2016年4月12日 星期二

raspy, rumble, rumblings, BASE jump, deep-fry, skydiving,

On his 100th birthday, Verdun Hayes asked if he could go skydiving...
Watch his amazing, record-breaking jump in full: http://bbc.in/1XrvECz

Richard Strauss's place in popular culture comes down to one rumbling giant of a fanfare: the 22-bar opening of his "Also Sprach Zarathustra."
This 1896 orchestral work, inspired by Nietzsche's philosophical novel of...

China boosted its military spending by more than 12 percent last year.
Experts used to say Beijing would never resort to military action over disputed waters. This time may be different
Bloomberg Businessweek|由 Joshua Kurlantzick 上傳

Netflix Moves Into Pay-TV Big League
Netflix, in signing a movie-rights deal with Disney, signaled that it is ready to rumble with traditional pay-TV channels such as HBO and Showtime.

As Life Spins On, the Midway Beckons

State fairs still rumble to life each year, celebrating half-forgotten American traditions and deep-fried everything.

tr.v., -fried, -fry·ing, -fries.
To fry by immersing in a deep utensil of fat or oil: deep-fry doughnuts; deep-fried the chicken wings.

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The movie draws its title from ring announcer Michael Buffer's catchphrase, "Let's get ready to rumble!" The movie was talent licensed by World Championship ...

SO MANY things work properly in Gujarat that it hardly feels like India. In a factory packed with kit from Germany and China, slabs of rubber and bags of carbon black are turned into tyres. After being X-rayed for imperfections, they will be distributed across India or sent for export within three days. Sandeep Bhatia, a manager for CEAT, the firm that owns the project, says it took only 24 months to complete, including the normally fraught process of buying land. There is constant electricity, gas and abundant water. The state government, he says, kept red tape to a minimum, did not ask for bribes, and does not interfere much now.

Engineers have tried repeatedly since the accident last August to recover the device, which appears to have gotten stuck. They will make another attempt as early as next week.
But critics warn that the recovery process is fraught with dangers because the plant uses large quantities of liquid sodium, a highly flammable substance, to cool the nuclear fuel.

Who was the winner of the Rumble in the Jungle? Thirty-five years ago today, promoter Don King brought together in Kinshasa two of the era's greatest boxers for the Rumble in the JungleMuhammad Ali and George Foreman. Foreman was younger and had just beaten Joe Frazier and Ken Norton, the two only men at the time to have defeated Ali, making Foreman the favorite in this battle. Ali had lost his heavyweight title to Frazier a few years earlier, and was fighting his way back to the top. In the eighth round of a 15-round bout, using his wits as well as his fists, Ali knocked out Foreman and regained his heavyweight title. The robe and gloves Ali wore in the fight are now part of the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Would you jump off a bridge just because everyone else was doing it? Maybe, if it was a BASE jump. BASE is an acronym for buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs). In the extreme sport of BASE jumping, participants leap — with a parachute — from heights of up to about 1,000 ft/305 m. It's like skydiving, but without the plane. The sport is fraught with perils.

Capitalist for the Common Man
The scene was a low-rent Manhattan auditorium, circa 1978. A young Congressman from Buffalo with a raspy voice was debating a liberal from central casting about the necessity of tax-cutting to stimulate growth.

North Korea assembling longest-range missile-paper
Reuters - USA
If fired successfully, it will likely go over Japan, experts said. Market players expect sentiment to be dampened by any test but the recent rumblings have ...

Skies Silent Over Gaza, but the Wait to Hear the Rumble of Rebuilding Lingers
In Gaza, even cement is political, and plans for reconstruction are caught in a web of fraught relationships that could take months to untangle.

He rumbled in that deep, raspy voice.


v., -bled, -bling, -bles. v.intr.
  1. To make a deep, long, rolling sound.
  2. To move or proceed with a deep, long, rolling sound.
  3. Slang. To engage in a gang fight.
  1. To utter with a deep, long, rolling sound.
  2. To polish or mix (metal parts) in a tumbling box.
  1. A deep, long, rolling sound.
  2. A tumbling box.
  3. A luggage compartment or servant's seat in the rear of a carriage.
  4. Slang.
    1. Pervasive, widespread expression of unrest or dissatisfaction.
    2. A gang fight.
[Middle English romblen, perhaps from Middle Dutch rommelen or from Middle Low German rummeln.]
rumbler rum'bler n.
rumblingly rum'bling·ly adv.
rumbly rum'bly adj.

rumble (SOUND)
verb [I]
to make a continuous low sound:
Please excuse my stomach rumbling - I haven't eaten all day.
The tanks rumbled (= moved slowly, making a continuous noise) across the battlefield.

noun [C]
We could hear the rumble of distant guns/thunder.

plural noun
rumblings of distant guns/thunder

rumbling Show phonetics
noun [C usually plural]
a sign of dissatisfaction:
There are rumblings of annoyance throughout the workforce.


━━ n., v. ごろごろ, がらがら(と鳴る,とどろく[かせる]); (車が)がらがらと行く; がらがら声で言う ((out)); 〔米〕 (自動車後部の)無蓋折りたたみ座席 (rumble seat); 馬車の後部の従者席[荷物席]; 〔米俗〕 決闘, けんか.
rumble strip 運転者に減速を促すために作られた道路の凸凹区間.
rumble-tumble がたがた車; ひどい揺れ.
rum・bling ━━ n. ごろごろ[がらがら](と鳴る音); 不平, 不満; (pl.) うわさ.

rasp (SOUND)
noun [S]
a rough unpleasant noise, like metal being rubbed against metal:
There was the rasp of a bolt and the door suddenly opened.

verb [I or T]
to make a rough unpleasant sound, especially while breathing or speaking:
I heard his breath rasping in his chest.
The gunman rasped (out) an urgent order (= gave it in an unpleasant-sounding voice) to the other members of the gang.

A raspy voice sounds unpleasantly rough.fraught
  1. Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
  2. Marked by or causing distress; emotional: “an account of a fraught mother-daughter relationship” (Francesca Simon).
n. Scots.
Freight; cargo.
[Middle English, past participle of fraughten, to load, from fraght, cargo. See freight, and from Middle Dutch vrachten, to load (from vracht, freight).]