2016年6月27日 星期一

Bullion, trim, trimming, Fort Knox, ragged

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Fort Knox

U.S. military reservation, northern Kentucky, U.S., southwest of Louisville. Occupying an area of 110,000 acres (44,510 hectares), it was established in 1918 as Camp Knox and became a permanent military post in 1932. The U.S. Gold Bullion Depository, a bombproof structure protected by elaborate security devices, was built there in 1936 to hold the bulk of the country's gold. Since 1940 it has been the U.S. Army Armor Headquarters and the site of associated training schools.

Bullion
n.
    1. Gold or silver considered with respect to quantity rather than value.
    2. Gold or silver in the form of bars, ingots, or plates.
  1. A heavy lace trimming made of twisted gold or silver threads.
[Middle English, ingot of precious metal, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French billon (from bille, stick; see billon) and from Old French bouillon, bubble on the surface of boiling liquid (from boilir, to boil; see boil1).]



trim[trim]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[trím]

[動](〜med, 〜・ming)(他)
1 〈芝・生け垣などを〉刈り込んで整える, 手入れする;〈枯れ枝を〉おろす;〈材木などを〉削って(必要な形に)仕上げる, …のかど[ふち]を落とす
trim a person's hair
調髪する
trim one's nails
つめを切る
trim (up) a garden
庭を手入れする.
2III[名]([副])]〈よけいなものを〉(…から)取り除く((away, off/off ...));〈予算・経費などを〉削減する
trim away the ragged edges
(布の)ボロボロのへりを切り取る
trim the fat off pork
豚肉からあぶら身を取る
trim (down) expenditures
出費を切り詰める.
3 …に(…の)飾りをつける((with ...));((米))〈ショーウインドーなどを〉見ばえよく並べる[飾る];((〜 -self))((古))身なりを整える((up))
trim a Christmas tree with tinsel and lights
クリスマスツリーに金ぴかの飾りと電球をつける
trim up the house
家をこぎれいにかたづける.
4 〈方針・意見などを〉都合よく変える[調整する].
5 (積み荷などの位置をかえて)〈船・飛行機の〉釣り合いをとる;〈帆を〉風向き[針路]に合わせて調整する
trim the sail
(船が)帆を整えて進む.
6 《演劇》〈移動式の背景を〉適当な位置・高さに配置する.
7 〈ランプ・火力などを〉調整する.
8 ((米略式))〈人を〉ひどくしかる, 殴る;(スポーツで)…を完敗させる;〈人を〉(賭(か)け・商売などで)負かす, ごまかす;〈人から〉金をだまし取る.
━━(自)
1 〈船が〉釣り合いがとれる;(風向き・針路に合わせて)帆を調整する.
2 〈政治家などが〉中道政策をとる;日和見をする;妥協する.
━━[名]
1 ((a 〜))刈り[切り]整えること;刈り[切り]取られた物;(髪型を変えない)調髪;《映画》カットされたフィルム
Just a trim please.
ただ刈るだけにしてください.
2 [U]((略式))(人・物の)状態, 正常な状態, 整頓(せいとん), きちんとした状態;(心身の)ぐあい, 調子, 気分
in trim
整って;(心身の)ぐあいがよく
out of trim
不整頓で;(心身の)ぐあいが悪く
be in goodpoor] trim for ...
…の準備ができている[いない]
be in no trim for ...
(人が)…をする体調ではない
run oneself into trim
走って体調を整える.
3 飾り, 装飾(物).
4 ((米))
(1) (ショーウインドーの)商品の飾りつけ.
(2) 《建築》内部の木造部;(窓枠・戸などの)木部.
(3) (自動車の)内装;外装.
5 [U][C]
(1) (船の)出航準備状態;(船の)バランス;適帆;(潜水艦の)浮上能力状態.
(2) (機体の)姿勢.
6 服装;容姿;晴れ着;(船の)装備
in one's traveling trim [=in trim for traveling
旅の服装で
be in fightingsailing] trim
戦闘[出帆]準備をしている.
7 ((米俗))敗北.
━━[形](〜・mer, 〜・mest)
1 〈人・物が〉こぎれいな, きちんとした;引き締まった;よい状態の
a trim body
均整のとれた体
a beautifully trim garden
手入れの行き届いた庭.
2 ((古))〈船が〉準備[装備]の整った.
━━[副]きちんと, こぎれいに, 整頓して.
[古英語trymman(trum強い+-an不定詞語尾)]
trim・ly
[副]きちんと, こぎれいに.
trim・ness
[名]


rag
(răg) pronunciation
n.
    1. A scrap of cloth.
    2. A piece of cloth used for cleaning, washing, or dusting.
  1. rags Threadbare or tattered clothing.
  2. Cloth converted to pulp for making paper.
  3. A scrap; a fragment.
  4. Slang. A newspaper, especially one specializing in sensationalism or gossip.
  5. The stringy central portion and membranous walls of a citrus fruit.
idiom:
on the rag Vulgar Slang.
  1. Menstruating.
  2. Irritable; grouchy.
[Middle English ragge, from Old English *ragg, from Old Norse *rögg, woven tuft of wool.]

rag2 (răg) pronunciation
tr.v., ragged, rag·ging, rags.
  1. Slang. To tease or taunt. See synonyms at banter.
  2. Slang. To berate; scold.
  3. Chiefly British. To play a joke on.
  4. Sports. In ice hockey, to maintain possession of (the puck) by outmaneuvering opposing players, especially so as to kill a penalty.
n. Chiefly British
A practical joke; a prank.

[Origin unknown.]

rag3 (răg) pronunciation
n.
  1. A roofing slate with one rough surface.
  2. Chiefly British. A coarsely textured rock.
[Origin unknown.]

rag4 (răg) pronunciation
tr.v., ragged, rag·ging, rags.
To compose or play (a piece) in ragtime.

n.
A piece written in ragtime.

[Perhaps from RAGGED.]
[名]
1
(1) [U][C]((〜s))布くず, ぼろ切れ, ぼろくず
worn to rags
ぼろぼろになって
tear to rags
ずたずたに引き裂く.
(2) ((ふつう複合語))小切れ
a washrag [=a dishrag
ふきん.
(3) ((〜s))(特に)ぼろ服
go about in rags
ぼろ服を着て歩く.
2 (一般に)切れ端, 断片, くず
a rag of cloud
ちぎれ雲.
3 ((略式))つまらぬ物;くだらない人間;三流紙[誌];((軽蔑・おどけて))布製の品物(旗・ハンカチ・カーテンなど)
the local rag
地方の三流紙.
4 みすぼらしい風体の人;疲れきった人.
5 (かんきつ類の実の)芯(しん), 皮.
6 粗硬岩;屋根用スレート.

rag[rag2]
  

  • 発音記号[rǽg]
  •  

((略式))[動](〜ged, 〜・ging)(他)
1 ((米))〈人を〉しかる, にきびしく言う.
2 …を(…で)いじめる, からかう((about, for ...));((英古風))…に悪ふざけする((on)).
━━[名]((英))冗談, からかい, (大学生などの)悪ふざけ, 「ストーム」, 騒ぎ, (権威に挑戦する)騒動;(大学生による一連の)慈善行事(▼この催しのある日[週]はrag day [week]).



ragged

Syllabification: (rag·ged)
Pronunciation: /ˈragid/

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adjective

  • 1(of cloth or clothes) old and torn.
  • (of a person) wearing old and torn clothes:a ragged child
  • 2having a rough, irregular, or uneven surface, edge, or outline:a ragged coastline
  • lacking finish, smoothness, or uniformity:the ragged discipline of the players
  • (of a sound) rough or uneven:his breathing became ragged
  • (of an animal) having a rough, shaggy coat:a pair of ragged ponies
  • Printing (especially of a right margin) uneven because the lines are unjustified.
  • 3suffering from exhaustion or stress:he looked a little ragged, a little shadowy beneath the eyes



Phrases





run someone ragged

exhaust someone by making them undertake a lot of physical activity.

Derivatives





raggedly

adverb




raggedness

noun

Origin:

Middle English: of Scandinavian origin; compare with Old Norse rǫgvathr 'tufted' and Norwegian ragget 'shaggy'

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