One woman recounted being raped while handcuffed to a hospital bed. Another told reporters, "I kept begging, 'Sir, don't make me do this.'"http://cnn.it/1NgUZeD
"All I could see was my life flashing before my eyes and the holster on his right side."
And peel an eye for the revealing detail. I unloaded a heap of what I thought was insightful historical stuff on Stewart Alsop, the all-time best columnist, and he winnowed out one item to mark a turning point: when Richard Nixon stopped putting a towel on the silk ottoman in front of the chair before putting his feet up. That was the day the President first felt comfortable in the Oval Office.
keep one's eyes open
Also, keep one's eyes peeled or skinned. Be watchful and observant. For example, We should keep our eyes open for a change in the wind's direction, or Keep your eyes peeled for the teacher.
The first phrase dates from the late 1800s; the second and third, both colloquial and alluding to the lids not covering the eyes, date from the mid-1800s and 1830s, respectively.
IN BRIEF: An upholstered footstool.
He sat perched on the ottoman wringing his hands.
WordNet: ottomanNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The noun has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: thick cushion used as a seat
Synonyms: pouf, pouffe, hassock
Meaning #2: a low stool to rest the feet of a seated person
Synonyms: footstool, footrest
adj. - 土耳其的, 土耳其民族的, 土耳其人的
n. - 土耳其人, 一種絲織品, 絨腳墊
n. - 土耳其人, 軟墊椅子
adj. - トルコの, トルコ人の
n. - トルコ人, ソファー, 足載せ台
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love seat (兩人)
sofa（「約」三人）-Dco Foot Stool, Armchair, and Love Seat (2-Seater Sofa) - $356.25 -Oba說：「有關張教授問起的Sofa的問題，昨天我就說過法文裡
so·fa (sō 'fə)
A long up━━ n. ソファー, 長いす.
sofa bed ソファーベッド. holstered seat typically with a back and arms.
[Turkish, from Arabic ṣuffa, carpet, divan, from Aramaic ṣippā, absolute form of ṣippə tā, mat.]
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The noun sofa has one meaning:
Meaning #1: an upholstered seat for more than one person
Synonyms: couch, lounge
But all is not lost. Bovril, a traditional hot beef drink served to men in sheds, is back, now the European Union has lifted its ban on Britain's beef products. Tea-time has never been more popular—London hotels are booked up for months in advance. Although the music show "Top of the Pops" has disappeared from the BBC's schedule, Auntie has graciously brought back "Dr Who"—and a new generation can enjoy the deliciously spine-chilling experience of hiding behind the sofa whenever the Daleks appear.
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（2～3人掛けの）ソファ：couch / sofa / settee など
Your sofa is stained, dingy, and saggy in the middle.
2人掛けのソファ、ラブソファ： loveseat / love seat
The loveseat is too small for either of us to sleep on.
肘掛け椅子、アームチェア：armchair / easy chair
Don't you think this armchair is getting wobbly?