2016年4月16日 星期六

burlap, sack, inflatable, shredder, all the same, ransack

Why is NASA sending an inflatable house to space?
NASA plans to test an expandable 'house' on the International Space Station.
BBC.IN

Kelly told NPR in 2007 they did it partly by building fake tanks and trucks from wood and burlap.

"But later they were made in rubber — inflatable and they looked like the real thing," he said.


Tossed into shredders while still alive or tied in sacks to suffocate


WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The gruesome footage was recorded...
DAILYM.AI



Netflix is celebrating the end of a monster 2013 by giving its top executives sacks of money.

Sacking a Palace of Culture
OPINION
Sacking a Palace of Culture
In trying to popularize its crown jewel, the New York Public Library could destroy it.





New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary's Papers
By PATRICIA COHEN

The archive of the drug guru Timothy Leary includes accounts of Allen Ginsburg's and Jack Kerouac's experiments with psilocybin.



But, all the same, when i discovered that it was your diary.....I have no desire to ransack your soul.



Paper shredder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_shredder

A paper shredder is a mechanical device used to cut paper into chad, typically either strips or fine particles. Government organizations, businesses, and private ...



all the same

1. Also, all one. Equally acceptable, making no difference. For example, If it's all the same to you I'd prefer the blue car, or Hot or cold, it's all one to me. [Late 1700s]
2. Also, just the same. Nevertheless, still. For example, John wants to stay another week, but I'm going home all the same, or Even if you vote against it, this measure will pass just the same. [c. 1800]




Rug making on burlap.
Hessian /ˈhɛsi.ən/, or burlap in the U.S. and Canada,[1] is a woven fabric usually made from skin of the jute plant[2][3][4] or sisal fibres,[5] which may be combined with other vegetable fibresto make ropenets, and similar products. Gunny cloth is similar in texture and construction.
Hessian, a dense woven fabric, has historically been produced as a coarse fabric, but more recently it is being used in a refined state known simply as jute as an eco-friendly material for bags, rugs and other products.

The name "burlap" appears to be of unknown origin,[6][7] although the word could mean "coarse piece of cloth."[8] The name "hessian" is attributed to the use of the fabric, initially, as part of the uniform of soldiers from the former Landgraviate of Hesse and its successors in interest (including the current German state of Hesse,[6] whose people (and, thus, soldiers) were called "Hessians."

inflatable 

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfleɪtəb(ə)l/ 

ADJECTIVE

Capable of being filled with air:an inflatable mattress

NOUN

A plastic or rubber object that must be filled with air before use:three sailors manned the inflatable


sack

Syllabification: (sack)
Pronunciation: /sak/
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noun

  • 1a large bag made of a strong material such as burlap, thick paper, or plastic, used for storing and carrying goods.
  • the contents of a sack or the amount it can contain:a sack of flour
  • 2a loose, unfitted, or shapeless garment, in particular.
  • historical a woman’s loose gown.
  • historical a decorative piece of dress material fastened to the shoulders of a woman’s gown in loose pleats and forming a long train, fashionable in the 18th century.
  • 3 (the sack) informal, chiefly North American bed, especially as regarded as a place for sex.
  • 4 (the sack) informal dismissal from employment:he got the sack for swearing they were given the sack
  • 5 Baseball, informal a base.
  • 6 Football an act of tackling a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a pass.

verb

[with object]
  • 1 informal dismiss from employment:any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot
  • 2 (sack out) North American informal go to sleep or bed.
  • 3 Football tackle (a quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a pass.
  • 4 rare put into a sack or sacks.



Phrases

hit the sack
informal go to bed.



a sack of potatoes

informal used in similes to refer to clumsiness, inertness, or unceremonious treatment of the person or thing in question:he drags me in like a sack of potatoes

Derivatives

sackable
adjective

sacklike

Pronunciation: /-ˌlīk/
adjective

Origin:

Old English sacc, from Latin saccus 'sack, sackcloth', from Greek sakkos, of Semitic origin. 1sense 1 of the verb) in Oxford Dictionaries (US English)">1sense 1 of the verb dates from the mid 19th century

sack[sack2]

  • 発音記号[sǽk]
[動](他)〈占領地・都市などを〉略奪する.
━━[名]((通例the 〜))(占領地などの)略奪.
sack・er
[名]

ransack tr.v., -sacked, -sack·ing, -sacks.
  1. To search or examine thoroughly.
  2. To search carefully for plunder; pillage.
[Middle English ransaken, from Old Norse rannsaka : rann, house + *saka, to search, seek.]
ransacker ran'sack'er n.


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