2015年11月13日 星期五

wing, windswept, rain-swept, 'wingsuiting' , gee, syndicate, prairie fire, steppe

The ducks have winged their way to the bike sale and repair stand between Squares 4 and 5 today.

Well-wishers listened to the tributes to former South African President Nelson Mandela at the soccer stadium in Soweto.
World Bids Farewell in the Land Mandela Freed

By LYDIA POLGREEN, NICHOLAS KULISH and ALAN COWELL

Nelson Mandela's rain-swept memorial service drew tens of thousands of South Africans and a large crowd of global V.I.P.'s, including President Obama and more than 90 other heads of state and government.


On this day in 1833, Russian composer and chemist Alexander Borodin was born in Saint Petersburg.
We share with you this Sony Classical recording of Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic in Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia". This recording is part of an 80-CD Box Set of Leonard Bernstein's Concerto and Orchestral Recordings, which is available on Amazon:

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Focus turns to 'wingsuiting' after death of Olympic stuntman Mark Sutton





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These deals are shrouded in secrecy. However, they appear to grant the Queensway syndicate remarkably profitable terms. If that is right, then they would be depriving some of the world’s poorest people of desperately needed wealth. Because the syndicate has done deals with the regimes in strife-torn places, such as Zimbabwe and Guinea, it may also have indirectly helped sustain violent conflicts.

windswept prairie
Travel

Life Is a Wheel

Slide Show: Gigantic Montana

It took Bruce Weber two weeks to cycle across the state, persevering across hundreds of miles of windswept prairie.



windswept

(wĭnd'swĕpt') pronunciation
adj.
Exposed to or swept by winds: windswept moors.

 windsweptの意味や和訳。 【形容詞】1風にさらされた,吹きさらしの.用例a windswept hillside 吹きさらしの山腹.2〈人・髪の毛など〉風に吹かれて乱れた



prairie
  • [préəri]
[名]
1 プレーリー:米国Mississippi川流域の大草原.
2 (一般に)草原地帯.
[フランス語←ラテン語prātāria (prātum牧場+-ARY=牧場)]



gee
n.
The letter g.


gee2 () pronunciation
interj.
Used to command an animal pulling a load to turn to the right.

intr.v., geed, gee·ing, gees.
To turn to the right.


gee3 also jee () pronunciation
interj.
Used as a mild expletive or exclamation, as of surprise, enthusiasm, or sympathy.

[Alteration of JESUS1.]

gee4 () pronunciation
n. Slang
A thousand dollars.

[From GEE1, from the first letter of GRAND.]


シンジケート【syndicate】
1 カルテルを発展させた企業の独占形態。カルテルにおける生産割当と価格協定をより強化するために、加盟企業が製品の共同販売に関する協定を結んで組織したもの。 2 有価証券の引き受けのために、銀行・...



Even in G.O.P., Lazio’s Bid for Governor Is Hard Sell
The gubernatorial campaign of the former Long Island congressman Rick A. Lazio hasn’t ignited any prairie fires among New York Republicans.




prairie

━━ n. プレーリー, (北米の)大草原.
prairie chicken (北米産)ライチョウの一種.
prairie dog (北米産)プレーリードッグ ((リス科)).
prairie oyster プレーリーオイスター ((塩, コショウなどを混ぜた生卵;二日酔いの薬)); (食用としての)子牛の睾丸(こうがん).
Prairie Provinces (the 〜) プレーリー諸州 ((カナダのManitoba, Saskatchewan, Albertaの3州)).
prairie schooner 〔米〕 (開拓者の用いた)大型ほろ馬車.
Prairie State 〔米〕 Illinois州の異名.
prairie wolf =coyote.

steppe


  
発音
stép
steppeの変化形
steppes (複数形)
[名]ステップ.
1 樹木の生えていない広大な草原.
2 ((the Steppes))ステップ地帯:南ロシア・中央アジアの大草原.

 wing

verb

  • 1 [no object] travel on wings or by aircraft; fly: a bird came winging around the corner

  • 1.1move, travel, or be sent quickly, as if flying: the prize will be winging its way to you soon

  • 1.2 [with object] send or convey (something) quickly, as if by air: just jot down the title on a postcard and wing it to us

  • 1.3 [with object] archaic enable (someone or something) to fly or move rapidly: the convent was at some distance, but fear would wing her steps

  • 2 [with object] shoot (a bird) in the wing, so as to prevent flight without causing death: one bird was winged for every bird killed

  • 2.1wound (someone) superficially, especially in the arm or shoulder.

3 (wing it) • informal speak or act without preparation; improvise: a little boning up puts you ahead of the job seekers who try to wing it
[from theatrical slang, originally meaning 'to play a role without properly knowing the text' (either by relying on a prompter in the wings or by studying the part in the wings between scenes)]

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