ:気流の急激な変化により生ずる不規則な風.
6 バンプ.
(1) 刺激的に腰を突き出すダンスの動作. ⇒GRIND[名]5
(2)(しり)をぶつけ合うロックの踊り.
━━[副]ドスン[ドシン, バタン]と.


sell-by dates

(日文)賞味期限 或消費・賞味期限
許多近似同義語
(食品科技) expiration date 截止日期失效日期 
現在常用:有效期 保質期
例如The consume by date of perishable goods is stated....
Safety-Based Consume-By Date Labels Approaches and Formats
編譯館:
(食品科技) expiration date截止日期,失效日期 
(經濟學)expiration date到期日
(計量學)expiration of period of validity 有效期滿  
(電子計算機} certificate expiration 憑證過期 
certificate expiration date 憑證屆滿日期 
contract expiration date 合約過期日期 
expirationcheck 過期檢查 
expirationdate 過期日期 
expiration date indication service 過期指示服務 
expiration of the processor time slice處理機時間片斷過期

sludge Show phonetics
noun [U]
soft wet earth or a substance that looks like this:
We seemed to spend the last mile of the walk knee-deep in sludge.
noun



[mass noun]
  • thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components, especially the product of an industrial or refining process: the dumping of sewage sludge [count noun]:miscellaneous chemicals and treated sludges
  • dirty oil, especially in the sump of an internal-combustion engine.
  • 2 [usually as modifier] an unattractive muddy shade of brown or green:a sludge green
  • 3sea ice newly formed in small pieces.





Derivatives

sludgy
adjective (sludgier, sludgiest)

Origin:

early 17th century: of uncertain origin; compare with slush
sludgy Show phonetics
adjective DISAPPROVING
soft, wet and very thick:
a thick, sludgy pudding

bump (HIT) Show phonetics
verb
1 [I + adverb or preposition] to hit something with force:
She bumped into his tray, knocking the food onto his lap.
See picture .

2 [T usually + adverb or preposition] to hurt part of your body by hitting it against something hard:
I bumped my head on the shelf as I stood up.

bump Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 the sound of something falling to the ground:
We heard a bump from the next room.

2 an accident involving a car, especially one which is not serious:
A van drove into their car but luckily it was just a bump. collide Show phonetics
verb [I]
(especially of moving objects) to hit something violently:
The two vans collided at the crossroads.
It was predicted that a comet would collide with one of the planets.

Ravioli is a type of pasta, comprised of a filling, commonly (though not always) meat- (either red or poultry) or fish- based, sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough. Ravioli can be rectangular or circular in shape.


Lemon dill shrimp ravioli

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