One of the quirks of baseball is that the losing championship team often buys itself rings (for winning a pennant). What kind of ring should the 2015 Mets get?
The essence of Thatcherism was to oppose the status quo and bet on freedom—odd, since as a prim control freak, she was in some ways the embodiment of conservatism. She thought nations could become great only if individuals were set free. Her struggles had a theme: the right of individuals to run their own lives, as free as possible from the micromanagement of the state.
The term chemise or shirt can refer to the classic smock, or else can refer to certain modern types of women's undergarments and dresses. In the classical use it is a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils, the precursor to the modern shirts commonly worn in Western nations.
|flinty||(adjective) Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings.|
|Synonyms:||granitic, obdurate, stony|
|Usage:||He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed.|
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The Crazy Horse Paris dance troupe, known for its topless female performers, arrived in Singapore on Wednesday to launch the famous cabaret, as the prudish city-state tries to spice up its image and woo tourists. 2005
On the other hand, I know no prejudice so widely shared, no stereotype so facilely applied, as the notion that ''bourgeois'' means materialistic, philistine, narrow-minded, tasteless and prudish.
Chinese approach sex with an attitude that seems alternately more prudish and more open than that of Westerners.
a peculiar aspect of a person's character or behaviour.
"they accepted her attitude as one of her little quirks"
- fac • ile
- fǽsil | -sail
1 すらすらと動く, 軽快な, 楽々と活動する［働く］, 器用な, 達者な；上すべりな.
2 ((限定))((形式・軽蔑))たやすくなされた［得られた］；手軽な, 容易な.
［ラテン語facilis（facereなす＋-ILE＝なしやすい）. △DEFEAT, FACILITY］
tr.v., -port·ed, -port·ing, -ports.
- To expel from a country. See synonyms at banish.
- To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
[French déporter, to banish, from Latin dēportāre, to carry away : dē-, de- + portāre, to carry. Sense 2, Middle English, from Old French deporter, to behave, from Latin dēportāre.]
|deportment||(noun) The manner in which a person behaves, especially in physical bearing.|
|Synonyms:||demeanor, conduct, behavior|
|Usage:||Marilla had almost begun to despair of ever fashioning this waif of the world into her model little girl of demure manners and prim deportment.|
Pronunciation: /prim/Translate prim | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
adjective (primmer, primmest)
verb (prims, primming, primmed)[with object]
Origin:late 17th century (as a verb): probably ultimately from Old French prin, Provençal prim 'excellent, delicate', from Latin primus 'first'
1 〈人・行為などが〉堅苦しい, きちょうめんな；〈特に女性が〉取り澄ました.
2 〈身なり・庭などが〉きちんとした, 整った
prim and proper
1 〈身なり・場所などを〉きちんと整える((out, up)).2 〈顔などを〉堅くきっとする, 取り澄ます；〈口を〉きゅっと結ぶ((out, up)).
adj. - 呆板的, 裝出淑女模樣的, 拘謹的, 整齊的
v. tr. - 使顯得一本正經, 把...打扮得整齊
v. intr. - 顯得一本正經
adj., prim·mer, prim·mest.
- Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous.
- Strait-laced; prudish.
- Neat and trim: a prim hedgerow.
v., primmed, prim·ming, prims. v.tr.
- To fix (the face or mouth) in a prim expression.
- To make prim, as in dress or appearance.
To assume a prim expression.
[Possibly from obsolete prim, formal or demure person, perhaps from Old French prin, first, delicate. See prime.]
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prudish - Cached Adjective. prudish (comparative more prudish, superlative most prudish). of excessive propriety; easily offended or shocked, especially by sexual matters ...
[形]（性的な事柄に対して）上品ぶった, 澄ました, 淑女ぶった.
v., poised, pois·ing, pois·es. v.tr.
To carry or hold in equilibrium; balance.
To be balanced or held in suspension; hover.
- A state of balance or equilibrium; stability.
- Freedom from affectation or embarrassment; composure.
- The bearing or deportment of the head or body; mien.
- A state or condition of hovering or being suspended.
[Middle English poisen, to balance, weigh, from Old French peser, pois-, from Vulgar Latin *pēsāre, from Latin pēnsāre.]
Pronunciation: /frēk/Translate freak | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Children's Animal Masks and Pendants Recalled by Team Work Trading Due to Risk of Lead Exposuren.
[F., orig. p. pr. of pendre to hang, L. pendere. Cf. Pendent, Pansy, Pensive, Poise, Ponder.]
1. Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental character; as to a chandelier or an eardrop; also, an appendix or addition, as to a book.
Some hang upon the pendants of her ear.Pope.
Many . . . have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.Keightley.
2. (Arch.) A hanging ornament on roofs, ceilings, etc., much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture, where it is of stone, and an important part of the construction. There are imitations in plaster and wood, which are mere decorative features. «[A bridge] with . . . pendants graven fair.» Spenser.
3. (Fine Arts) One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase.
4. A pendulum. [Obs.] Sir K. Digby.
5. The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended. [U.S.] Knight.
Pendant post (Arch.), a part of the framing of an open timber roof; a post set close against the wall, and resting upon a corbel or other solid support, and supporting the ends of a collar beam or any part of the roof.
- ━━ n. ペンダント; 【建】つりランプ, シャンデリア; 【海事】＝pennant; 付属物.━━ a. ＝pendent.