2016年8月29日 星期一

twists and turns, half-time, a dendroid filigree

Under its latest proposal to Yahoo, Microsoft would buy its search business and take a stake in the company, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing people briefed on the negotiations. Analysts and bloggers have been busy speculating about what an alternative deal might look like.

Separately, The Deal Professor took a half-time look at the twists and turns of the Microsoft-Yahoo saga.


twists and turns

Complicated dealings or circumstances:the twists and turns of her political career

half-time
noun [U]a short rest period between the two parts of a sports game:
Italy had a comfortable three-goal lead over France by half-time.
What was the half-time score?
Compare full time.


dendroid (DEN-droid)

adjective: Resembling, branching like, or shaped like a tree.

Etymology
From Greek dendron (tree). Earliest documented use: 1846.

Usage
"Above, branches spread a dendroid filigree across the sky." — Angus Wells; Dark Magic: The Godwars; Bantam; 1992.



filigree
[名]1 [U]フィリグリー, 金[銀]線細工.2 極めて繊細[精巧優美]なもの[模様].━━[形]1 金[銀]線細工の[に似た].2 繊細な, 優美な.━━[動](他)1 …を[に]金[銀]線...
(fĭl'ĭ-grē')
n.
  1. Delicate and intricate ornamental work made from gold, silver, or other fine twisted wire.
    1. An intricate, delicate, or fanciful ornamentation.
    2. A design resembling such ornamentation: filigrees of frosting on a cake.
tr.v., -greed, -gree·ing, -grees.
To decorate with or as if with filigree.

[Alteration of French filigrane, from Italian filigrana : Latin fīlum, thread + Latin grānum, grain.]



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