2011年10月30日 星期日

jeep, high clearance, Class 1 Designation

CareFusion Ventilator Recall Given Class 1 Designation
Wall Street Journal
(CFN) said Wednesday the US Food and Drug Administration has classified its recent voluntary recall of 128 ventilators as Class 1, giving it the agency's gravest designation. Class I recalls involve situations where there is a reasonable probability ...



jeep
n.

A small, durable, general-purpose motor vehicle with four-wheel drive and a quarter-ton capacity, used by the U.S. Army during and after World War II.

[Probably pronunciation of the letters GP, designation for this vehicle in the manufacturer's parts numbering system : G(overnment) + P, designator for 80-inch wheelbase reconnaissance car.]


Outstanding light vehicle of World War II, developed by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. It weighed 1.25 tons, had a four-cylinder engine, and could climb 60° grades and operate on rough terrain thanks to its four-wheel drive and high clearance. The origin of it name is uncertain; one theory traces it to the military designation "vehicle, GP" (i.e., general-purpose). Since the war the jeep has been adapted for civilian use, though it has been replaced in the U.S. military by the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee.


clearance
n.
  1. The act or process of clearing.
  2. A space cleared; a clearing.
    1. The amount of space or distance by which a moving object clears something.
    2. The height or width of a passage: an underpass with a 13-foot clearance.
  3. An intervening space or distance allowing free play, as between machine parts.
  4. Permission for an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle to proceed, as after an inspection of equipment or cargo or during certain traffic conditions.
  5. Official certification of blamelessness, trustworthiness, or suitability.
  6. A sale, generally at reduced prices, to dispose of old merchandise.
  7. The passage of checks and other bills of exchange through a clearing-house.
  8. Physiology.
    1. The removal by the kidneys of a substance from blood plasma.
    2. Renal clearance.

1
(1) [U][C]取りかたづけ, 除去, 撤去, 排除
slum clearance
スラム街の一掃.
(2) 棚ざらえ, 蔵払い, 見切り売り, 在庫一掃セール(clearance sale)
hold a clearance of stored goods
在庫一掃セールをする.
2
(1) [U][C](2物間の)間隔, ゆとり, すきま;(車両と橋などの間の)頭高
The truck has an overhead clearance of one meter.
トラックは頭上1メートルの余裕がある⇒(図)A
right side clearance of two meters
右側2メートルの余裕⇒(図)B
overhead clearance
頭上空間⇒(図)C.

(2) 空地;開拓地;開墾.
(3) 《機械》すきま;逃げ角.
3 [C][U]清算, 決済;手形交換(高)
clearance of checks
小切手の清算[決済].
4 [U](船の)通関手続き;(航空機の)離陸[着陸]許可;[C]出[入]港許可証(clearance papers)
Our plane was given clearance after a delay of 3 hours.
私たちの飛行機は3時間待たされたあとに離陸[着陸]許可がおりた.
5 [U]公安調査(に合格すること);秘密事項取り扱い許可;(国家機密を守れるという)人物証明(security clearance).
6 《サッカー》クリア:自陣ゴール近くからボールを大きくけり出すこと.
7 《医学》腎の浄化値.

designation[des・ig・na・tion]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[dèzignéiʃən]

[名]
1 [U](官職・地位などへの)指名, 任命((as, of ...))
His designation as chairman was unopposed.
彼が議長に任命されることに異議はなかった.
2 ((形式))称号, 名称.
3 [U]指示, 指定.

2011年10月27日 星期四

subservience, bring to one's knees, childproofing

Even if you follow all these childproofing steps, consider calling in a consultant. Every house poses different hazards — with fireplaces or wood-burning stoves, for instance — and first-time parents can’t see everything.

But at least you’ll have addressed most of the issues beforehand, so the consultant’s bill won’t be another thing that brings you to your knees.





bring to one's knees

Make one submit; reduce to a position of subservience. For example, Solitary confinement usually brings prisoners to their knees. This particular phrase dates only from the late 1800s, although there were earlier versions alluding to being on one's knees as a gesture of submission.


amount to, turnout, steady and strong


Black Support for Obama Is Steady and Strong

By HELENE COOPER

Democrats say heavy turnout among African-American voters remains a challenge for 2012.



BEIJING — China is expected to issue regulations on Saturday requiring technology companies to disclose proprietary information like data-encryption keys and underlying software code to sell a range of security-related digital technology products to government agencies, American industry officials said on Friday.

But they said it remained unclear how vigorously Chinese officials would enforce the new rules, which already are watered down from a sweeping proposal first raised in 2007. Both the American and European technology industries have contended that the rules are unworkable and that they amount to trade protectionism.

amount to




1. Add up, develop into, as in Even though she's careful with her money, her savings don't amount to much, or All parents hope that their children will amount to something. [Mid-1500s]
2. Be equivalent to, as in Twenty persons won't amount to a good turnout. [Late 1300s] Also see amount to the same thing.


turnout
[名]
1 [C][U](会・投票・見せ物などへの)人出, 集まり, 出席(者の数);投票率
a high turnout
高い投票率
There was a large [a big, a good] turnout at the festival.
その祭りはたいへんな人出だった.
2 (一定期間の)(総)生産高[量]. ▼outputのほうが一般的.
3 起きること;(仕事への)召集, 出勤, 出動, (部屋・容器などを)からにすること, 整理すること;掃除.
4 身じたく, 着こなし;服装;(物の)装備(法).
5 (鉄道の)待避線;((米))(道路の)待避所;登坂車線(低速車専用道路).
6 《バレエ》ターンアウト:両足のかかとをつけて両脚を外側に向けること.
7 ((英))ストライキ;ストライキ参加者.
8 (馬・御者などを含めた)馬車.

2011年10月26日 星期三

desalt, desalinated, high hope

China Takes a Loss to Get Ahead in the Business of Fresh Water

By MICHAEL WINES

The Chinese government hopes to become a force in yet another environment-related industry: supplying the world with desalinated water.

China Has High Hopes for Fresh Water Business

The Chinese government hopes to become a force in the business of supplying the world with desalinated water.

desalinated


desalt[de・salt]

  • 発音記号[diːsɔ'ːlt]

[動](他)〈塩水を〉脱塩[淡水化]する.


2011年10月24日 星期一

Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds

Additional Retail Sales Prompt CPSC and Meijer to Re-announce Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds Recall; Strangulation Hazard PosedWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: “Innovations” and “At Home with Meijer” Roman shades and roll-up blinds
Units: About 3,200 units (240,000 originally recalled in March 2010)
Importer/Retailer: Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Manufacturer: Whole Space Industries LTD, of Centereach, N.Y.
Hazard:
Roman Shades - Strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Roll-up Blinds - Strangulation can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves previously recalled “Innovations” and "At Home with Meijer" Roman shades and roll-up blinds that were redistributed to stores and sold to consumers after March 2010 without a repair kit. The Roman shades are made with fabric or bamboo and the roll-up blinds with bamboo. A label reading "Innovation" or "At Home with Meijer" can be found under the headrail.
Sold at: Discount retailers, dollar stores, flea markets and other retail liquidators nationwide from March 2010 through September 2011 at various prices. Originally the products were sold at Meijer stores between January 2004 and December 2009 for about $40 before being recalled.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and the roll-up blinds and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org. Consumers can also return the products to any Meijer store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information about this recall, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.meijer.com
Note: Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.
Recalled Roman Shade Roman shade hazard
Roman Shade Hazard
Recalled Roman Shade Roman shade hazard
Roman Shade Hazard
Recalled Roll-Up Blind Roll-Up Blind hazard
Roll-Up Blind Hazard

2011年10月22日 星期六

top-ranked, straight up, straight-out




Yani Tseng faces new challenge in front of Taiwan fans
USA Today
By Lai Seng Sin, AP Top-ranked Yani Tseng will try to win an LPGA event this week in front of her home fans in Taiwan. By Lai Seng Sin, AP Top-ranked Yani Tseng will try to win an LPGA event this week in front of her home fans in Taiwan. ...


Google Prepares To Dominate Your TV With New Technology
The Consumerist (blog)
By MB Quirk on May 2, 2010 1:15 PM 0 views In case there was any doubt, Google is getting ready to just straight up dominate the world: The Wall Street ...


top-ranked,
adj. - 最高級的


straight-out (adjective) Without reservation or exception.
Synonyms:outright, unlimited
Usage:Bob's excuse for missing work was a straight-out lie, and his boss knew this and fired him for it.



idiom:

straight up

  1. Served without ice: whiskey straight up.
天 究竟加不加冰
In bartending, the term straight up refers to an alcoholic drink that is shaken or stirred with ice, strained, and served in a stemmed glass.[1]

[Middle English, from past participle of strecchen, to stretch. See stretch.]

straightly straight'ly adv.
straightness straight'ness n.

adj., straight·er, straight·est.
  1. Extending continuously in the same direction without curving: a straight line.
  2. Having no waves or bends: straight hair.
    1. Not bent or bowed; rigid or erect: a straight, strong back.
    2. Sports. Of or relating to a midair position in diving or gymnastics in which the body is held rigid without bending at the hips or knees.
  3. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even: The mirror isn't straight.
    1. Direct and candid: a straight answer.
    2. Following a direct or correct method or approach; systematic: straight reasoning.
    3. Coming from a reliable source; factual: a straight tip; straight information.
    1. Showing or marked by honesty or fair-mindedness: straight business dealings.
    2. Right; correct: made sure the facts were straight in the report.
  4. Neatly arranged; orderly: The room is straight again.
    1. Uninterrupted; consecutive: sick for five straight days; their fourth straight victory.
    2. Having the parts or details in correct sequence.
    3. Games. Constituting a straight in poker.
  5. Characterized by undeviating support, as of a principle or a political party: always votes a straight party line; a straight Democrat.
    1. Not deviating from what is considered socially normal, usual, or acceptable; conventional.
    2. Conventional to an extreme degree.
  6. Heterosexual.
  7. Slang. Not being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    1. Not deviating from the normal or strict form: straight Freudian analysis.
    2. Not altered, embellished, or modified: does straight comedy.
    1. Concerned with serious or important matters: a straight drama without comedy or music.
    2. Of or relating to a straight man.
  8. Not mixed with anything else; undiluted: straight bourbon.
  9. Sold without discount regardless of the amount purchased.
adv.
  1. In a straight line; directly.
  2. In an erect posture; upright.
  3. Sports. In the straight position, as in diving.
  4. Without detour or delay: went straight home.
  5. Without circumlocution; candidly: I'll say it to you straight: you're wrong.
  6. In a neat and orderly condition: put the living room straight.
  7. In an honest, law-abiding, or virtuous manner: lives straight.
  8. Without stopping; continuously: walked six hours straight.
  9. Without embellishment or modification: tell the joke straight.
  10. Without ice, water, or a mixer: drink whiskey straight.
n.
    1. The straight part, as of a road: "The car darted forward on to the straight" (Kingsley Amis).
    2. The straight part of a racecourse between the winning post and the last turn.
  1. A straight line.
  2. A straight form or position.
  3. Games. A poker hand containing five cards of various suits in numerical sequence, ranked above three of a kind and below a flush.
  4. A conventional person, especially one considered a member of established society.
  5. A heterosexual person.



resupply, cut and run, cattlemen




Audit Finds Problems in Cattlemen’s Spending
By WILLIAM NEUMAN
A cattle industry group improperly used marketing money, raised from ranchers and farmers, to support its lobbying arm, a review found.





Afghanistan and Pakistan Rattled by Plan for Drawdown
By SABRINA TAVERNISE and CARLOTTA GALL
Diplomats scrambled to reassure the nations at the center of President Obama’s war strategy that the U.S. would not cut and run.







cut and run

Clear out, escape, desert, as in He wished he could just cut and run. This term originally (about 1700) meant to cut a vessel's anchor cable and make sail at once. By the mid-1800s it was being used figuratively. Charles Dickens had it in Great Expectations (1861): "I'd give a shilling if they had cut and run." Also see cut out, def. 7.


resupply
tr.v., -plied, -ply·ing, -plies.
To provide with fresh supplies, as of weapons and ammunition.
resupply re'sup·ply' n.

2011年10月21日 星期五

spinal disc herniation

Treating Disc Herniation without Surgery – Dr. Thomas Hartmann is our Guest in the in good shape Studio




A spinal disc herniation (prolapsus disci intervertebralis), informally and misleadingly called a "slipped disc", is a medical condition affecting the spine due to trauma, lifting injuries, or idiopathic, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc (discus intervertebralis) allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out. Tears are almost always postero-lateral in nature owing to the presence of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the spinal canal. This tear in the disc ring may result in the release of inflammatory chemical mediators which may directly cause severe pain, even in the absence of nerve root compression (see pathophysiology below). This is the rationale for the use of anti-inflammatory treatments for pain associated with disc herniation, protrusion, bulge, or disc tear.

It is normally a further development of a previously existing disc protrusion, a condition in which the outermost layers of the annulus fibrosus are still intact, but can bulge when the disc is under pressure.






herniate
Abnormal protrusion of an organ or other body structure through a defect or natural opening in a covering membrane, muscle or bone. See also hernia and individual anatomical sites for hernia.

herniate[her・ni・ate]

  • 発音記号[hə'ːrnièit]
[動](自)ヘルニアになる.

2011年10月19日 星期三

piñata, innards, all-new, GOP

Slim Profit for Amazon's Tablet
Two early studies of the innards of Amazon.com's new Kindle Fire point to what many people suspected already—the company isn't making much, if anything at all, on the $199 device's hardware.
When Harry Should Avoid Meeting Sally

You’re better off not meeting your personal pinatas — you’d run the risk of being pleasantly surprised.

Apple Unveils Its Latest iPhone

Although the new phone looks like its predecessor, the iPhone 4S is packed with better innards.


Apple Unveils New iPhone

New 4S will have all-new hardware, but not all-new look or the iPhone 5 name.




Poll: Most Don't Know What "GOP" Stands For

In survey, 35 percent guess "Government of the People."

GOP

abbr.
Grand Old Party (Republican Party)


innards

(ĭn'ə rdz) pronunciation
pl.n. Informal
  1. Internal bodily organs; viscera.
  2. The inner parts, as of a machine.

[Alteration of inwards, pl. of INWARD .]



piñata


(pēn-yä') pronunciation
n.
A decorated container filled with candy and toys suspended from a height, intended to be broken by blindfolded children with sticks, and used as part of Christmas and birthday celebrations in certain Latin-American countries or at children's parties.

[Spanish, from Italian pignatta, a kind of pot, probably from dialectal pigna, pine cone (from its shape), from Latin pīnea. See pineal.]


2011年10月16日 星期日

have had it in for/ canine citizens


They Bark, They Fetch, and Their Humans Vote

San Francisco’s canine citizens now have their own political action committee, DogPAC, and candidates are taking its power very seriously.

There’s a Canine Conspiracy! Television Reveals It!

A pack of animal-behavior programs suggests dogs have it in for humans.




have had it in for
Intend to harm, especially because of a grudge. For example, Ever since he called the police about their dog, the neighbors have had it in for Tom. [Mid-1800s]


2011年10月15日 星期六

make heads or tails of, guesswork

Economic forecasting isn't guesswork

Each year, banks, research institutions and other experts in Germany issue
annual forecasts about how they expect the economy to perform. And just
about every year, they end up making some corrections.



Unfortunately, making heads or tails of Google Voice transcripts often requires a lot of guesswork, since the text I receive frequently bears little resemblance to the original message the caller left. I

guesswork

(gĕs'wûrk') pronunciation
n.
  1. The process of making guesses.
  2. An estimate or judgment made by guessing.


make heads or tails of
  1. To understand: I couldn't make heads or tails of the report.

2011年10月14日 星期五

yea vs nay; refusal, worn-out ideologies rooted in


Occupy Wall Street’s ‘Political Disobedience’

The Wall Street protests represent a refusal to engage the worn-out ideologies rooted in the Cold War.


The entrance to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., where Michele Bachmann was part of the first class of law students, arriving in 1979.
Michael Stravato for The New York Times

God and Justice Intertwined for Bachmann

At Oral Roberts University, above, Michele Bachmann was part of the first class in an educational experiment: a law school rooted in charismatic Christian belief.






yea
() pronunciation
adv.
  1. Yes; aye.
  2. Indeed; truly: They have spoken, yea, shouted their reply.
n.
  1. An affirmative statement or vote.
  2. One who votes affirmatively.

[Middle English, from Old English gēa.]


nay
adv.
  1. No: All but four Democrats voted nay.
  2. And moreover: He was ill-favored, nay, hideous.
n.
  1. A denial or refusal.
  2. A negative vote or voter.

[Middle English, from Old Norse nei : ne, not + ei, ever.]

2011年10月13日 星期四

odd-lot, odd, nexus, singular


Imitated, Never Duplicated
By DAVID POGUE

A technology reviewer explains why Steve Jobs was a singular talent.

singular

(sĭng'gyə-lər) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Being only one; individual.
  2. Being the only one of a kind; unique.
  3. Being beyond what is ordinary or usual; remarkable.
  4. Deviating from the usual or expected; odd. See synonyms at strange.
  5. Grammar.
    1. Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.
    2. Of, relating to, or being a verb expressing the action or state of a single subject.
  6. Logic. Of or relating to the specific as distinguished from the general; individual.
n. Grammar
  1. The singular number or a form designating it.
  2. A word having a singular number.

[Middle English singuler, from Old French, from Latin singulāris, from singulus, single. See single.]

singularly sin'gu·lar·ly adv.
singularness sin'gu·lar·ness n.


nex・us


━━ n. (pl. ~(es)) 結びつき, 連結, 連鎖; 結合体[体系]; 【文法】ネクサス.
noun [C usually singular] FORMAL
an important connection between the parts of a system or a group of things:
Times Square is the nexus of the New York subway.

n., pl., nexus, or -us·es.
  1. A means of connection; a link or tie: "this nexus between New York's . . . real-estate investors and its . . . politicians" (Wall Street Journal).
  2. A connected series or group.
  3. The core or center: "The real nexus of the money culture [was] Wall Street" (Bill Barol).

[Latin, from past participle of nectere, to bind.]



These changes come largely thanks to David J. Burney, a polite Englishman who has lived here for 30-odd years and, since 2004, has been Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s commissioner for the Department of Design and Construction.



odd-lot intellectual

NYSE Moves to Prevent Odd-Lot Abuses
The NYSE imposed new limits on odd-lot trades -- typically trades of fewer than 100 shares -- to combat abuses after specialist firms complained to regulators.



odd-lot
n.
A quantity that differs from a standard trading unit, especially an amount of stock of fewer than 100 shares.

odd-lot odd'-lot' (ŏd'lŏt') adj.

2011年10月12日 星期三

euro,Europe integration,

Op-Ed: Loving Europe, but Not the Euro

Germans firmly believe in European integration, but they have never wholeheartedly embraced the euro.

歐元區可以走多遠?
2013可能是歐洲債務危機的分水嶺,但歐元區的一體性將因風險損失的內部化和轉移機制的加強而得到延續。在統一的貨幣政策和整合的財政政策下,歐元區將可能如同美國一樣以聯邦制運作。




euro
or Eu·ro (yʊr'ō) pronunciation
n., pl., -ro, or -ro, or -ros, or -ros.
The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

[After EUROPE.]

board sth up, demolition, keeper, Indo Board

Indo Board - Balance Trainer - Balance Training and Therapy for ...

indoboard.com/shop/ - 頁庫存檔 - 翻譯這個網頁
The Indo Board goal is to introduce a FUN and CHALLENGING way to exercise ...

indo board」的圖片搜尋結果





Turning a Web Page Into a Keeper
A free browser tool lets users store a Web page's content even if later the information is no longer retrievable.


THE fading colonial charm of the French-built Renakse Hotel in Phnom Penh has faded for good. The last guests have been pushed out and the windows boarded up. A property boom in the Cambodian capital has brought a whirl of demolition of old buildings, plans for new high-rise developments, and speculative investment in satellite towns.


board sth up phrasal verb [M]
to cover a door or window with wooden boards:
Shopkeepers are boarding up their windows in case rioting breaks out.


demolish
verb [T]
1 to completely destroy a building, especially in order to use the land for something else:
A number of houses were demolished so that the supermarket could be built.

2 to say or prove that an argument or theory is wrong:
He completely demolished all her arguments.

3 HUMOROUS to quickly eat all the food you have been given:
Joe demolished an enormous plateful of sausages and chips.

4 to easily defeat someone:
In a surprise result, Hibs demolished Rangers 5-0.

demolition
noun [C or U]
when something such as a building is destroyed:
the demolition of dangerous buildings
keeper

n.
  1. One that keeps, especially:
    1. An attendant, a guard, or a warden.
    2. One that has the charge or care of something: a lion keeper; the keeper of the budget.
    3. Sports. A goalkeeper.
  2. Football. A play made by the quarterback who keeps the ball after it is snapped and then runs with it.
  3. Informal. One that is worth keeping, especially a fish large enough to be legally caught.
shopkeeper
Meaning #1: a merchant who owns or manages a shop
Synonyms: tradesman, storekeeper, market keeper

2011年10月9日 星期日

iris, pattern-recognition, biometric

Iris recognition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Iris recognition is an automated method of biometric identification that uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of the irides of an ...
日本語

虹彩とは、瞳孔のまわりの色のついた部分。その上を覆う角膜は透明なので見えない。



2011年10月7日 星期五

intertwined, rub off on, ruboff, even ground

Apple Shares See Muted Reaction to Jobs's Death
Apple shares treaded fairly even ground Thursday following Steve Jobs's death, offering further evidence that company's stock price was no longer intertwined with the fate of the company's chairman, co-founder and visionary.


Police officials had assured Parliament, judges, lawyers and the public that there was no evidence of broad hacking.
Andrew Testa for The New York Times

Tabloids’ Stain Rubs Off on Scotland Yard

Testimony and new evidence indicate that Scotland Yard and News International were so intertwined that they both wanted to contain the phone-hacking investigation.

rub off on

Become transferred to another, influence through close contact, as in We hoped some of their good manners would rub off on our children. This idiom alludes to transferring something like paint to another substance by rubbing against it. [Mid-1900s]


ruboff

or rub-off (rŭb'ôf', -ŏf') pronunciation
n.

  1. An act or result of rubbing off: a ruboff of color onto the fabric.
  2. An influence or repercussion: a negative ruboff on marketers generated by dishonest practices.



Henry Adams is the author of Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock, to be published in November by Bloomsbury Press.



At first the government seemed intent on making sure AIG paid high interest rates for the taxpayer funds, but now those dreams seem to be over as officials have concluded the insurance company is so intertwined with other parts of the financial sector that its collapse would be much more expensive in the long run.


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intertwine Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to twist or be twisted together, or to be connected so as to be difficult to separate:
The town's prosperity is inextricably intertwined with the fortunes of the factory.
The trees' branches intertwined to form a dark roof over the path.

  • closely-intertwined with
  • 《be 〜》〜と密接{みっせつ}に関連し合う
  • complexly intertwined with related factors
  • 《be 〜》関連{かんれん}する要因{よういん}が複雑{ふくざつ}に絡み合う
  • deeply intertwined promise and peril
  • deeply-intertwined promise and perilより転送
    可能性{かのうせい}と危険{きけん}が複雑{ふくざつ}に絡み合った状態{じょうたい}
  • deeply-intertwined promise and peril
  • 可能性{かのうせい}と危険{きけん}が複雑{ふくざつ}に絡み合った状態{じょうたい}
  • intertwined in some way or other with one's life
  • 《be 〜》〜の人生{じんせい}に何らかの形でつながりを持った

2011年10月6日 星期四

residual, eft-behind , left-over


Transforming Manufacturing Waste into Profit
Every manufacturing process leaves waste, but Assistant Professor Deishin Lee believes much of this left-behind material can be put to productive—and profitable—use.
re·sid·u·al (rĭ-zĭj'ū-əl) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a residue.
  2. Remaining as a residue.
n.
  1. The quantity left over at the end of a process; a remainder.
  2. A payment made to a performer, writer, or director for each repeat showing of a recorded television show or commercial. Often used in the plural.
residually re·sid'u·al·ly adv.

[形]((形式))
1 残りの, 残余の, 余っている
residual income
(税引き後の)手取り収入.
2 《数学》余りの.
3 再放送料の.
4 《医学》(排出後まだ器官に)残っている
residual urine
残尿.
5 《物理学・地質学》残留の.
6 〈問題などが〉未解決の.
━━[名]
1 残余, 残り.
2 《数学》残差.
3 ((通例〜s))再放送料;放映料.
4 ((しばしば〜s))後遺症.
re・sid・u・al・ly
[副]残りとして.
adj. - 残りの, 余りの
n. - 残り, 残余, 誤差, 後遺症

2011年10月5日 星期三

Manners before Morals

"Manners before Morals"態度比道義還重要"

1947/11/2
胡適 在中央周刊 "援助與自助"
談中國當然需要美國貸款 不過美國在貸款時不要提出有傷他國民族尊嚴的條件
因為"態度比道義還重要"......

"Manners before morals," Mrs. Erlynne observes in Wilde's Lady Windemere's Fan (1892).

Manners before morals! Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.

Lady Windermere's Fan - The Insults of Oscar Wilde

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Whether the fogs produce the serious people or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don't know... Manners before morals! Many a woman has a past, ...

2011年10月4日 星期二

go to the ends of the earth, dig out

DealBook Special Section: Wall Street Goes to the Ends of the Earth The U.S. financial landscape hasn't been looking so hot recently. Europe is in the I.C.U. And with a slowdown in developed economies that doesn't look to be ending anytime soon, Wall Street is digging out its passport.

DealBook's Fall 2011 special section has an international flavor. Emerging markets, once thought of as the final frontier in deal-making, are taking on unprecedented importance for banks, hedge funds, and private equity investors.

But as firms expand their operations abroad, pitfalls can be plentiful. With regulatory, legal, and competitive challenges abroad, Wall Street firms looking for the deal from Ipanema may need more than Rosetta Stone and a smile.



go to the ends of the earth
to do as much as possible
Most people would go to the ends of the earth to make sure their child had the best possible doctor.
できる限りのことをする.
See also: earth, end

dig out
1. Extract, remove, as in He was determined to dig out every bit of metal he could find. [Late 1300s]
2. Find by searching for, as in He dug out his first contract from the file. [Mid-1800s]

times,age, epoch, season, plain, fair,





I. The Period

It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,

we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.

blockheaded, remunerate

Let’s hope that those who crafted it are well remunerated when the show returns to London. After all, ‘no man but a blockheaded ever wrote except for money.’

remunerate

(rĭ-myū'nə-rāt') pronunciation
tr.v., -at·ed, -at·ing, -ates.
  1. To pay (a person) a suitable equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered, or losses incurred; recompense.
  2. To compensate for; make payment for: remunerated his efforts.

[Latin remūnerārī, remūnerāt- : re-, re- + mūnerārī, to give (from mūnus, mūner-, gift).]

remunerability re·mu'ner·a·bil'i·ty (-nər-ə-bĭl'ĭ-tē) n.
remunerable re·mu'ner·a·ble adj.
remunerator re·mu'ner·a'tor n.


blockheaded

a.Stupid; dull.

2011年10月1日 星期六

shrink , headshrinker

Headshrinker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Head shrinker can mean:

headshrinker 是出草 獵人頭後處理法
俗稱shrink 為"心理醫生" 可能指 "最好閃開的人" 它又與headshrinker 有同義之聯想法已跟玉燕說該所謂德文為"性無能" impotency

shrink
  1. Slang. A psychotherapist.
erectile dysfunction.是否真為shrink 待查
以下的英文網頁有推測性的解釋,但正好證明美國人何以稱精神分析師為「縮頭者」已難於稽考。