2016年10月25日 星期二

sheen, celeb, supple, wail, pancaked, scramble, endorse

China is very effectively gaining what I like to think of as a multilateral sheen for its effort to build closer economic relationships with other countries.

"The Road Was Lit With Moon And Star" by Emily Dickinson, who was born 185 years ago today in 1830.

The Road was lit with Moon and star -
The Trees were bright and still -
Descried I - by the distant Light
A Traveller on a Hill -
To magic Perpendiculars
Ascending, though Terrene -
Unknown his shimmering ultimate -
But he indorsed the sheen -

One hope is your uniform. As well as protecting your body from heat and flames, it needs to be light and supple enough to allow you to move freely in perilous situations, such as carrying someone out of a burning building or jumping away from falling debris. It also has a diplomatic role of encouraging people to trust you and your colleagues, to follow your safety advice and to allow you into their homes.

Jill Greenberg: What's in a Face?華盛頓郵報 Jill Greenberg: What's in a Face?

PHOTOS | Portrait photographer Jill Greenberg gives her subjects that glossy sheen with the help of special lighting and a touch of Photoshop. Known for her work with celebs and crying babies, Greenberg has also moved into the animal kingdom, photographing monkeys and capturing their humanlike features.

BEIJING — Mothers wailing over the bodies of their children. Emergency workers scrambling across pancaked buildings. And a grim-faced political leader comforting the stricken and reassuring an anguished nation.

1 [I or T] MAINLY DISAPPROVING to make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness:
The women gathered around the coffin and began to wail, as was the custom in the region.
[+ speech] "My finger hurts, " wailed the child.

2 [I] INFORMAL to complain loudly or strongly:
[+ that] Business people wailed that their trade would be ruined.

noun [C]
a wail of anguish
the wail of the police sirensscramble (MOVE QUICKLY)
1 [I usually + adverb or preposition] to move or climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands to help you:
She scrambled up the steep hillside and over the rocks.
He scrambled into his clothes (= put them on quickly) and raced to fetch a doctor.
As the burning plane landed, the terrified passengers scrambled for the door (= tried to reach the door quickly).

2 [I] to compete with other people for something there is very little of:
[+ to infinitive] People are scrambling to buy property before prices rise even further.

noun [S]
1 a climb which is difficult so that you have to use your hands to help you:
It was a real scramble to the top of the hillside.

2 an act of hurrying:
[+ to infinitive] As soon as the plane landed there was a mad/wild scramble to get out.

3 a hurried attempt to get something:
After the death of the dictator there was an unseemly scramble for power among the generals.

noun [C]
1 UK (MAINLY US crepea very thin flat round cake made from a mixture of flour, milk and egg, which is fried on both sides:
Do you want a sweet pancake or a savoury one?

2 US a sweet thick round cake made from flour, sugar, milk and eggs, which is cooked in a pan and eaten with maple syrup, usually for breakfast:
stack of pancakesv.-caked-cak·ing-cakesv.tr.
To cause (an aircraft) to make a pancake landing.
To make a pancake landing.

n. (名詞 noun)[C]
  1. 薄煎餅,薄烤餅
  2. 【空】(失速)平墜著陸,平降
  3. (用於化妝的)濕粉餅
vi. (不及物動詞 intransitive verb)
  1. (飛機)平墜著陸,平降
vt. (及物動詞 transitive verb)
  1. 使平墜著陸,使平降
  2. 飛行員將他那損壞的飛機平降在一片開闊地上。

a bright, smooth surface:
The conditioner gives the hair a beautiful soft sheen.

noun [C]
A number of celebs attended the party.

Mr. Galbraith, a revered lecturer for generations of Harvard students, nonetheless always commanded attention.
Robert Lekachman, a liberal economist who shared many of Mr. Galbraith's views on an affluent society that they both thought not generous enough to its poor or sufficiently attendant to its public needs, once described the quality of his discourse as "witty, supple, eloquent, and edged with that sheen of malice which the fallen sons of Adam always find attractive when it is directed at targets other than themselves."

verb: indorse
  1. 1.
    declare one's public approval or support of.
    "the report was endorsed by the college"
  2. 2.
    sign (a cheque or bill of exchange) on the back to make it payable to someone other than the stated payee or to accept responsibility for paying it.

suppple (CHANGEABLE)
adjective LITERARY
able to change quickly and successfully to suit different conditions:
She has shown that she has a supple mind.
We need a more supple monetary policy.
supple (BENDING)
bending or able to be bent easily; not stiff:
I'm not supple enough (= My body doesn't bend easily enough) to be able to touch the floor with my hands while I'm standing up.
The gloves were made of very supple leather.


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36 Hours in Boston

Beyond Boston's bricks and brownstones lies a city with a more modern sheen.

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Coast Guard Spots Sheen After Gulf Oil Platform Explodes
A shallow-water oil platform exploded off the Louisiana coast Thursday morning, possibly injuring one worker and generating conflicting reports about whether oil was released into the water.

Glistening brightness; luster: the sheen of old satin in candlelight.
Splendid attire.
A glossy surface given to textiles.
[From Middle English shene, beautiful, from Old English scīene.]