By BETTINA WASSENER
HONG KONG — Owners of dozens of buildings across the city drape the exteriors with enormous displays for the holidays — an expense that appears to be downturn-proof.
“We all look like a bag of Skittles,” said Jackie Polk, who was decked out in purple and who booked a $600 flight to Chicago from her home in Georgia for the taping. Another fan, Sally Rudy, told Gayle King, Ms. Winfrey’s best friend, who was wandering through the crowd with a video camera, that Ms. Winfrey had “helped me raise my children for the last 25 years.”
- [名]1 （同種中の）小さな［発育不全の］動物.2 ((英略式・軽蔑))小人, ちび；くだらないやつ.3 ((英方言))老木［朽ち木］の切り株；年とった牛；醜い老婆(hag).
- [形]（-i・er, -i・est）発育の止まった, いじけた, 小形の, ちびの.
tr.v., decked, deck·ing, decks.
- To clothe with finery; adorn. Often used with out: We were all decked out for the party.
- To decorate: decked the halls for the holidays.
[Dutch dekken, to cover, from Middle Dutch decken.]
Skittles may refer to: Skittles (confectionery), a small candy made in many flavors; Skittles (sport), a game from which bowling originated ...
- skittles (used with a sing. verb) A British form of ninepins, in which a wooden disk or ball is thrown to knock down the pins.
- One of the pins used in skittles.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]