2016年6月8日 星期三

plush, posh, cuddly, millinery, mohair, social consciousness, uncuddly, milliner

Business-class passengers are how airlines make their money. They must be wooed by ever-fancier seats, posh food and plush lounges.

“It had always seemed to him a very plush kind of problem, a privilege, really, to consider whether life was meaningful or not.” 
Hanya YanagiharaA Little Life

The Cyberspace Administration of China isn’t as cuddly an organization...

If so, it was not about that. Sihanouk—as he always called himself, in the third person—was shocked that the French, Cambodia’s colonial rulers, had chosen him as king. He was disturbed, too, that they expected him to be a figurehead like his father, pliant and cuddly, a little lamb. True, he stayed giggly all his life, with a penchant for making films, playing saxophone, fast cars and pretty women. Elvis might have played him, he thought. When excited, betraying his French education, he would cry “Ooh la la!” in his high child’s voice. But underneath he was a tiger.


Children's Books

If You Give a Bug a Hug

Three books highlight the charms of the uncuddly set
In Milan, Plush Reality
This year’s International Furniture Fair was marked by the contradictory pursuits of social consciousness and unrestrained luxury.

China and Taiwan

Ever cuddlier

Varied Decorating Tactics in Unsure Times

Billed as a tribute to the minimalist Albert Hadley, this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House features ghostly chairs, vodka and purple mohair.

Cisco cuddles all clouds but one
Register - London,England,UK
This is more like Google App Engine, Windows Azure, and certain parts of Amazon Web Services, and in Cisco's case, the application framework is WebEx ...

The King and I: Charming pictures emerge of three-year-old Elizabeth cuddling up to her stuttering father George VI

By Daily Mail Reporter

The child Queen cuddles her father King George VI - the ruler who famously fixed his stutter to deliver public addresses.
Elizabeth, now 84, is just three years old in the charming family portrait taken in 1929.
Her father Albert, 33 at the time, struggled to speak to large audiences and turned to a speech therapist regarded as a 'quack' to cure his problem in a story told in the King's Speech starring Colin Firth.
Child Queen: Elizabeth with her father who went on to become King George VI in a photo taken in July 1929

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360124/The-Kings-Speech-Toddler-Queen-Elizabeth-cuddles-stuttering-father-George-VI.html#ixzz1sRpODz2O

verb [I or T]
to put your arms around someone and hold them in a loving way, or (of two people) to hold each other close for affection or comfort:
She cuddled the baby and eventually it stopped crying.
They sat in the back row of the cinema kissing and cuddling.

cuddlenoun [C]
Come here and give me a cuddle.

adjective APPROVING
liking to cuddle, or making you want to cuddle:

cuddlyLine breaks: cud¦dly
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌdli /

Definition of cuddly in English:

ADJECTIVE (cuddliercuddliest)

1Endearing and pleasant to cuddle, especially as aresult of being soft or plump:she was short and cuddly
1.1British Denoting a toy, especially a model of ananimal, that is padded or spongy and covered in soft fabric:a cuddly toy




1 =cuddlesome.
2 〈ぬいぐるみが〉やわらかい.


発音記号[kʌ'dlsəm] [形]抱き締めたい.

Plush Insect Toys Recalled by Dollar Tree Stores Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Cuddly Cousins Plush Insect Toys
Units: About 300,000
Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.
Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.
Hazard: The recalled plush insect toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled plush insect toys come in six designs: Lady Bug, Bumble Bee, Caterpillar, Snail and two Butterflies. The toys measure nine inches to 10 ½ inches in length. The lady bug is black with six legs, a red back with four black dots and orange eyelids. The bumble bee is black and yellow with six legs, sheer white wings and red eyelids. The caterpillar has four sections that are yellow, pink, green and orange with seven legs connected on each side and purple eyelids. The snail is yellow with dark pink eyelids and a two tone brown shell. One butterfly is blue and yellow with sheer purple wings with four orange dots and light pink eyelids. The second butterfly is a two tone pink with blue eyelids and sheer green wings with four yellow dots. The product number is 903995 and UPC is 6 39277 03995 8 with a date code of 71.
Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only One $1, and Deal$ stores nationwide from March 2007 through December 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled plush insect toys from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dollartree.com


Cat and mouse plush toys
Cat and mouse plush toys
Plush (from French peluche) is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a cotton backing is used for plush, the distinction from velvet being found in the longer and less dense pile of plush. The material is largely used for upholstery and furniture purposes, and is also much employed in dress and millinery.
Modern plush is commonly manufactured from synthetic fibres such as polyester. Small stuffed animals made from plush fabric, such as teddy bears, are known as plushies. The French term for "teddy bear" is ours en peluche[1]. Large volume production of plush products occurred in California starting in the 1980s with companies such as Applause and Dakin.
Plush has lately been given a new lease of life as one of the main materials out which art toys or urban vinyl are made. For example, Friends With You have released plush art toys.


Line breaks: mill|iner
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪnə/

Definition of milliner in English:


A person who makes or sells women’s hats:Alison got a local milliner to make her a stunninghat


late Middle English (originally in the sense 'native of Milan', later 'a vendor of fancy goods from Milan'): from Milan -er1.

Line breaks: mill|in¦ery
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlɪnəri /

NOUN (plural millineries)

1.1The trade or business of a milliner:she is contemplating a new career in millinery



A rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or a combination of these, with a long, soft nap:[AS MODIFIER]: plush upholstery


Richly luxurious and expensive:a plush Mayfair flat
1 フラシ天の.
2 ((略式))豪奢(ごうしゃ)な, ぜいたくな.

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Pronunciation: /pɒʃ/ 



1Elegant or stylishly luxurious:a posh hotelI’ll have to look posh
1.1British Typical of or belonging to the upper class:she had a posh accent


  1. ^ L'ours en peluche (French)
Hazard: The plush frog masks lack proper ventilation. When secured in place across a child’s face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child.

  1. The long silky hair of the Angora goat.
  2. Fabric made with yarn from this hair.
[Alteration (influenced by HAIR) of obsolete Italian mocaiaro, from Arabic muhayyar, choice, select, mohair, passive participle of hayyara, to prefer.]

(noun) Someone who makes and sells hats.
Synonyms:hatter, modiste
Usage:The milliner is making me a special pillbox hat with a detachable veil to wear on my wedding day.