2016年4月12日 星期二

turntable, second childhood /life, glint

One year before his death at 94, Peter Drucker, with a glint in his eye, told me the only universal truism about leaders is that they all have followers. ..


🔊 "When the conversation turned to something important we turned the turntable on."

Crane Turntable’s 2nd Life Is an Issue in Collapse

In the spring of 2007, a bolt of lightning struck a crane at 46th Street and Eighth Avenue, damaging a crucial part — the turntable at the top. Over the weeks that followed, the turntable’s bearings began to grind, and the stress apparently caused a crack in the surrounding steel that grew so wide that a worker noticed daylight glinting through it, according to an engineering report for the crane’s owner.

second childhood noun [S]
when someone starts to behave like a child, especially because of mental weakness caused by old age:
Her grandfather's in his second childhood and talks nonsense most of the time.

glint
verb [I]
1 to produce small bright flashes of light reflected from a surface:
The stream glinted in the moonlight.
A large diamond glinted on her finger.

2 When someone's eyes glint, they look bright, expressing a lively emotion:
She smiled at him, her eyes glinting with mischief.

glint  [C usually singular]
when something glints:
the glint of a knife
There was a mischievous glint in his eye.



turntable 

Pronunciation: /ˈtəːnteɪb(ə)l/ 

NOUN

1circular revolving plate supporting a record as it is played.
1.1(turntables) A set of two or more record decks connected to sound mixing equipment, used by a DJ:the two DJs who preside over the turntables play all kinds of cool electronica
2circular revolving platform for turning a railway locomotive or other vehicle.

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