2012年7月30日 星期一

renter, here to stay, Benefit Checks Run Out, rentability


Big Deal
Sky-High, as in the Rent Check
There’s a small segment of Manhattan renters who clearly can afford to buy multimillion-dollar residences but choose to rent instead: The “super renters.”

Google's Blogger is here to stay
ZDNet (blog)
By now, you've probably heard the rumors that Google's retiring the Blogger and Picasa brands in favor of making everything Google+. But while Picasa's fate remains uncertain, it seems that Google has no intention of letting Blogger fade away. ...

here to stay

Permanent or established, as in I'm afraid the uncertainty about energy costs is here to stay. [First half of 1900s]


Economy Faces a Jolt as Benefit Checks Run Out

As unemployment programs are trimmed, reduced consumer spending could slow the recovery.


run out
1. Become used up or exhausted, as in Our supplies have run out. [Late 1600s]
2. Compel to leave; see run off, def. 5.
3. Become void, expire, as in Our renter's insurance ran out last month. [c. 1300] Also see run out of; run out on.


rent[rent1]
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  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[rént]
[名][U][C]
1 賃借料;地代, 小作料, 家賃, 部屋代;((米))(車・衣装などの)使用料, 賃借料((for, on ...));《経済》不動産からの収益
rent and food and clothes
衣食住
a rent voucher
((米))(州など自治体が貧しい人々に与える)家賃補助金
free of rent
家賃がただで
pay a high [a low] rent
高い[安い]家賃を払う
live on rent
家賃で食べていく.
2 超過利潤.
for rent
((米))賃貸用の(((英))to let).
▼名詞のあとに置く
houses for rent
貸家
For Rent
((掲示))貸家[間]あり.
━━[動](他)[III[名]([副])]
1 〈土地・家などを〉(人から)賃借する((from ...));((米))〈車・ボート・貸衣装などを〉賃借する. ⇒HIRE[類語]
rent a house from Mr. Brown
ブラウンさんから家を借りる.
2 〈土地・家などを〉(人に)賃貸する(((英))let)((out/to ...))
Do you rent out your house
家を賃貸なさるんですか
She rented us her spare roomher spare room to usfor £55 a week.
空室を週55ポンドで貸してくれた.
━━(自)[I([副])]貸される;借りられる
This house rents atfor] $300.
この家は家賃300ドルで借りられる.
[古フランス語←俗ラテン語rendita (reddere返す)返されるもの. △RENDER
rent・a・ble
[形]
rènt・a・bíl・i・ty
[名] 收益性

noun

  1. the degree to which a property (house, flat, room) is suitable to be rented or rented out

harlequin, gingham, full-tiered, musical act



Free Wi-Fi, but Speed Comes at a Price

Trying to meet customer demand and cope with the costs of expanding bandwidth, hotels and airports, like Denver International, above, are adopting tiered pricing models.


harlequin (HAHR-luh-kwin, -kin)

adjective: In varied colors.
noun: A clown.
noun: A stock comic character, masked, and dressed in a diamond-patterned multicolored costume.

Etymology
Via French and Italian, after Herla king, a mythical figure sometimes identified as Woden.

Usage
"Long, multicolored armbands and stringy dresses added flashy flair, and diamond-patterned tights resembled what a harlequin might wear." — Jamey Keaten; Galliano Aims For Hippies at Fashion Show; Associated Press (New York); Oct 9, 2004.

"Another designer had her models parading down the catwalk in 'traditional, flounced peasant blouses and full-tiered skirts in brilliant red-and-white gingham, zigzag knit and harlequin patchwork'." — Rona Dougall; Someone Save Us From Frocky Horror Shows; The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland); Sep 28, 2004.




Gingham cloth resting on a cat

Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn.[1]
The name originates from an adjective in the Malay language, ging-gang, meaning striped.[2] Some sources say that the name came into English via Dutch.[3][4] When originally imported into Europe in the 17th century it was a striped fabric, though now it is distinguished by its checkered pattern. From the mid 18th century, when it was being produced in the mills of Manchester, England, it started to be woven into checked or plaid patterns (often blue and white). Checked gingham became more common over time, though striped gingham was still available in the late Victorian period.[5]
Gingham is made of carded or combed, medium or fine yarns, where the coloring is on the warp yarns and always along the grain. Gingham has no right or wrong side with respect to color.
Along with muslin, gingham is often used as a test fabric while designing fashion, or used for making an inexpensive fitting shell prior to making the clothing in fashion fabric.
Gingham shirts have been worn by mods since the 1960s and continue to be identified with fans of indie and mod music with brands like Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green, Fred Perry, Rough Trade and Merc producing gingham shirts.




tier
[名]1 ((〜s))(層状に並んだ)列, 段, 階.2 (劇場などの)階段席の一列.3 層(layer);段階;階層.4 《海事》錨索(びょうさく)の輪(をしまう所).━━[動](他)(自)…...
tier
[名]((米方言))(子供の)前掛け.
tiered
[形]層になった;〈席が〉階段式の;((複合語で))…層の.



act
6 演芸, 出しもの, (芸人の)コンビ, グループ
a juggling act
手品
a balancing act
綱渡り;((比喩))危険な行為
The musical act broke up last year.
そのミュージカルのグループは昨年解散した.

2012年7月29日 星期日

stay up , schooner, bliss out, sleek, gaff

 
 

London 2012: A jolly good show?

The job was to welcome the world to London for the Olympics, to show our guests around our gaff and introduce ourselves. Did Danny Boyle succeed?
Read full article
 
TASCHEN's Favourite Hotels

Take a tour of the planet's most enchanting hotels: from sleek and minimal to plush and traditional, here are more than 72 distinctive establishments, hand-picked by lifestyle expert Angelika Taschen, where you can check in and bliss out.

bliss out

Experience great joy or euphoria, as in Just give me some time to bliss out on the beach. [Slang; c. 1970]
 
Fashion Review
The Volume Stays Up
There seems to be no escape from the orgy of prints and color consuming the runways at Donna Karan, Ohne Titel, Maria Cornejo, Tory Burch, Vera Wang and Rodarte.

stay up[stay up]

    (1) 寝ずに起きている
    stay up all night
    一晩じゅう起きている.
    (2) 〈屋根などが〉落ちずに持ちこたえる.






A woman wearing stay-up stockings held up by elastic.

gaff[gaff1]

  • 発音記号[gǽf]
[名]
1 魚かぎ, やす(大きな魚の陸揚げなどに使う).
2 (闘鶏につける)金属けづめ.
3 《海事》斜桁(しゃこう), ガフ.
4 (詐欺やトランプの八百長の)仕掛け, トリック.
5 [U]((俗))虐待, 酷使(abuse).
6 ((英俗))(人の)家.
stand the gaff
((米俗))苦痛[重圧]に耐え抜く.
throw a gaff into ...
〈計画などを〉妨害する.
━━[動](他)
1 〈魚を〉魚かぎでひっかける[引きあげる].
2 ((俗))…をだます;〈人から〉(…を)巻き上げる((of ...)).

sleek[sleek]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[slíːk]
[形]
1 〈毛髪・毛並みなどが〉なめらかな, すべすべした, つやつやした;色つや[顔色]のいい.
2 栄養がよい;〈動物などが〉手入れの行き届いた;ほっそりしたスタイルの.
3 〈態度が〉物柔らかな;口先のうまい.
4 〈車などが〉流線型の.
━━[動](他)…をなめらかにする, なでつける.
sleek・ly
[副]
sleek・ness
[名]


The Caribbean Issue The S.V. Illusion, on which the Frugal Traveler sailed as a crew member, anchored in Saline Bay off Mayreau Island in the Grenadines.

Sailing the Caribbean, the Frugal Way

By MATT GROSS
Having no boat to call his own, the Frugal Traveler shells out $55 a day to join the crew of a schooner for a two-week immersion in the sailing world.




Schooner rigging:

1) Bowsprit 2) Jib, followed by fore staysail 3) (Fore) gaff topsail 4) Foresail 5) Main gaff topsail 6) Mainsail 7) End of boom

A schooner (pronounced /ˈskuːnər/) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts with the forward mast being shorter or the same height as the rear masts. Schooners were first used by the Dutch in the 16th or 17th century, and further developed in North America from the early 18th century onwards. During the 16th to 18 centuries, the golden age of piracy, the schooner was a popular craft for pirates, as it could carry up to eight or more cannons. It was sleek and fast despite the fact it weighed around 100 tons. It had a crew of about 75.

2012年7月27日 星期五

(in)appropriate, demolition, coddle

按下看大圖
漫畫來源: Ted Goff


 coddle

 (kŏd'l) pronunciation
tr.v., -dled, -dling, -dles.
  1. To cook in water just below the boiling point: coddle eggs.
  2. To treat indulgently; baby. See synonyms at pamper.
[Possibly alteration of CAUDLE.]
coddler cod'dler n.


[動](他)
1 〈人・動物を〉やさしく扱う, 大事に世話する;〈子供を〉甘やかして育てる(mollycoddle).
2 …をとろ火で煮る.



The French government appropriated all church property in 1907 - including the cost of maintaining them. Increasing numbers of local authorities cannot or will not renovate their churches, with some facing demolition.

appropriate[ap・pro・pri・ate]


[形] 〔próuprit〕 (…に)適した, ふさわしい, 妥当な((to, for ...))
an appropriate comment
適切な解説
a speech appropriate toforthe occasion
その場にふさわしい演説
The dishes are appropriate for a wedding gift.
そのお皿は結婚式の贈り物にうってつけだ
It is appropriate that he (should) arrive tomorrow.
彼はあす到着するのがよい(▼((米))でもshouldを入れることがある).
━━[動] 〔próuprièit〕 (他)[III[名]([副])]
1 〈物・金を〉(特定の目的に)当てる, 充当する, 使用する((to, for, as ...))
appropriate the extra income to the payment of the debt
臨時収入を借金の返済に当てる
The piece of land was appropriated for a car park.
その土地は駐車場として使われた.
2 〈議会が〉…の支出を(特定の目的のために)認める;〈政府が〉〈予算を〉(特定の目的のために)計上する((for ...))
Congress appropriated money for the program.
議会はその計画のための支出を承認した.
3 …を私物化する;着服する, 横領する;盗用する;〈土地を〉収用する
appropriate another person's umbrella
他人の傘(かさ)を失敬する
He appropriated the trust funds for himself.
彼は信託基金を横領した.
[ラテン語appropriatus(ap-に+proprius自身+-ATE1=自身のものとする). △PROPER
ap・pro・pri・ate・ly
[副]ちょうどよく.
ap・pro・pri・ate・ness
[名]




demolition[dem・o・li・tion]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[dèməlíʃən]
[名]
1 [U]破壊, 取り壊し, 粉砕, 打破;破壊状態;廃止
a demolition team
(建物などの)取り壊し作業隊.
2 爆破;((〜s))(特に戦争で使われる)爆薬.

gam, Stiletto Heel, postcard-pretty, thong



Books »



Rand McNally Video Traveller: Tahiti 1992: Movie and film review ...
The scent of tropical flowers wafts through the air, and postcard-pretty views
of coconut palms are very romantic. ~ Alice Day, All Movie Guide ...




Edited by Dian Hanson
Hardcover, 30 x 30 cm, 372 pages

Hot Legs: From Stocking Top to Stiletto Heel
Once taboo, long the object of sexual obsession, the female leg retains a mysterious allure and powerful erotic charge. TASCHEN's latest in Dian Hanson's acclaimed "body parts" series explores our fascination with gams, stems and pins - from the suffragettes to the sexual revolution - via French postcards, Hollywood pin-ups and vintage nudes. Over 400 photographs and a quirky, informative text document our insatiable leg mania in this volume.
More information



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A boot with a stiletto heel
A stiletto heel (AmE: spike heel) is a long, thin heel found on some boots and shoes, usually for women. It is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s.[1] Stiletto heels may vary in length from 2.5 centimetres (1 inch) to 20 cm (8 inches)or more if a platform sole is used, and are sometimes defined as having a diameter at the ground of less than 1 cm (slightly less than half an inch). Stiletto-style heels shorter than 5 cm are called kitten heels. Not all high slim heels merit the description stiletto. The extremely slender original Italian-style stiletto heels of the very early 1960s were no more than 5mm in diameter for much of their length, although the heel sometimes flared out a little at the tip. After their demise in the mid-late 1960s, such slender heels were difficult to find until recently due to changes in the way heels were mass-produced.

stiletto
n., pl. -tos or -toes.
    1. A small dagger with a slender, tapering blade.
    2. Something shaped like such a dagger.
  1. A small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework.
[Italian, diminutive of stilo, dagger, from Latin stilus, stylus, spike.]
[名](複 〜s, 〜es)
1 スティレットヒール(stiletto heel)(婦人靴の細くて高いかかと);((通例〜s))スティレットヒールの婦人靴.
2 (両刃で細い)短剣.
3 (裁縫・刺しゅう用の)目打ち.
gam2
(găm) pronunciation
n. Slang.
A person's leg.
[Probably from Polari (theatrical argot), from Italian gamba, from Late Latin, hoof. See gambol.]


 thong
 (thông, thŏng) pronunciation
n.
  1. A narrow strip, as of leather, used for binding or lashing.
  2. A whip of plaited leather or cord.
  3. A sandal held on the foot by a strip that fits between the first and second toes and is connected to a strap usually passing over the top or around the sides of the foot.
  4. A garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks, consisting of a narrow strip of fabric that passes between the thighs supported by a waistband.
[Middle English, from Old English thwong.]


 中文(繁體)(Chinese (Traditional))
n. - 皮帶, 皮條, 鞭梢, 皮鞭, 平底人字拖鞋
v. tr. - 裝皮帶, 用皮鞭打

2012年7月25日 星期三

creepily delicious fairy tales, uncanny



Robots

ùncánny[ùn・cánny]

  • レベル:社会人必須
[形](-ni・er, -ni・est)
1 神秘的な, 不可思議な, 気味の悪い
an uncanny sight
神秘的な光景.
2 超人的な, 人並みはずれて鋭い
uncanny insight
並みはずれた直観力.
-ily
[副]
-iness
[名]



creepily

pronunciation

IN BRIEF: In an unnatural, weird, uncanny, or eerie manner.


Children's Books


When Stories Had Sharp Teeth

By MARJORIE INGALL
Three novels that jump off from the creepily delicious fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

2012年7月24日 星期二

Been gay, ther, pal, homosexual, comradeship,esprít de córps




Chinese dictionary refuses to turn "comrades" gay
CNN
Hong Kong (CNN) -- A newly published edition of an authoritative Chinese dictionary has come under fire for leaving out the homosexual definition of a word commonly used to refer to gay men and lesbians. The word "tongzhi" traditionally means "comrade" ...



homosexual
契弟


pal
(păl) pronunciation Informal.
n.
A friend; a chum.

intr.v., palled, pal·ling, pals.
To associate as friends or chums. Often used with around.

[Romany phral, phal, from Sanskrit bhrātā, bhrātr-, brother.]
WORD HISTORY Pal, like buddy and chum, has an informal, thoroughly "American" ring to it. Its source, though, is rather unusual-Romany, the Indic language of the Gypsies. First recorded in English in the 17th century, pal was borrowed from a Romany word meaning "brother, comrade," which occurs as phal in the Romany spoken in England and phral in the Romany spoken in Europe. Gypsies speak an Indic language because they originally migrated to Europe from the border region between Iran and India. In other Indic languages we find related words meaning "brother," such as Hindustani bhāi and Prakrit bhāda or bhāyā; they all come from Sanskrit bhrātā, which in turn traces its ancestry to the same Indo-European word that our word brother does.


林語堂漢英網路

10. 集體 [ji2ti3], adj., done by many people, collective: 集體創作 work done by many participants; 集體精神 荥prit de corps; 集體領導 collective leadership; 集體農場 collective farm; 集體安全 collective security.

"集體精神"可能是很早的用法

esprít de córps[esprít de córps]



(də kôr') pronunciation
n.
A common spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group. See synonyms at morale.

[French : esprit, spirit + de, of + corps, group, body.]
[U]団体精神, 団結心. ▼軍隊精神や愛校[愛社]心などをもいう.
[フランス語]


La Dolce Vita, make (both) ends meet, surpass

Gucci Unpacks 'La Dolce Vita'
Gucci has been putting more emphasis on new bags and clothes inspired by its earlier classics, drawing on its long design history.




La Dolce Vita (Italian for "the sweet life" or "the good life") is a 1960 film by the critically acclaimed director Federico Fellini. The film is a story of ...


 《中英對照讀新聞》La dolce vita not so sweet amid rising poverty 貧窮加劇 義大利甜美生活不再那麼甜

◎陳維真
Life is no longer so sweet in the land of "la dolce vita", with a report finding that more than 11pc of Italian families now live in relative poverty.
報告顯示,有超過11%的義大利家庭相對貧窮,在這塊「甜美生活」的土地上,生活不再如此甜美。

Eight million Italians, out of a population of 60 million, are struggling to make ends meet, according to Istat, the national statistics agency on Tuesday.
義大利國家統計局Istat週二表示,全國6000萬人口中,有800萬人勉強收支相抵。

Of those, 3.4 million are living in absolute poverty, representing 5.7 per cent of the population, up from 5.2 per cent in 2010. The problem is worst in the sun-baked south, where one in four families now live below the poverty line.
其中有340萬人屬於絕對貧窮,佔總人口5.7%,超過2010年的5.2%。最嚴重的地區為陽光普照的義大利南部,有4分之1家庭處於貧窮線以下。

The technocrat government of Mario Monti is implementing wide-ranging economic reforms to try to tackle the country’s 1.9 trillion euro national debt, including raising taxes and cutting public services.

莫提所組的技術官僚政府正實施範圍廣泛的經濟改革,試圖處理該國1.9兆歐元的國債,手段包括增稅、削減公共服務。

The Monti government hopes to cut spending by €25bn in the next three years, as it tries to rein in the euro zone’s second highest public debt.
莫提政府希望能在未來3年內減少250億歐元的支出,控制住歐元區第二高的公共債務。

As businesses struggle to survive or fail altogether, the overall level of unemployment has surpassed 10 per cent, while among young people aged 15 to 24 it has reached 35 per cent.
當企業掙扎求生或集體倒閉時,義大利的整體失業率已超越10%,15至24歲的年輕人失業率達到35%。



make (both) ends meet
借金しないで[収入内で]暮らす, やりくりする.
▼このendsは月末と月初めをさす.

meet an unhappy end
不幸な最期をとげる

come to [meet] a sticky end
((英略式))やっかいなことになる;ひどくみじめな死に方をする.


surpass[sur・pass]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[sərpǽs | -pɑ'ːs]
[動](他)(範囲・限界の点で)…を越える, 超越する, (量・技量・能力などで)…よりまさる, をしのぐ((in ...))
surpass expectations
期待を上回る
surpass oneself
前よりもうまくやる;((おどけて))ひどいへまをやる
She surpassed her sister in French.
フランス語では姉よりすぐれていた.
sur・pass・a・ble
[形]克服できる.

2012年7月23日 星期一

on the go, stylish, hip factor, alimentation, penny-pincher






The Stylish Side of China
By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY and JONATHAN LANDRETH
Publishers of fashion magazines willing to contend with censorship and various other hurdles in China are being rewarded with heavy advertising demand.
Look chic and stylish at all times on the road
As a host on the Travel Channel, Samantha Brown is on the road about 230 days a year. She offers tips on looking stylish while on the go.


As for The Economist’s hip factor, Mr. Micklethwait said it had nothing to do with how the magazine was edited. “Once you start trying to segment and work out what people might want to see, I think that would be a journey to some type of psychological hell.”



Alimentation is provided directly in the cottage - stylish restaurant Koliba, beerhouse, summer garden. Accommodation is suitable for company meetings, social gatherings, weddings, presentation meetings, official journeys

Penny-pinching steps for small change
President Obama has proposed making America's coins of cheaper stuff. But he's likely to face stiff opposition from coin-using interest groups as well as ordinary citizens.


Diner Michelle Madrid, 26, said it’s now hip to be a penny-pincher
26歲的顧客梅瑞德說,現在當個花錢錙銖必較的人才是時髦。
"It used to be cool to have a credit card and be all high-flying. Now cash is king," said Kam Miceli, who helped start "Green Truck," which serves high-end organic fare.
「過去是有信用卡、花大錢很酷。現在是現金為王。」協助成立販賣高檔有機食品「綠色餐車」的米契利說。
新聞辭典
penny-pinch
IN BRIEF: v. - Spend money frugally.

penny-pincher:名詞片語,(負面)守財奴、吝嗇鬼,(正面)花錢節儉的人。
high-flying:形容詞,很成功的、很有抱負、野心的,或很揮霍、奢華的。例句:I rather be a penny-pincher than be high-flying in everything.(我寧可當守財奴,也不要什麼都很奢華。)



WordNet:

alimentation

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Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The noun has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: a source of materials to nourish the body
Synonyms: nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, victuals

Meaning #2: the act of supplying food and nourishment
Synonym: feeding





aliment[al・i・ment]

[名] 〔ǽlmnt〕
1 栄養物, 滋養物;食べ物.
2 必需品, 生活のかて.
━━[動] 〔ǽlmènt〕 (他)…を扶養する;…に栄養物を与える.
àl・i・men・tá・tion
[名][U]栄養;扶養.


hip
hip2 (hĭp) pronunciation also hep (hĕp)
adj. Slang, hip·per, also hep·per, hip·pest, hep·pest.
  1. Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.
  2. Very fashionable or stylish.
[Origin unknown.]


on the go
In constant activity, very busy, as in I'm exhausted--I've been on the go since eight this morning. [Mid-1800s]



stylish[styl・ish]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[stáiliʃ]
[形]流行の, 流行に合った, 当世ふうの;いきな, スマートな.
styl・ish・ly
[副]
styl・ish・ness
[名]

nightfall, day, Mother's Day, circadian, circa, gloaming,

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Mother's Day 2009 is Sunday, May 10.
The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones. Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
If you think Mother's Day is too commercialized, you're not alone. The woman called "the mother of Mother's Day," Anna Jarvis — the person who did the most to make Mother's Day a national holiday — thought so, too. She considered the printed greeting card "a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write" and in fact ended up spending her inheritance campaigning against the holiday she had helped to popularize.

詹宏志先生在人生一瞬 中 認為Asimov 的 小說Nightfall 譯成夜幕低垂等,都不恰當 因為 nightfall可兼作動詞, 所以譯 夜降等較好
NIGHTFALL 當動詞使用還沒見過 希望讀者賜知

nightfall

(nīt'fôl') pronunciation
n.
The approach of darkness; dusk.

[名][U]日暮れ, 夕暮れ, 夕方(dusk)
at nightfall
日暮れに
before nightfall
日の暮れないうちに.


gloaming[gloam・ing]

  • 発音記号[glóumiŋ]
[名]((the 〜))((詩))薄暮, たそがれ(dusk).
(noun) The time of day immediately following sunset.
Synonyms:crepuscule, dusk, nightfall, twilight
Usage:When the sun was fairly down, we slipped back to the hotel in the charitable gloaming, and went to bed again.

day

n.
  1. The period of light between dawn and nightfall; the interval from sunrise to sunset.
    1. The 24-hour period during which the earth completes one rotation on its axis.
    2. The period during which a celestial body makes a similar rotation.
  2. (Abbr. D) One of the numbered 24-hour periods into which a week, month, or year is divided.
  3. The portion of a 24-hour period that is devoted to work, school, or business: an eight-hour day; a sale that lasted for three days.
  4. A 24-hour period or a portion of it that is reserved for a certain activity: a day of rest.
    1. A specific, characteristic period in one's lifetime: In Grandmother's day, skirts were long.
    2. A period of opportunity or prominence: Every defendant is entitled to a day in court. That child will have her day.
  5. A period of time in history; an era: We studied the tactics used in Napoleon's day. The day of computer science is well upon us.
  6. days Period of life or activity: The sick cat's days will soon be over.
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the day.
  2. Working during the day: the day nurse.
  3. Occurring before nightfall: a day hike.
idioms:
day after day
  1. For many days; continuously.
day in, day out
  1. Every day without fail; continuously.
[Middle English dai, day, from Old English dæg.]


cir·ca·di·an (sər-kā'dē-ən, -kăd'ē-, sûr'kə-dī'ən, -dē'-) pronunciation
adj. Biology
Relating to or exhibiting approximately 24-hour periodicity.

[Latin circā, around; see circa + Latin diēs, day.]
circadianly cir·ca'di·an·ly adv.


cir·ca (sûr') pronunciation
prep. (Abbr. c. or ca)
In approximately; about: born circa 1900.

[Latin circā, from circum, around (probably on the model of adverbs like intrā, within), from circus, circle. See circle.]

Spotlight:

Why do some of us have a harder time adjusting to jet lag or daylight savings time than others? What about disruptions in sleep schedules? Our circadian (or biological) clock controls our bodies' sleep and wakefulness pattern, and that clock is regulated by DNA. On this date in 1994, an article was published in Science magazine announcing the discovery of a gene in mice which controls circadian rhythm; this was the first discovery of such a gene in mammals. Researchers continue to seek treatments for people who have trouble adjusting their biological clock.


Quote:
"His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours."Arthur Baer




2012年7月22日 星期日

far from, schnapps-heavy, booming cockney


He would never push his luck on mountains, though he himself was never tired, leaping up from a schnapps-heavy evening to pull on his head-torch for a 1am start, and in booming cockney (“Are you climbing, or what?”) encouraging laggards onwards and upwards.

BP Spill Saga Far From Over

The $7.8 billion oil spill settlement between BP and residents and businesses along the Gulf of Mexico clears the way for what may become a far more expensive battle between the oil giant and the U.S. government.


Inside Europe | 19.12.2009 | 22:05

Last call for German schnaps?

One of the preferred methods of washing down a belly full of food in Germany is a small glass of schnapps.

Farmers in south-west Germany have a long and rich tradition of making schnapps from fruit grown in their orchards. However, many of these small-scale fruit growers can only survive thanks to a government subsidy for agricultural alcohol - a subsidy the EU has ruled is illegal and has to be phased out. Germany has decided to fight the ruling, arguing that the end of subsidies will not only spell the end for one the country's cultural practices, it will also further endanger traditional orchards tended by the farmers.
Report: Kate Hairsine, Karlsruhe

schnapps (shnäps, shnăps) pronunciation n., pl., schnapps.
Any of various strong dry liquors, such as a strong Dutch gin.

[German Schnaps, mouthful, schnapps, from Low German snaps, from snappen, to snap, from Middle Low German, to snap at.]


  • 発音記号[ʃnɑ'ːps]
[名][U][C]シュナップス:アルコール分の強い辛口の蒸留酒.
 
 
 
 

booming[boom・ing]

  • 発音記号[búːmiŋ]
[形]
1 ブーンと鳴る[響く], 轟々(ごうごう)たる
a booming voice
よく響く音.
2 にわか景気の;〈都市などが〉急速に発展する.
boom・ing・ly
[副]
 

cockney[cock・ney]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[kɑ'kni | kɔ'k-]
[名]((時にC-))
1 ロンドンのEast End地区はえぬきの人, ロンドン子. ▼言葉に独特のなまりがあり, 伝統的にはBow Bellsの聞こえる所で生まれ育った人.
2 [U]ロンドンなまり[方言].
━━[形]((時にC-))ロンドン子[なまり, 方言]の.
[中英語cokeney (cok雄鶏+ey卵=雄鶏の卵→奇形の卵→愚かな人)]
cock・ney・ish
[形]
 

cochlear implant abutment

Imagining a World of Total Connectedness, and Its Consequences

In “World Wide Mind,” Michael Chorost borrows from his own experience with a cochlear implant.



Placing Implant Abutments

cochlea
(kŏk'lē-ə, kō'klē-ə) pronunciation
n., pl., -le·ae (-lē-ē', -lē-ī'), also -le·as.
A spiral-shaped cavity of the inner ear that resembles a snail shell and contains nerve endings essential for hearing.
[名](複-le・ae 〔-liì〕, 〜s)《解剖学》(内耳の)蝸牛殻(かぎゅうかく).-le・ar[形]
[Latin, snail shell, from Greek kokhliās, snail, from kokhlos, land snail.]
cochlear coch'le·ar adj.
cochlear
Pertaining to or emanating from the cochlea.
  • c. duct — the coiled portion of the membranous labyrinth located inside the cochlea; contains endolymph.
  • c. nerve

cochleate
[形]かたつむり形の, らせん形の.

 implant

[動] 〔implǽnt | -plnt〕 (他)
1 〈思想・信条などを〉(人・心に)植えつける, 教え込む((in, into ...))
The government tried to implant loyalty in its citizens.
政府は国民に愛国心を植えつけようと試みた.
2 《医学》〈臓器・皮膚などを〉移植する, 〈人工臓器などを〉埋め込む.
3 …を(しっかり)植え[はめ]込む
Telephone poles are implanted in the ground.
電信柱は地面にしっかり埋め込まれている.
4 ((まれ))〈種子などを〉植える, まく.
━━(自)《生物》〈胚・卵が〉(子宮に)着床する.
━━[名] 〔
1
(1) 《医学》移植組織片.
(2) (がんなどの治療用に組織に差しいれる)挿入管.
2 《歯学》インプラント, 人工歯.
im・plant・er
[名]

abutment[a・but・ment]

  • 発音記号[əbʌ'tmənt]
[名]
1 《建築・土木》(アーチを支える)迫台(せりだい);橋台;(アーチダムの)側壁, 取り付け部, (石積みの)合口(あいくち), 合端(あいば).
2 《歯学》橋脚歯, アバットメント:義歯の支え.
3 接合[接触]部;[U]隣接.