2016年12月8日 星期四

pitch (MOVE) , buildup, stuff (SUBSTANCE), pitched in


Plenty of villagers pitched in - the icing alone took 387 hours!
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Ice buildup reported on crashed US plane

Investigators in the US say an ice buildup may have contributed to the crash of a Continental Airlines plane near the city of Buffalo that killed 50 people on Friday. Authorities said the crew noticed significant ice build-up on the wings and windshield just before the plane began pitching violently. However, officials stressed that the investigation remained open. All 49 people on board the flight were killed, as well as one person on the ground, when the turbo-prop aircraft came down in a suburban area.
美國大陸航空公司通勤客機十二日在紐約州水牛城機場附近墜毀後,調查人員發現機組員在墜機前曾注意到機翼與擋風玻璃上有大量積冰,很可能就是造成墜機的主因。
據 美國國家運輸安全委員會(NTSB)發言人奇蘭德十三日下午在記者會上表示,在分析飛航紀錄資料與聆聽駕駛艙對話後發現,機組員在飛機距地面高度約三千三 百多公尺,準備開始降落時,曾討論擋風玻璃與機翼前緣有大量積冰。而根據飛航紀錄器的紀錄顯示,失事飛機的除冰裝置是保持在「啟動」狀態,但無法確定除冰 功能是否正常運作。奇蘭德表示,在飛行結束前一分鐘,機組人員放下起落架,二十秒後放下襟翼開始減速,但機身接著開始前後左右劇烈晃動,機組員又設法收起 起落架,飛航紀錄到此隨即中斷,機長根本沒發出求救訊號。
奇蘭德指出,積冰量如果太多,的確會造成航空動力障礙,因為積冰太厚會改變機翼的形狀,導致飛機必須改變飛行速度。不過奇蘭德不願認定積冰即為失事主因,強調目前調查人員不排除任何可能的原因。一般而言,相較於使用加熱機翼方式除冰的大型飛機,小飛機較容易發生積冰問題。


Even in recession, CES to have stuff worth seeing

By PETER SVENSSON
The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 7, 2009; 7:00 AM


-- The recession figures to tone down the flashiness of this week's International Consumer Electronics Show, but the lineup of innovative products likely will measure up to those of past years.


stuff (SUBSTANCE)
noun [U]
1 INFORMAL used to refer to a substance or a group of things or ideas, etc., often with a description of their general type or quality or saying who they belong to, without saying exactly what they are:
There's sticky stuff all over the chair.
We'll have to carry all our camping stuff.
Do you want help bringing your stuff (= possessions) in from the van?
All that stuff she has been saying about Lee is rubbish.

2 US In baseball, a pitcher's stuff is the quality and variety of their pitches (= throws to the player with the bat):
Avery had great stuff, total command of all three of his pitches.

3 LITERARY the stuff of sth something that a particular type of thing is made of or based on:
Her appetite for shopping became the stuff of legend.
See also stuff (NECESSARY).

 pitch in
to start to do something as part of agroupespecially something helpful:
If we all pitch in together, it shouldn't take too long.
[ + to infinitive ] When I bought this house, all my friends pitched in to help fix it up.
My brother pitched in with an offer of help.
After we had seen the video everyone startedpitching in with comments on its faults.


pitch (MOVE)
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition]
to move or be moved suddenly, especially by throwing:
She pitched the stone into the river.
He pitched the ball too short and the batsman hit it for six.
The ball pitched (= landed) short.
The bike hit a rut and I was pitched (forward) onto the road.
The ship pitched up and down/from side to side in the rough seas.

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Taiwan inaugurates missile ships amid buildup vow
AFP
SUAO, Taiwan — Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou inaugurated a squadron of missile boats Thursday as he pledged to continue the island's military buildup to offset the perceived military threat from China. The fleet of 10 locally manufactured missile ...
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