2013年6月14日星期五

snap, snapshot, cold snap, irreverent, spotlight,Water-Activated, housing


<strong>The Art of the Brick</strong>
Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Exhibition Review

A Vision That’s Not Quite a Snap

In “The Art of the Brick,” at Discovery Times Square in New York, Nathan Sawaya’s sculptures made of Lego blocks mimic the world and other artists’ view of it.



People who snap easily tend to lack the ability to aptly express themselves, according to Shin. We accept our own emotions and communicate them to others. However, when the ability to control one's emotions is low, emotions immediately overflow and cause a flood.



In what is likely to be the last snapshot of its financial condition before an expected May IPO, Facebook disclosed Monday that its first-quarter profit and revenue declined from the final quarter of 2011.



Cold snap reaches Italy as Europe shivers
The HTC One Deserves Its Place in the Spotlight




Gary Johnson Finally Gets a Moment in the GOP Spotlight


David Weigel: The underdog delivers the best line of the night.



Presented by award-winning BBC broadcaster Paddy O'Connell, Weekend World is a sometimes irreverent and always lively look at viewers' comments on BBC World News programmes and world issues in general.
Paddy will present the audience with an exclusive snapshot of programmes being shown over the coming weekend on BBC World News.



Europe, in Grip of Low Temperatures, Faces Flaring Tempers and Disrupted Travel

By NICHOLAS KULISH and SCOTT SAYARE
Governments are struggling with the breadth and cost of helping citizens through a cold snap that has left snow in even Spain and southern France.



Water-Activated Spotlights, housing

The Coleman Company Recalls Water-Activated Spotlights Due to Risk of Impact Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Coleman® WaterBeam™ 4D Water-Activated Floating Spotlights
Units: About 50,000 units
Manufacturer: Sky City Holdings International LTD, China
Distributor: The Coleman Company, Inc., of Wichita, Kansas
Hazard: The lens assembly can come apart from the main housing of the spotlight with force and pose a risk of impact injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Coleman has received 33 reports of the lens assembly coming apart, 18 of which resulted in reports of impact injuries such as bruising, lacerations and minor burns.
Description: The recalled spotlights are Coleman® water-activated hand-held spotlights, model number 5338-782 (orange) UPC 76501 222733, model number 5338-792 (yellow) UPC 76501 222753 and model number 2000000153 (blue/white) UPC 76501 226683. A white label is affixed to the inside of the spotlight lens with the model number and production date information printed on the label.
Sold at: Various sporting good stores and retail outlets nationwide from January 2005 through June 2010 for between about $20 and $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the batteries and stop using the spotlights. Visit www.coleman.com for additional instructions on how to obtain a replacement light.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coleman at (800) 835-3278 between 7 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.coleman.com or via e-mail at colemanrecall@coleman.com


Recalled spotlight

Model Number 5338-792




Definition of snap

verb (snaps, snapping, snapped)

  • 1break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound: [no object]:guitar strings kept snapping [with object]:dead twigs can be snapped off
  • [no object] emit a sudden, sharp cracking sound:banners snapping in the breeze
  • [with complement or adverbial] move or alter with a brisk movement and typically a sharp sound: [with object]:Rosa snapped her bag shut [no object]:his mouth snapped into a tight, straight line
  • [no object] suddenly lose one’s self-control:she claims she snapped after years of violence
  • 2 [no object] (of an animal) make a sudden audible bite:a dog was snapping at his heels
  • 3 [reporting verb] say something quickly and irritably: [no object]:McIllvanney snapped at her [with direct speech]:‘I really don’t much care,’ she snapped
  • 4 [with object] take a snapshot of:he planned to spend the time snapping rare wildlife [no object]:photographers were snapping away at her
  • 5 [with object] American Football put (the ball) into play by a quick backward movement: time will not be resumed until the ball is snapped on the next play

noun

  • 1a sudden, sharp cracking sound or movement:she closed her purse with a snap
  • [mass noun] vigour or liveliness of style or action; zest:the snap of the dialogue
  • 2 [in singular] a hurried, irritable tone or manner:‘I’m still waiting,’ he said with a snap
  • 3a snapshot:holiday snaps
  • 4 [mass noun] British a card game in which cards from two piles are turned over simultaneously and players call ‘snap’ as quickly as possible when two similar cards are exposed.
  • [as exclamation] said when one notices that one has or does the identical thing to someone else:‘Snap!’ They looked at each other’s ties with a smile
  • 5a sudden brief spell of cold or otherwise distinctive weather:a cold snap
  • 6 [mass noun] Northern English food, especially food taken to work to be eaten during a break.
  • 7 [in singular] North American informal an easy task:a control panel that makes operation a snap
  • 8 (usually snaps) North American a press stud: a black cloth jacket with a lot of snaps and attachments

adjective

[attributive]
done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice:a snap decision he could call a snap election
snap
To speak abruptly or sharply: snapped at the child.
snap
v., snapped, snap·ping, snaps. v.intr.
  1. To make a brisk sharp cracking sound: "Logs snapped in the grate" (James Fox).
  2. To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound.
    1. To give way abruptly under pressure or tension: With so many people crowding onto the platform, its supports snapped.
    2. To suffer a physical or mental breakdown, especially while under stress: feared that the troops would snap from fatigue.
  3. To bring the jaws briskly together, often with a clicking sound; bite.
  4. To snatch or grasp suddenly and with eagerness: snap at a chance to go to China.
  5. To speak abruptly or sharply: snapped at the child.
  6. To move swiftly and smartly: snap to attention. See synonyms at jerk1.
  7. To flash or appear to flash light; sparkle: eyes that snapped with anger.
  8. To open, close, or fit together with a click: The lock snapped shut. The jacket snaps in front.
v.tr.
  1. To snatch at with or as if with the teeth; bite.
  2. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
  3. To utter abruptly or sharply: The sergeant snapped out a command.
    1. To cause to emit a snapping sound: snap a whip.
    2. To close or latch with a snapping sound: snapped the purse shut.
  4. To cause to move abruptly and smartly: "His head was snapped back by a sudden scream from the bed" (James Michener).
    1. To take (a photograph).
    2. To photograph: snapped the winner on the podium.
  5. Football. To center (a football); hike.
n.
  1. A sudden sharp cracking sound or the action producing such a sound.
  2. A sudden breaking.
  3. A clasp, catch, or other fastening device that operates with a snapping sound.
  4. A sudden attempt to bite, snatch, or grasp.
    1. The sound produced by rapid movement of a finger from the thumb tip to the base of the thumb.
    2. The act of producing this sound.
  5. The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.
  6. A thin, crisp, usually circular cookie: a ginger snap.
    1. Capacity to make a snapping sound; elasticity: This waistband has lost its snap.
    2. Informal. Briskness, liveliness, or energy.
  7. A brief spell of brisk, cold weather.
  8. Something accomplished without effort. See synonyms at breeze1.
    1. A snapshot.
    2. The taking of a snapshot.
  9. A snap bean.
  10. Football. The passing of a football from the center to a back that initiates each play. Also called hike.
adj.
  1. Made or done suddenly, with little or no preparation: a snap decision.
  2. Fastening with a snap: snap pockets.
  3. Informal. Simple; easy: a snap assignment.
adv.
With a snap.

phrasal verbs:
snap back
  1. To recover quickly.
snap to
  1. To pay attention or begin complying abruptly.
snap up
  1. To acquire quickly: snapped up the tickets.
idiom:
snap out of it Informal.
  1. To move quickly back to one's normal condition from an undesirable condition, such as depression, grief, or self-pity.
[Probably from Middle English snappe, a quick bite, probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snappen, to seize, snap.]

snapshot,
(snăp'shŏt') pronunciation
n.
  1. A photograph taken with a small hand-held camera.
  2. An isolated observation: a sociopolitical snapshot of the electorate.


irreverent
(ĭ-rĕv'ər-ənt) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Lacking or exhibiting a lack of reverence; disrespectful.
  2. Critical of what is generally accepted or respected; satirical: irreverent humor.
irreverently ir·rev'er·ent·ly adv.


Definition of spotlight




noun

  • a lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly onto a place or person, especially a performer on stage.
  • a beam of light from a spotlight:the knife flashed in the spotlight
  • (the spotlight) intense scrutiny or public attention:she was constantly in the media spotlight

verb (past and past participle spotlighted or spotlit /-lit/)

[with object]
  • illuminate with a spotlight:the dancers are spotlighted from time to time throughout the evening
  • direct attention to (a particular problem or situation):the protest spotlighted the overcrowding in federal prisons

spotlight in other Oxford dictionaries

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