2016年5月27日 星期五

drop plans, roil, trouper, catalogue, quintessential, demolish, dozing off at the wheel

Dangerous Minds

Empire of Drugs: Vintage ads for when cocaine and heroin were legal
From the DM vault.

Pope Leo XIII’s longevity as Pontiff of the Catholic Church (the third longest…

Greece Blinks on Euro Threat

Greece's leaders worked to restore political stability in the country and preserve its euro membership, killing a plan for a referendum on Greece's latest bailout that has roiled global markets and infuriated European leaders.

Defense Deal Would Roil Industry

Airbus parent EADS and BAE are in talks to create the world's biggest aerospace company, with roughly $90 billion in annual sales. The combination also would be the world's largest defense contractor.

An Arrest and Scotland Yard Resignation Roil Britain

Britain’s most highly ranked police official resigned, and Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, was arrested.

U.S. Missile U-Turn Roils Allies
Obama confirmed he is scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Central Europe in favor of smaller defensive systems.

Moscow Welcomes News on Missile Shield, Sees No Concessions in Return
Russia welcomed the news that the U.S. administration will drop plans to deploy a nuclear missile defense shield in Europe, but said it saw no reason to offer concessions in return.

Billy Joel Gives Shea Its Own Last Waltz
Billy Joel charged into his catalog like a trouper at Shea Stadium in the first of his two “Last Play at Shea” shows.

Maybe it takes a strayed New Yorker to truly cherish New York City. Billy Joel, who was born in the Bronx and became the quintessential Long Island songwriter, was flanked by New York cityscapes and video backdrops on the Shea Stadium stage Wednesday night. It was the first of Mr. Joel’s two “Last Play at Shea” shows, which are to be the final concerts there before it is demolished.

On the Cover of Sunday’s Book Review

This densely stitched crazy quilt of a novel follows a heroine bent on reinvention across a lifetime and a wealth of genres while evoking a quintessential American mythology.

1 a successful entertainer who has had a lot of experience

2 APPROVING anyone with a lot of experience who can be depended on and does not complain:
Good old Edna - she's a real trouper to do the washing-up without even being asked!
He took his disappointment like a trouper.
catalogue (LIST)US USUALLY catalog
noun [C]
1 a book with a list of all the goods that you can buy from a shop:
mail-order catalogue

2 a list of all the books, paintings, etc. that exist in a place

verb [T]
to record something, especially in a list:
Many plants become extinct before they have even been catalogued.adj.



Of, relating to, or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical: “Liszt was the quintessential romantic” (Musical Heritage Review).


  1. To tear down completely; raze.
  2. To do away with completely; put an end to.
  3. To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely. See synonyms at ruin.
[French démolir, démoliss-, from Latin dēmōlīrī : dē-, de- + mōlīrī, to build (from mōlēs, mass).]



  1. To make (a liquid) muddy or cloudy by stirring up sediment.
  2. To displease or disturb; vex: My roommate's off-putting habits began to roil me.
To be in a state of turbulence or agitation.

[Origin unknown.]

v., dropped, drop·ping, drops. v.intr.
  1. To fall in drops.
  2. To fall from a higher to a lower place or position.
  3. To become less, as in number, intensity, or volume.
  4. To descend from one level to another.
  5. To fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death.
  6. To pass or slip into a specified state or condition: dropped into a doze; drop out of sight.
  7. Sports. To fall or roll into a basket or hole. Used of a ball.
  1. To let fall by releasing hold of.
  2. To let fall in drops.
  3. To cause to become less; reduce: drop the rate of production.
  4. To cause to fall, as by hitting or shooting.
  5. Sports. To hurl or strike (a ball) into a basket or hole.
  6. To give birth to. Used of animals.
  7. To say or offer casually: drop a hint; drop a name.
  8. To write at one's leisure: drop me a note.
  9. To cease consideration or treatment of: dropped the matter altogether.
  10. To terminate an association or a relationship with. See synonyms at dismiss.
  11. To leave unfinished: drop everything and help.
  12. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
  13. To leave or set down at a particular place; unload.
  14. Informal. To spend, especially lavishly or rashly: “dropping $50,000 in an Atlantic City casino” (George F. Will).
  15. To parachute.
  16. To lower the level of (the voice).
  17. To lose (a game or contest, for example).
  18. Slang. To take, as a drug, by mouth: drop acid.

[USUALLY WITH MODIFIER] A small, round sweet or lozenge:a chocolate drop

 大型連休を暗転させる悲惨な事故が、群馬県の関越自動車道で起きました。金沢を出発し、東京ディズニーリ ゾートに向かっていた高速バスが防音壁(noise-blocking wall)に衝突して大破、乗員乗客46人のうち乗客の男女7人が死亡しました。バスの運転手は「居眠りをしていた」と認め(admitted to dozing off at the wheel)、自動車運転過失致死傷の疑いで逮捕されました。冒頭の英文はこのニュースを伝えたNHKの海外向け英語番組 NHK World からです。[more]


  • 発音記号[dóuz]
1 うたた寝する, まどろむ, (眠気で)ついうとうとする, 居眠りをする((off))
doze off during a dull TV program
2 ぼんやりしている.
━━(他)〈時を〉うとうと過ごす((away, out)).
━━[名]((主に英))居眠り, うたた寝, まどろみ
falldrop off, go offinto a doze
[スカンジナビア語. 古アイルランド語dāsi(怠慢な→眠い)]