My scientific knowledge isn’t superb – not helped by three years of ACE – so I asked Professor Paul Braterman, a chemist at Glasgow Universityand a committee member of the anti-creationist British Centre for Science Education, what he thought. “Bullshit on stilts” came his reply, in a brusque email pointing out that snow has no magnetic properties. The prospect of generating free electricity from snow, he added, “bears no relationship to reality”.
Mr Tucker has spent his whole career at the bank but may feel that a big-money transfer to the City may be the best way to salve his wounded career plans.
Cold Eye Over 'Whale' Probe
Lee Raymond, the brusque former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, will have the last say on James Dimon's role in the "London Whale" trading fiasco—an arrangement that presents risks for both men.
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Dominique Browning had the world at her feet. She had written two inspiring and widely admired books that combined tantalizing fragments of memoir with graceful meditations on the healing power of place. She had — so the first of those books, “Around the House and in the Garden,” told us — allowed her own home to salve the wounds caused by the brusque ending of a 15-year marriage.
3 〈性格などが〉冷たい, 冷酷な, 無情な；〈態度などが〉よそよそしい, 冷淡な（⇔warm）；冷静な, 平然とした
a cold heart
brusque brusk (brŭsk)
Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. See synonyms at gruff.
[French, lively, fierce, from Italian brusco, coarse, rough, from Late Latin brūscum, perhaps blend of Latin rūscus, butcher's broom, and Late Latin brūcus, heather; see briar1.]brusquely brusque'ly adv.
brusqueness brusque'ness n.
- [形]〈人が〉ぶっきらぼうな, 無愛想な；〈言動が〉そっけない.brusque・ly[副]brusque・ness[名]
- [名][U]そっけなさ, 無愛想, ぶっきらぼう(brusqueness).
salve1 (săv, säv)
- An analgesic or medicinal ointment.
- Something that soothes or heals; a balm.
- Flattery or commendation.
- To soothe or heal with or as if with salve.
- To ease the distress or agitation of; assuage: salved my conscience by apologizing.
[Middle English, from Old English sealf.]
tr.v., salved, salv·ing, salves.
1 軟膏(なんこう), 膏薬
apply salve to ［＝put salve on］ a wound
2 （心痛などを）いやすもの, （…の）慰め((to, for ...))
Music is a salve for sorrow.
[動] (他)((形 式))〈良心(の呵責(かしゃく)など)を〉和らげる, 静める
salve one's conscience