2016年7月26日 星期二

coup, contract, skullduggery, fornication , donor-stroking, master stroke


This is a major coup for Amazon.

The British government has agreed to let Amazon test delivery drones, while U.S. regulations still forbid it.
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 His house rules for a New Year's Eve party at his Hampstead home: "Fornication, madness, murder, drunkenness, shouting, shrieking, leaping polite conversation and the breaking of bones, such jollities constitute acceptable behaviour, but no acting allowed."

Obama Grows Reliant on Prolific Big-Money Donors

Opening Ceremony review: Palace coup provides Danny Boyle's master stroke

Olympic opening ceremony


New York City announced a five-year deal with Microsoft for an array of computer services, a coup for the tech giant in its battle against Google for municipal contracts.


China Non-Manufacturing Contracts for First Time Since Feb.
BusinessWeek
3 (Bloomberg) -- China's non-manufacturing industries contracted in November after the government's curbs on property and lending damped demand. A purchasing managers' index for November fell to 49.7 from 57.7 the previous month, the China Federation ...


No one trusted Glenn enough to invest in his new business venture, as he had a history of skullduggery.



stroke[stroke1]

  • 発音記号[stróuk]
[名]
1 (武器などで)打つこと, 打撃;一打ち;(雷の)一撃
at a [one] stroke
一撃で;一挙に
with one stroke of the ax
おのの一撃で.
2 ((通例a 〜))(災難などの)一撃;脳卒中;(卒中・中風などの)発作((of ...))
a fatal stroke
死の一撃(卒中など)
havesuffer] a stroke
脳卒中で倒れる.
3 (反復運動の)一動き;《機械》同一直線上の往復運動(距離)
a stroke of a pendulum
振子の一振り.
4 (テニス・ゴルフ・ビリヤードなどの)一打ち;打法, ストローク
an overhand stroke
打ちおろし;上手投げ.
5 《水泳》泳法;一掻(か)き;[U][C]一こぎ;漕法;整調(手), ストローク(stroke oar)
row with steady strokes of the oar
着実なオールさばきでこぐ.
6 ((ふつう否定文で))((略式))ひと働き;努力, 奮闘;手腕;手柄;成功
a fine administrative stroke
みごとな行政手腕
I didn't do a stroke of work all day.
一日まったく仕事をしなかった.
7 (ペンの)一筆, 一なで, (彫刻刀などの)一彫り;(タイプライターの)一打ち;一画, 字画, 一筆, (一彫りなどの)跡;筆[彫刻刀など]の運び;(文学作品の)特色ある筆致, 効果的な仕上げ
a bold stroke
大胆な筆使い;大胆な手法.
8 (時計・鐘などの)一打ち;鳴る音, 打音, (心臓の)鼓動, 脈拍
atonthe stroke of twelve
12時が鳴ると;12時きっかりに.
9 (運の)偶然のめぐり合わせ, 突発;ひらめき((of ...)).
9 (運の)偶然のめぐり合わせ, 突発;ひらめき((of ...))
a simple stroke of fate
運命のまったくのめぐり合わせ.
10 (and/orなどの選択を意味する)斜線.
a stroke above ...
…より一枚上手(うわて).
at a [one, single] stroke/in one stroke
一気に, 一挙に.
put a person off his stroke
((略式))〈人の〉(仕事などの)調子を狂わせる.
with [at] a stroke of the pen
書類へのサインだけで.
━━[動](他)
1 …に(ペンなどで)線[画]をつける;…を(線を引いて)消す((out)).
2 〈ボート・クルーの〉整調としてこぐ;〈ボートの〉艇員のピッチ[漕法]を示す.
3 〈ボールを〉打つ.

máster stròke[máster stròke]

みごとな腕前, 絶妙な処置, 神技.


skullduggery

or skul·dug·ger·y (skŭl-dŭg'ə-rē) pronunciation
n., pl., -ger·ies, or -ger·ries.
Crafty deception or trickery or an instance of it.

[Probably alteration of Scots sculduddery, obscenity, fornication.]



fornication

Syllabification: (for·ni·ca·tion)
Pronunciation: /ˌfôrniˈkāSHən/
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noun

formal or humorous
sexual intercourse between people not married to each other:laws forbidding adultery and fornication

contract
(kŏn'trăkt') pronunciation
n.
    1. An agreement between two or more parties, especially one that is written and enforceable by law. See synonyms at bargain.
    2. The writing or document containing such an agreement.
  1. The branch of law dealing with formal agreements between parties.
  2. Marriage as a formal agreement; betrothal.
  3. Games.
    1. The last and highest bid of a suit in one hand in bridge.
    2. The number of tricks thus bid.
    3. Contract bridge.
  4. A paid assignment to murder someone: put out a contract on the mobster's life.

v., -tract·ed, -tract·ing, -tracts. (kən-trăkt', kŏn'trăkt') v.tr.
  1. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement: contract a marriage.
  2. To acquire or incur: contract obligations; contract a serious illness.
    1. To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
    2. To pull together; wrinkle.
  3. Grammar. To shorten (a word or words) by omitting or combining some of the letters or sounds, as do not to don't.
v.intr.
  1. To enter into or make an agreement: contract for garbage collection.
  2. To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together: The pupils of the patient's eyes contracted.
phrasal verb:
contract out
  1. To engage a person outside an organization by contract to undertake or produce.
[Middle English, from Latin contractus, past participle of contrahere, to draw together, make a contract : com-, com- + trahere, to draw.]
contractibility con·tract'i·bil'i·ty or con·tract'i·ble·ness n.
contractible con·tract'i·ble adj.






coup () pronunciation


n., pl., coups (kūz).
  1. A brilliantly executed stratagem; a triumph. An instance of successfully achieving something difficult:
  2. it was a major coup to get such a prestigious contract
    1. A coup d'état.
    2. A sudden appropriation of leadership or power; a takeover: a boardroom coup.
  3. Among certain Native American peoples, a feat of bravery performed in battle, especially the touching of an enemy's body without causing injury.
idiom:
count coup
  1. Among certain Native American peoples, to ceremoniously recount one's exploits in battle.
[French, stroke, from Old French colp, from Late Latin colpus, from Latin colaphus, from Greek kolaphos.]

coup[coup]

  • 発音記号[kúː][名]
1 クーデター(coup d'état)
stage a coup
クーデターを起こす.
2 大当たり, 大成功;大仕事, 大活躍, 大手柄
makepull off] a great coup
大当たりをとる, 大成功を収める.
[フランス語]

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