2017年5月12日 星期五

nonsensical, mesosphere, stratospheric, apex, panjandrum, greenly, air-tight, pressurized cabin,connectivity


The problem with Marx is not that his analysis is nonsensical, but that his solution was far worse than the disease




Trump's idea to buy back government bonds would be a terrible swap and seems completely nonsensical
The Republican nominee would like to buy government bonds back at a…
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As Tesla prepares to release the Model X, critics say the electric car manufacturer has not evolved quickly enough from tech start-up to carmaker.


Image by ReutersGoogle tests Internet connectivity via balloons in the stratosphere


panjandrum (pan-JAN-druhm)

noun: An important or self-important person.

Etymology
The word is said to have been coined by dramatist and actor Samuel Foote (1720-1777) as part of a nonsensical passage to test the memory of his fellow actor Charles Macklin who claimed to be able to repeat anything after hearing it once. Earliest documented use: 1825, in the novel "Harry and Lucy Concluded" in which the author Maria Edgeworth attributes the word to Foote.

Usage
"Another man coming to hear Fry was Graham Turner, the owner, chairman, former manager and grand panjandrum of Hereford United." — Brian Viner; Unexpected Frictions Follow Ferguson's Fall; The Independent (London, UK); Nov 14, 2009.



Spotlight:
Toward the Stratosphere
Toward the Stratosphere
How high up is the stratosphere? The stratosphere — the region of the earth's atmosphere that is above the troposhere, but below the mesosphere — is about ten to thirty miles (16 to 50 kilometers) above the planet's surface. The air there is thin and dry, cold and clear. The ozone layer, which serves to filter the sun's ultraviolet rays, is located in the stratosphere. On May 27, 1931, Paul Kipfer and Auguste Piccard became the first humans to reach the stratosphere, when the balloon in which they were flying reached a height of almost 10 miles into the sky. The two explorers rode in an air-tight, pressurized cabin, and were able to measure cosmic rays. Today, airplanes usually cruise in the lower reaches of the stratosphere, at an altitude of some 29,000-39,000 feet (nine-twelve kilometers).
Quote:
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes." e. e. cummings





German Expert Discounts Risk From Old Soviet Satellite

It's a leftover relic from a time when two powerful nations raced one
another into the stratosphere: a nuclear powered Soviet satellite. It’s
breaking up in space, though experts are confident it poses no risk.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew03c0I44va89pI5



這兩高氣層都可以用來比喻經營者的高處不勝寒。
strat•o•sphere (străt'ə-sfîr')(平流層,同溫層)
n.
1. The region of the atmosphere above the troposphere (對流層)and below the mesosphere.
An extremely high or the highest point or degree on a ranked scale: business expenses in the stratosphere.
[French stratosphère : Latin strātus, a spreading out; see stratus + -sphère, sphere (from Old French espere; see sphere).]


更高層的大氣為mesosphere(中氣層),臭氧層處、空氣稀薄、慧星多在該層焚化。

At his apex, Mr. Black and his wife, Barbara Amiel, shuttled in a company Gulfstream among grand homes in London; New York; and Palm Beach, Fla. Where high society was concerned, Mr. and Mrs. Black appeared to live in the mesosphere, the place above the stratosphere where the air is thin and meteors burn up.

在他們夫婦事業戥巔峰(apex),他們搭乘自用飛機(Gulfstream 公司品牌)遊走於世界各處豪宅…..



green
[形]
1
(1) 緑(色)の, 草色の
green jade
緑のヒスイ.
(2) 緑の葉[草木]でおおわれた, 青々とした;〈季節が〉新緑の;〈冬が〉雪のない.
2 青物野菜を用いた;〈まぐさが〉青草の
green salad
野菜サラダ
green vegetables
青菜, 青物野菜.
3
(1) 〈果物などが〉未熟の, 青い;〈食物が〉調理していない, 生の, 未加工の.
(2) 〈木材が〉乾燥していない;〈皮が〉なめしてない;〈れんがなどが〉焼いてない
green timber [wood]
(未乾燥の)生材.
4 ((略式))〈人が〉未経験の, 未熟な, 青二才の, うぶな((in, at ...));まぬけな, だまされやすい;〈馬が〉まだ馴らされていない
a green sailor
未熟な船員
He is still green at the job.
彼はその仕事にはまだ経験が浅い.
5 最新[最近]の;最近来たばかりの;〈記憶などが〉生々しい, 新しい
a memory yet green
生々しい記憶.
6 ((略式))(病気・恐怖などで)青ざめた;(船酔いなどで)気分が悪い;(嫉妬(しっと)などで)青ざめた, 嫉妬深い((with ...))
a green eye
嫉妬の目つき
be green with envy
ひどくうらやんでいる.
7 活気のある, 元気な;若々しい
an aged man still green in spirit
気持ちはまだ若々しい老人.
8 〈計画などが〉ゴーサインの出た;〈装置などが〉作動準備完了の.
9 ((時にG-))環境保護(団体)の;環境にやさしい.
(as) green as grass
世間知らずで, 無知の.
Color me green.
うらやましい.
turn green
(1) 急に気持ち悪くなる.
(2) (あることが)とてもいやになる.
━━[名]
1 [U][C]緑色, 草色
the first green of spring
春の新緑.
2 [U]緑色の絵の具[塗料, 染料];[C]緑色の服[布].
3 青信号.
4
(1) 草地, 草原, 緑地, 芝生.
(2) (ローンボウリング用の)グリーン.
(3) 《ゴルフ》(パッティング)グリーン
green in regulation
パーオン率
5 (弓術の)射的場.
6 (町・村の)芝の生えた共有地.
7 ((〜s))
(1) ((米))装飾用の緑葉[緑枝];緑葉冠.
(2) ((略式))青野菜.
(3) (米陸軍の)青緑色の軍服.
(4) ((米))手術着.
8 [U]青春, 若々しい元気;((略式))未熟, うぶ
Do you see any green in my eye?
おれがそんな手に乗る青二才と思うか.
9 ((the Greens))(ドイツ・英国などの)緑の党;アイルランド国民党.
10 環境保護運動.
11 [U]((俗))金, (特に)紙幣;質の悪いマリファナ;((〜s))性交.
━━[動](他)
1 …を緑色にする[染める, 塗る], 緑化する.
2 〈地域を〉植樹で緑化する.
3 …に環境問題への関心をもたせる.
4 ((俗))…をだます, かつぐ, ごまかす.
━━(自)緑色になる, 緑化する, 青々となる.
[古英語grēne. 原義は「成長する」であったが, 成長する草の色から「緑」の意となった. △GRASS, GROW
green・ly
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nonsensical

Line breaks: non¦sens|ical
Pronunciation: /nɒnˈsɛnsɪk(ə)l /




ADJECTIVE

  • 1Having no meaning; making no sense:a nonsensical argumenthe dismissed the claim as nonsensical

  • 2Ridiculously impractical or ill-advised:a tax that everyone recognizes was nonsensical
    Derivatives
nonsensicality

Pronunciation: /nɒnˌsɛnsɪˈkalɪti/
NOUN


nonsensically


Pronunciation: /-ˈsɛnsɪk(ə)li/
ADVERB

nonsensical
音節
non • sen • si • cal
発音
nɑnsénsikəl | nɔn-
[形]ばかげた, 無意味な
a nonsensical question
無意味な質問.
non・sen・si・cal・ly
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