2015年11月23日 星期一

gridiron, end runs, may well, preppy

THE GAME 2015: Harvard-Yale weekend, off the field
Each year, much is said, here at Yale and over at Harvard, about the storied football game that is annually played between the schools in mid-November. But the Harvard-Yale rivalry has come to encompass more than The Game, and the weekend extends beyond four quarters of football. Here’s what else took place this weekend, off the gridiron.


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may wellIf you say that something may well happen, you mean that it is likely to happen:She may well not want to travel alone.

We must do better with end runs, and we can.

In gridiron football, an end run is a running play in which the player carrying the ball tries to avoid being tackled by running outside the end of the offensive line. It is distinct from a dive, which is a run "up the middle", or an off-tackle run, which is a run through the inside gap created by the offensive tackle.
Colloquially, it has come to mean an attempt to avoid a difficult situation by dodging it without confronting it directly, or to attempt to circumvent someone's authority by appealing to a different authority.[1][2]


drop box (technical )
An electric outlet box hung from above, as in a theater stagehouse where it is fed by a cable from the overhead gridiron.


gridiron
ˈɡrɪdʌɪən/
noun
  1. 1.
    a frame of parallel bars or beams, typically in two sets forming a grid, in particular:
  2. 2.
    a field for American football, marked with regularly spaced parallel lines.



preppy

Line breaks: preppy
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛpi /

(also preppie)INFORMAL, chiefly US

NOUN (plural preppies)

A pupil or graduate of an expensive prep school, or a person resembling such a pupil in dress or appearance.

ADJECTIVE (preppierpreppiest)

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Of or typical of a pupil or graduate of an expensive prep school, especially with reference to their neat style of dress:the preppy look

Origin

early 20th century: from prep school -y2.

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