2013年8月24日星期六

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 Hold It: Instagram’s Users Drop, but Terms of Service Mishap May Not Be to Blame »

There are many reports flying around the web today that Instagram has lost 25% of its users, according to an app-tracking firm AppData.

 

 Scientist warns of dangers of Taiwan nuclear mishap
Taipei Times
A Japanese nuclear scientist and researcher says that if a nuclear accident occurred at one of northern Taiwan's nuclear power plants, about 30,000 people would die within a short period of time and up to 7 million people could develop cancer from ...

 

 

Russians Fight to Save Mars Probe After Mishap

By HENRY FOUNTAIN
If space engineers cannot save it, the probe, which is loaded with toxic fuel, could re-enter the atmosphere within days or weeks.




As more bring digital devices to national parks, rangers are seeing an increase in mishaps involving technology.



mishap,
〔míshæp〕


n.


  1. Bad luck.
  2. An unfortunate accident.
IN BRIEF: A misfortune.

pronunciation The adventurers had one mishap after another but they arrived at their destination intact.
Tutor's tip: The teen's "mishap" (misfortune or accident) managed to "misshape" (to provide a wrong or bad shape or form to an object) her father's car beyond repair.


[名][C][U]不幸な出来事, 事故, 災難;((古))不運
without mishap
無事に
The haps and mishaps of life are next-door neighbors.
((ことわざ)) 禍福はあざなえる縄のごとし.

noun

an unlucky accident:although there were a few minor mishaps, none of the pancakes stuck to the ceiling the event passed without mishap
 
 
 hap
Syllabification: (hap)
Pronunciation: /hap/
archaic

noun

  • luck; fortune.
  • a chance occurrence, especially an event that is considered unlucky.

verb (haps, happing, happed)

[no object]
  • come about by chance:what can hap to him worthy to be deemed evil?
  • [with infinitive] have the fortune or luck to do something:where’er I happ’d to roam

Origin:

Middle English: from Old Norse happ
 
 

bassinet[bas・si・net]
 

  • 発音記号[bæ`sənét]

[名]片側にほろのついた揺りかご;(ほろ付き)うば車.

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