2015年12月28日 星期一

pact, pack, flat-pack, peloton,rinse, soap, soft soap, wishful thinking

"The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude."
--from "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (1967) By Gabriel García Márquez


Hellraiser, Alien and poor old Edward Scissorhands ... Ed Harrington’s comic illustrations show how Ikea would flatpack your nightmares
Hellraiser, Alien and poor old Edward Scissorhands ... Ed Harrington’s...
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WHAT’S UP WITH THAT BIG GROUP OF CYCLISTS ALL RIDING TOGETHER?
That’s called the peloton. Cyclists ride close together to save energy. The bigger the group, the larger the draft, and the closer you a riders are to the center of it the less they have to work. Of course, there are some drawbacks. If one person crashes, there’s potential that the whole group can go down. 


Mobile payment platforms have suffered several false starts over the past few years. But one country has taken to contactless payments. Just as in flat-pack furniture and euphonic pop music, Sweden leads the way in mobile-payment technology http://econ.st/19EZH61


★如果你尋求真理,你最後會找到安慰;如果你尋找安慰,你既得不到安慰也得不著真理,卻只啟開了諂媚之詞及如意算盤,到終了,只有絕望。--C.S. Lewis (translated by Catherine Yen)

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis


P&G recalls mouth rinse product
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday advised consumers about the voluntary recall of a batch of mouth rinse products of Procter & Gamble Philippines Inc. In an advisory, the FDA said the consumer goods firm initiated the voluntary recall ...




flat-pack

Translate flat-pack | into German


noun

  • 1 [often as modifier] British a piece of furniture or other equipment that is sold in pieces packed flat in a box for easy transport and is assembled by the buyer:a flat-pack bookcase
  • 2 Electronics a package for an integrated circuit consisting of a rectangular sealed unit with a number of horizontal metal pins protruding from its sides.

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective flat-packed)
pack (a self-assembly item) flat in a box:this workstation is provided flat-packed


rinse
(rĭns) pronunciation
tr.v., rinsed, rins·ing, rins·es.
  1. To wash lightly with water.
  2. To remove (soap, for example) by washing lightly in water.
n.
  1. The act of washing lightly.
  2. A solution, such as water, used in rinsing.
  3. A solution used in coloring or conditioning the hair.
[Middle English rincen, from Old French rincier, from Vulgar Latin *recentiāre, from Latin recēns, recent-, fresh. See recent.]
rinsable rins'a·ble or rins'i·ble adj.
rinser rins'er n.




the pact's impact on Taiwan's economy

pact

  1. A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
  2. A compact; a bargain.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pactum, from neuter sing. past participle of pacīscī, to agree.]
1 (個人間の)約束, 契約
make [sign] a pact with ...
…と契約を結ぶ.
2 (国家間の)条約, 協定
a peace pact
平和条約.
[中フランス語←ラテン語pactum (pacere一致する). △PACK1
[名]
1 (持ち運びに便利な)包み, 束;荷(物);背のう;荷造り.
2
(1) ((主に米))(…の)1箱, 1包み, 1容器(((英))packet)
a six-pack of beer
6本入りビール1箱
three packs of cigarettes
タバコ3箱.
(2) パック:量目の単位で羊毛は240ポンド, 穀物は280ポンド, 石炭は3ブッシェル.
3 (年間・季間の)出荷量, 生産高.
4
(1) (人・動物の)群れ, 集団, (悪人たちの)一味((of ...));ボーイ[ガール]スカウトの年少隊の一団;(潜水艦・航空機の)一隊;((軽蔑))大量, 多数
a pack of wolves [hoodlums]
オオカミの一群[やくざの一味]
lead the pack
並みはずれている
a pack of lies
うそ八百
be a notch above the pack
鶏群の一鶴である.
(2) (一隊となって獲物を追う)猟犬の一群. ⇒FLOCK1[類語]
hunt in packs
群れをなして獲物を追う.
5 ((英))((しばしばa pack of cardsで))《トランプ》(通例52枚の)一組(((主に米))deck).
6 浮氷群, 大氷塊.
7 湿布(用の布);氷のう;(美顔用の)パック
a mud pack
泥パック.
8 《採鉱》ぼた積み(壁).
9 《写真》フィルム(パック).
10 ((集合的))《ラグビー》前衛;スクラム.
11 《コンピュータ》パック:データの原形が復元できる方法で記憶媒体にデータを圧縮して記憶させること.
━━[動](他)
1III[名]([副])]
(1) 〈物を〉(箱などに)入れる, 包む, 束ねる, 梱包(こんぽう)[荷造り]する((away, up/into, in ...));〈物を〉荷造りして送る((off))
I packed a two-week supply of clothes for the trip.
旅行に備えて2週間分の衣類を詰め込んだ.
(2) 〈商品などを〉(容器に)包装する, 缶[箱]詰めにする((in, into ...))
pack fish in cans
魚を缶詰めにする.
2 〈入れ物に〉(物を)ぎっしり詰め込む((out/with ...));〈物・人などを〉(狭い場所などに)詰め込む((in, into ...))
pack books in [into] a box [=pack a box with books]
本を箱に詰め込む
The book is packed full of information.
その本には情報がいっぱい詰まっている.
3 [pack A for B/pack B A]〈B(人)にA(食べ物など)を〉詰めて持たせてやる
pack one's children some rice balls
子供におにぎりを詰めて持たせてやる.
4III[名]([副])]〈人・動物・物を〉集める, まとめる((up));〈資料などを〉集めて(本などに)まとめる((into ...)).
5 〈管の継ぎ目などに〉詰め物をする[当てる];〈詰め物を〉(…の周りに)置く((around, round ...)).
6 〈馬・牛などに〉荷を積む[つける].
7 ((米略式))〈銃などを〉持ち歩く, 携帯する
pack a gun
銃をもっている.
8 〈人を〉(…へ)追い出す[払う];((略式))解雇する((away, off/to ...))
pack oneself off
さっさと出て行く
pack the children off to school
子供たちを学校へ送りだす.
9 ((略式))〈強打を〉くらわせる(力がある)
pack a punch
(人が)パンチ力がある;(酒が)ききめが強い.
10 〈患者・患部に〉湿布[温布, 乾布]する;〈顔に〉美容パックをする.
11 ((米))〈自動車の値段を〉(値引きを大きく見せるために)つり上げる.
12 《コンピュータ》パックする:データをより少ないビット数に圧縮して記憶させる.
13 〈雪・土などを〉固める((down));〈風が〉〈雪を〉(…に)吹き寄せる((against ...)).
━━(自)
1 荷造り[梱包, 包装]する;旅じたくをする((up)).
2 荷造り[包装]できる, 箱に納まる((up))
The goods pack (up) easily.
その品物は簡単に荷造りできる.
3 〈動物が〉一群となる, 群れをなす;[I[副]]〈人が〉(…に)群がる;詰めかける((into ...));ぎっしりはいる((in ...));物をいっぱいに詰め込む((out)).
4 〈雪・土などが〉固まる.
5 急いで立ち去る, すぐに解散する((away, off)).
6 《ラグビー》スクラムを組む((down)).
pack in [up]
(自)
(1) ⇒(自)1, 2
(2) ((俗))死ぬ;((略式))〈機械・体の器官などが〉止まる, だめになる;((英略式))〈人が〉仕事をやめる.
━━(他)
[pack ... in [up]/pack in [up] ...]
(1) ⇒(他)1, 4
(2) ((俗))〈試合・任務などを〉放棄する, 終える;〈喫煙・飲酒などを〉やめる;〈人との〉関係を絶つ;〈機械を〉止まらせる.
(3) ((略式))〈人を〉魅了する.
pack it in [up]
(1) ((略式))((しばしば命令文))(はた迷惑なことを)やめる.
(2) ((米俗))敗北を認める.
(3) ((米俗))有利な立場を最大限に利用する.
(4) 〈機械などが〉働かなくなる, だめになる.
pack them in
((略式))(映画などが)多くの観客を集める.
send a person packing
((略式))〈人を〉さっさと解雇する[追い払う].
━━[形]
1 〈動物が〉運搬用の;〈道具・材料が〉荷造り用の.
2 ((スコット))〈動物が〉(飼い)慣らされた(tame);〈人が〉親しい.
3 ぎっしり詰まった.
━━[副]((スコット))親しく, 親密に.
[オランダ語pac. 原義は「締めつけたもの, 束」. △PACT
pack・a・ble
[形]

n.
    1. A collection of items tied up or wrapped; a bundle.
    2. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
  1. The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season.
  2. A small package containing a standard number of identical or similar items: a pack of matches.
    1. A complete set of related items: a pack of cards.
    2. Informal. A large amount; a heap: earned a pack of money.
    1. A group of animals, such as dogs or wolves, that run and hunt together.
    2. A gang of people: a pack of hoodlums.
    3. An organized troop having common interests: a Cub Scout pack. See synonyms at flock1.
  3. A mass of large pieces of floating ice driven together.
  4. Medicine.
    1. The swathing of a patient or a body part in hot, cold, wet, or dry materials, such as cloth towels, sheets, or blankets.
    2. The materials so used.
    3. A material, such as gauze, that is therapeutically inserted into a body cavity or wound; packing.
  5. An ice pack; an ice bag.
  6. A cosmetic paste that is applied to the skin, allowed to dry, and then rinsed off.


soft soap

Translate soft soap | into Italian



noun

[mass noun]
  • 1a semi-fluid soap, especially one made with potassium rather than sodium salts.
  • 2 informal persuasive flattery: he started treating us as grown-ups, telling it straight with no soft soap

verb

(soft-soap) [with object] informal use flattery in order to persuade or cajole (someone) to do something: timeshare touts try to soft-soap you into buying abroad


wishful

Translate wishful | into Italian



adjective

  • having or expressing a desire or hope for something to happen: I had heard the same wishful tone over the phone
  • based on impractical wishes rather than facts:without resources the proposed measures were merely wishful thinking

Derivatives






wishfully

adverb





wishfulness

noun




peloton

Line breaks: pelo|ton
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛlətɒn
  
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NOUN

The main field or group of cyclists in a race.

Origin

French, literally 'small ball' (because of the concentrated grouping of the pack).

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