2016年1月17日 星期日

pelican, paperback, E-Book, pouch, splatter, packet, darter, frigate, Frigatebird

Still craving art? Still loving Williamsburg? Return on Saturday for a late-night art crawl; all 40 of the neighborhood’s galleries will be open until 11 p.m., with many offering special participatory performances, like the Hot Tub installation at Jack the Pelican (bring your bathing suit), in addition to the usual cheese, crackers and cocktails.

Hotel Review: The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif.

A Kindle reader on a train in Cambridge, Mass. E-book best-seller lists are full of genre novels.
Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Paperback, Endangered in E-Book Age

The cheap, mass-market reading material of beaches and airports is in decline as e-books proliferate.

Penguin Books is a publisher founded in 1935 by Sir Allen Lane. Penguin revolutionised publishing in the 1930s through its high quality, inexpensive paperbacks, sold through Woolworths and other high street stores for sixpence. Penguin's success demonstrated that large audiences existed for serious books. Penguin also had a significant impact on public debate in Britain, through its books on politics, the arts, and science.[1] Penguin Books is now the flagship imprint of the worldwide Penguin Group and is owned by Pearson PLC.

A pelican, derived from the Greek word pelekys (meaning “axe” and applied to birds that cut wood with their bills or beaks) is a large water bird with a large throat pouch, belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae.
Along with the darters, cormorants, gannets, boobies, frigatebirds, and tropicbirds, pelicans make up the order Pelecaniformes. Modern pelicans, of which there are eight species, are found on all continents except Antarctica. They primarily inhabit warm regions, though breeding ranges reach 45° south (Australian Pelican, P. conspicillatus) and 60° North (American White Pelicans, P. erythrorhynchos, in western Canada).[1] Birds of inland and coastal waters, they are absent from polar regions, the deep ocean, oceanic islands, and inland South America.
Putting the Squeeze on Consumer Choice
Heinz is jettisoning its old squeeze pouch individual ketchup packets for a new design the company touts as easier to open and less prone to splatters. But can improving the consumer ketchup experience also influence the bottom line?
(Posted on September 23, 2011)

"There is no Frigate like a Book" by Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a
Page Of prancing Poetry-
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll-
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human soul.
黑腹軍艦鳥Great FrigatebirdFregata minor


(pouch) pronunciation
  1. A small bag often closing with a drawstring and used especially for carrying loose items in one's pocket.
  2. A bag or sack used to carry mail or diplomatic dispatches.
  3. A leather bag or case for carrying powder or small-arms ammunition.
  4. A sealed plastic or foil container used in packaging frozen or dehydrated food.
  5. Something resembling a bag in shape: one's pouches under one's eyes.
  6. Zoology. A saclike structure, such as the cheek pockets of the gopher or the external abdominal pocket in which marsupials carry their young.
  7. Anatomy. A pocketlike space in the body: the pharyngeal pouch.
  8. Scots. A pocket.
  9. Archaic. A purse for small coins.

v., pouched, pouch·ing, pouch·es. v.tr.
  1. To place in or as if in a pouch; pocket.
  2. To cause to resemble a pouch.
  3. To swallow. Used of certain birds or fishes.
To assume the form of a pouch or pouchlike cavity.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]
pouchy pouch'y adj.
1 (小さな物を入れる)小袋, 布袋, ポーチ;郵便袋, 郵袋;(兵隊の)革製弾薬袋.
2 小さな財布.
3 ((通例〜es))目の下の肉のたるみ.
4 《解剖学・動物学・植物》嚢(のう), 袋;(特に)カンガルーの腹の袋.
1 …を袋[かばん, ポケット]に入れる.
2 …を袋状にする.
3 〈魚・鳥が〉…を飲み込む.
━━(自)袋状になる, 袋状部分ができる.


1 ((主に英))小さな束[包み], 小荷物, (…の)1箱[包み](((米))pack)
a postal packet
a packet of post cards
2 定期船;郵便船;(一般に)船.
3 《トランプ》カットしたあとの一方の札.
4 ((英略式))多額の金, 大金;相当額の不労所得;給料袋
make [cost] a packet
5 ((英俗))痛打, 痛撃;不幸, 災難, 失敗.
6 《インターネット》パケット:データの伝送単位.
buy [catch, cop, get, stop] a packet
((英俗))もん着をおこす, ごたつく;不慮の災難にあう, 大けがをする;弾丸にあたる;ひどくぶたれる, 処罰をくらう.
sell a person a packet