2015年11月18日 星期三

ricochet, clandestine, roly-poly, jet-setting

The mark of the last doping dark age in athletics can still be seen today, in the form of world records set decades ago that remain unbroken despite progress in training, nutrition and technology.

Were the clandestine means shown to be used by Russia’s athletics federation in use elsewhere?
ON.FT.COM


Worms like Conficker not only ricochet around the Internet at lightning speed, they harness infected computers into unified systems called botnets, which can then accept programming instructions from their clandestine masters.


Damaging coup rumours ricochet across China

Damaging rumours of a coup are an obsession in China, even though there is zero concrete evidence.

From Midwest to M.T.A., Pain From Global Gamble
By CHARLES DUHIGG and CARTER DOUGHERTY
Wisconsin schools and New York subways are among the players in a financial fiasco that has ricocheted globally.

David A. Caputo, the president of Pace University, has ricocheted from one crisis to another.

"ricochet words" in which the repeated element is modified: chit-chat, roly-poly, shilly-shally.




By GISELA WILLIAMS The port town has become a clandestine getaway for jet-setters who hide behind the thick carved doors of their exotic holiday homes, lounging on electric-blue roof terraces.


Wall Street’s Socialist Jet-Setters


Clandestine Operations at Google
Slashdot - USA
eldavojohn writes "The San Francisco Chronicle is running an interesting story about Google's involvement with the CIA, NSA, NOAA and several other agencies ...



the jet set noun [S]
rich fashionable people who travel around the world enjoying themselves

jet-set
verb [I]
She spends the summer jet-setting around the fashionable European resorts.

jet-setter
noun [C] INFORMAL
a member of the jet set

jet-setting
adjective [before noun]
a jet-setting millionaire

clandestine
adjective FORMAL
planned or done in secret, especially describing something that is not officially allowed:
The group held weekly clandestine meetings in a church.
He has been having a clandestine affair with his secretary for three years.
She undertook several clandestine operations for the CIA.


roly-poly

Short and plump.
Synonyms:pudgy, tubby, dumpy
Usage:He went about in fear and trembling of the fat roly-poly puppy who was unafraid of his snarl.

ric・o・chet


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━━ v. (~ed , ric・o・chet・ted ), n. 跳ねて[水を切って]飛ぶ(こと); 跳弾(する), はね飛ぶ ((off)).

ricochet

(rĭk'ə-shā', rĭk'ə-shā') pronunciation intr.v., -cheted (-shād'), -chet·ing (-shā'ĭng), -chets (-shāz').
To rebound at least once from a surface.
n.
The act or an instance of ricocheting.
[French, from Old French, give-and-take.]


ricochet 
verb [I]
If a ball or bullet ricochets, it hits a surface and bounces away from it at an angle:
The ball ricocheted off the goalkeeper and into the net.

ricochet 
noun [C]
He was hit by a ricochet from a stray bullet.

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