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Attention, powder hounds. It’s still possible to find a deal at a wide range of ski areas this winter, even at some of the most popular resorts.
The North Face Denali Jacket is the most popular jacket from The North Face and perhaps the most popular in the world. The prices range from $89 to $165, and come in different forms, such as a Thermal version and a vest.
rucksack Show phonetics
noun [C] (US USUALLY backpack)
a large bag used to carry things on your back, used especially by walkers and climbers:
It's a frame rucksack with a belt and padded shoulder straps.
backpack Show phonetics
The Histories by Herodotus. Sounds esoteric and off-the-wall and maybe a bit elitist, but I recently went on a trip with very limited packing space and this was the one book I could wedge into my backpack. It kept me riveted and oddly amused for a whole week. Herodotus describes the wars fought by the Greeks against the Persians with great good humor and compassion. It's almost like reading a gossip column. Give it a try -- you'll be shocked at how laugh-out-loud funny it is in places.
to travel or camp while carrying your clothes and other things that you need in a backpack:
We backpacked around Thailand.
a person who travels with a backpack
to go backpacking
a backpacking trip/holiday
━━ n., v. バックパック［リュックサック］（を背負って旅行する）, バックパックに入れる.chaff
the outer layer which is separated from grains such as wheat before they are used as food, or dried grass and stems when used to feed cattleseparate the wheat from the chaff
to separate things or people that are of high quality or ability from those that are not:
The first round of interviews really separates the wheat from the chaff.
Ms. Uhry, the consultant, said it was almost impossible to overstate the importance of the essay.
"The first way of separating the wheat from the chaff is to get rid of those essays in which the parents couldn't be bothered enough to write a decent essay or take this whole process seriously," she said. "It is your calling card. It is your entree."
I am committed to my mission of helping organizations implement sound quality management principles to information. This month I describe W. Edwards Deming's 14 Points of Management Transformation and how they apply to information quality (IQ) to help you sort the "wheat from the chaff."
unhulled rice; husks; 《籾がら》chaff.
hound (CHASE) Show phonetics
to chase someone or refuse to leave them alone, especially because you want to get something from them; harass:
The reporters wouldn't stop hounding her.
- A domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice.
- A dog.
- A contemptible person; a scoundrel.
- One who eagerly pursues something: a gossip hound.
- A devotee or an enthusiast: a coffee hound.
- To pursue relentlessly and tenaciously. See synonyms at harass.
- To urge insistently; nag: hounded me until I agreed to cut my hair.
[Middle English, from Old English hund.]
━━ n. 粉, 粉末; 粉おしろい; 料理用の粉; 散薬; 火薬; 粉雪 （powder snow）.