2016年8月15日 星期一

rigger, rattle, sabres, sabre-rattling


SOCK BABY RATTLE... ADORABLE!
These "giant" adorable baby rattles came from a shop called... The Baby Gardner... which appears to no longer exist. If anyone knows otherwise please let us know! [Aside... when 4 year old Little Guy came for a visit last week he constantly substituted "giant" for "very". What can I say... I'm "giant" susceptible to these kind of things!]
It appears to be made from wee baby socks which are embellished with a few appliques and embroidery. Easy enough to figure out I dare say. I'm thinking the face is the heel of the sock and the bottom would be the sock opening. I'm guessing the hats were made from another pair of socks.
So, if you are looking for a cute and easy gift to make for a wee one, hope this gives you a bit of inspiration.
Photo from thebabygardener.com which is no longer active









Parachute riggers for the United States Army prepared water to be airdropped over Iraq.CreditShawn Nickel/United States Air Force, via European Pressphoto Agency





披頭的領袖藍儂也有王爾德的繡口。1963年末,四披頭參加御前的慈善綜藝表演,在演唱〈扭又叫〉一曲之前,藍儂上台對著麥克風說:「最後的一曲要請大 家幫忙。廉價座位的聽眾請鼓掌好嗎?其他的人不妨搖響你們的珠寶。」(Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.)當時皇太后與瑪格麗特公主也在場,引起哄堂大笑。

Iran test-fired nine missiles yesterday, including at least one capable of striking Israel. "Our hands are always on the trigger and our missiles are ready for launch," a top Iranian military leader said. U.S. officials tried to downplay the move, saying it demonstrates that Iran's missiles pose a real threat but essentially dismissing the tests as simple saber-rattling.

Russia and Georgia rattle sabres

Tension grows over the breakaway region of Abkhazia



rigger1

Line breaks: rig¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪgə /


NOUN

1[IN COMBINATION] A ship rigged in a particular way:a square-rigger
2A person who rigs or attends to the rigging of a sailing ship, aircraft, or parachute:there was a vacancy for a rigger in No 70 Squadron
2.1A person who erects and maintains scaffolding, cranes, etc.I rely upon labourers, riggers, and construction workers
2.2A person who works on or helps construct an oil rig:small townships afloat with huge crews made up of separate groups such as divers and riggers
3(also rigger brush) An artist’s long-haired sable brush.
4An outrigger carrying a rowlock on a racing rowing boat.



sabre-rattling British, American & Australian, American saber-rattling

threatening behaviour which is intended to frighten someone

After months of sabre-rattling, the two sides have agreed to a peaceful resolution of their differences.

rattle 
verb [I or T]
to (cause to) make a noise like a series of knocks:
The explosion rattled the cups on the table.
The dying man's voice rattled in his throat.
[+ adverb or preposition] The car rattled over the cobblestones.
My car engine is making a strange rattling noise.

 rattle

A thing used to make a rattling sound, in particular:
2.1A baby’s toy consisting of a container filled with small pellets, which makes a noise when shaken.
2.2British A wooden device that makes a loud noise when whirled around, formerly used by spectators at football matches.

2.3The set of horny rings at the end of a rattlesnake’s tail, shaken as a warning.

sabre MAINLY UK, US USUALLY saber
noun [C]
1 a heavy sword with a wide, usually curved blade, used in the past by soldiers on horses

2 a light pointed sword with one sharp edge used in the sport of fencing

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