2016年12月7日 星期三

squishy, pedestal, cannote, hit and run, millipede, Feel Squished


Imagine hundreds of squishy millipedes swarming a train track, then let your imagination do the rest

​A new species of millipede has been discovered in a cave in California.…
NEWATLAS.COM


The People Analytics group is in many ways fundamentally reshaping the way Google hires. For example, the company now de-emphasizes GPAs and university pedigree in favor of squishier attributes, such as “intellectual humility” and “learning ability.”

Picasso Returns to Paris Museum Pedestal

The museum reopened at more than twice its previous size, but the vast collection is arranged in a choppy, idiosyncratic way.

Millipedes – Yes, Millipedes – May Be Responsible for Australian Train Crash

Imagine hundreds of squishy millipedes swarming a train track, then let your imagination do the rest


millipede
 mil • li • pede
発音
míləpìːd
millipedeの変化形
millipedes (複数形)
[名]《動物》ヤスデ. 馬陸之類millipede
[ラテン語mīlipeda(mīle1000+pēs足)]

hit-and-run

打帶跑(日語:ヒットエンドラン,英文:Hit and run),就是俗稱的打跑,棒球比賽中時常見到的一種戰術,為壘上跑者提前起跑,打者不論好壞球都配合揮棒擊球,可達到 ...

(hĭt'n-rŭn')
adj.
  1. Being or involving the driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident, especially one in which a pedestrian or another vehicle has been struck.
  2. Baseball. Relating to or being a play in which a base runner starts to run on the pitch and the batter attempts to hit the ball to protect the runner.
  3. Involving or designed for swift specific action or effect: "a day of hit-and-run disturbances by bands of dissident students" (Alfonso Narvaez).


connote

(verb) Express or state indirectly.

Synonyms:imply

Usage:

The term "ladies" connotes females who are simultaneously put on a pedestal and patronized.

pedestal,
n.
An architectural support or base, as for a column or statue.
A support or foundation.
A position of high regard or adoration.

tr.v., -taled, or -talled, -tal·ing, or -tal·ling, -tals, or -tals.

To place on or provide with a pedestal.

[Obsolete French, from Italian piedestallo : piè, foot (from Latin pēs; see pedi-) + di, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + stallo, stall (of Germanic origin).]
pedestal
Line breaks: ped|es¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛdɪst(ə)l   /

NOUN

1The base or support on which a statue, obelisk, orcolumn is mounted:a bronze bust on a marble pedestal
1.1Each of the two supports of a kneehole desk or table.
1.2The supporting column or base of a washbasin ortoilet pan:[AS MODIFIER]:  a pedestal washbasin
2A position in which someone is greatly or uncriticallyadmired:It’s as if I’m on a pedestal and he worships me - I hatethatlast week’s leaders were knocked off their pedestal,losing their first game of the season

VERB (pedestalspedestallingpedestalledUS pedestals,pedestalingpedestaled)

[WITH OBJECT] (often as adjective pedestalled)Back to top  
Set or support on a pedestal:pedestalled dishes

Origin

mid 16th century: from French piédestal, from Italianpiedestallo, from piè 'foot' (from Latin pesped-, which later influenced the spelling) + di 'of' + stallo 'stall'.

squishy,
Pronunciation: /skwɪʃ /


Definition of squish in English:

VERB

1Make a soft squelching sound when walked on or in:the mud squished under my shoes
1.1informal Yield or cause to yield easily to pressure;squash:[NO OBJECT]: strawberries so ripe that they squished if picked too firmly[WITH OBJECT]: Naomi was furiously squishing herice cream in her bowl

NOUN

[IN SINGULAR]Back to top  
A soft squelching sound:the squish of wet sand between the toes

Origin

mid 17th century: imitative.

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