2015年12月13日 星期日

scallop, glint, commonplace, bake sale, prefabricated, ready-made

So in September, Ms. Miller got something called the Ideal Implant, which bills itself as “natural feel without silicone gel.” The implants, created by a Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert S. Hamas (pronounced HEY-mus), are made of saline. But instead of bouncing around and potentially scalloping or folding 褶皱折叠, as saline implants tend to, they are as soft as gel.


A Ready-Made Solution to the U.K. Housing Crunch?
LONDON — Many believe prefabricated buildings are an easy, less-expensive answer to residential needs.



 PARENTS HOLD BAKE SALES TO PAY TEACHERS
After years of cuts to public school budgets across the country, many districts are relying on parents to pay for classroom supplies, extracurricular activities and even teacher salaries. But some worry that uneven distribution of funds will widen disparities between schools and between districts. NPR’s Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation, talks with New York Times reporter Kyle Spencer and Susan Sweeney, executive director of California Consortium of Education Foundations.


But how do we judge what is consequential in history? To Ray Huang, in 1587 things were rather quiet at the eastern as well as the western end of the Old World. His unusual and thoughtful book is a portrait of China in that Year of the Pig, which he calls a ''year of no significance.'' But he means precisely to show us the significance of the insignificant. He takes the poet's or the novelist's joy in turning a commonplace detail to the angle at which it reveals its glint of meaning.


Across the river, the corrugated-iron roofs of a prefabricated barracks glint in the midday sun.



The photography is an exception: the Multiple Exposures Gallery is first-rate, displaying not merely beautiful pictures but inventive techniques as well. On a recent visit the gallery showcased landscapes, including an especially arresting wide-angle aerial shot of a field in Fujian after a storm. Crops glinted in the rising sun like rows of wet sapphires, the scalloped grey clouds echoing the terraced farming beneath.

glint

(glĭnt) pronunciation
n.
  1. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle: a glint of sunlight through the clouds.
  2. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace:a glint of suspicion on his face.
intr.v., glint·ed, glint·ing, glints.
  1. To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection: Her glasses glinted in the sunlight. See synonyms at flash.
  2. To be reflected in small flashes: The moon glinted on the lake.
[Middle English glent, of Scandinavian origin.]

[名]
1 きらっと[ちらっと]する光, 閃光(せんこう);きらめき.
2 輝き, 光沢.
3 つかの間の表れ;気味(trace).
4 (特別の感情を含む)目の光り.
━━[動](自)(他)
1 きらっと光る[光らせる], 反射する[させる].
2 〈目が〉(特別な感情を含んで)光る
His eyes glinted wildly.
彼の目は荒々しく光った.


 A bake sale is a fundraising activity where baked goods such as doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies, sometimes along with ethnic foods, are sold. Bake sales are usually held by small, non-profit organizations, such as clubs, school groups and charitable organizations.[1] Bake sales are often set up around an area of pedestrian traffic, such as outside a grocery store or at a busy intersection near a mall.



scallop
(skŏl'-) or es·cal·lop (ĭ-skŏl'-, ĭ-skăl'-)
n.
    1. Any of various free-swimming marine mollusks of the family Pectinidae, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern.
    2. The edible adductor muscle of this mollusk.
    3. A shell of this mollusk, or a dish in a similar shape, used for baking and serving seafood.
  1. One of a series of curved projections forming an ornamental border.
  2. A thin boneless slice of meat.

v., -loped also -loped or -loped, -lop·ing -lop·ing or -lop·ing, -lops -lops or -lops. v.tr.
  1. To edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections.
  2. To bake in a casserole with milk or a sauce and often with bread crumbs: scalloped potatoes.
  3. To cut (meat) into thin boneless slices.
v.intr.
To gather scallops for eating or sale.
[Middle English scalop, from Old French escalope, shell, of Germanic origin.]
中文(繁體)(Chinese (Traditional))
n. - 扇貝, 乾貝
v. tr. - 使成扇形
v. intr. - 拾扇貝, 捕撈扇貝
One of a continuous series of curves resembling segments of a circle, used as a decorative element on the outer edge of a strip of wood, molding etc.



scallops: a scalloped molding

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