2016年8月14日 星期日

chaser, racing bib/mind, plucked bibs and bobs, a gazpacho

Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chodron on the value of powering down our electronic devices and using the silence to quiet the racing mind.


"I did it for Boston."
MEB KEFLEZIGHI, who won the Boston Marathon, wearing a racing bib inscribed with the names of those killed in the bombing last year.

I plucked bibs and bobs of turtle from between the top shell and underbelly. It was bitter, spicy in that classically Sichuanese way, and startlingly good. It was paired with a mouth-cooling chaser, a gazpacho of coconut milk and buoyant tapioca balls.

gaz·pa·cho (gə-spä'chō, gəz-pä'-) pronunciation

n., pl., -chos.
A chilled soup made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, and herbs.

[Spanish, probably of Mozarabic origin, akin to Spanish caspicias, remainders, worthless things.]


  1. One that chases or pursues another: a chaser of criminals.
  2. A drink, as of beer or water, taken after hard liquor.
chaserssomething non alcoholic to drink as well as the hard liquor being consumed simultaneously.
coke = chaser to pretty much anything. coca cola and smirnoff

牛津大學辭典的解釋是獨排眾義: informal A strong alcoholic drink taken after a weaker one:drinking pints of bitter with vodka chasers


chaser - Wiktionary

chaser (plural chasers)
  1. A person or thing (ship, plane, car, etc.) that chases[from 14th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  2. Originally, a horse used for hunting; now, a horse trained for steeplechasing, a steeplechaser[from 14th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  3. (archaic) A hunter[from 15th c.]
  4. Someone who chases metal; a person who decorates metal by engraving or embossing. [from 18th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  5. A tool used for cleaning out screw threads, either as an integral part of a tap or die to remove waste material produced by the cutting tool, or as a separate tool to repair damaged threads. [from 19th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  6. A mild drink consumed immediately after a drink of hard liquor[from 19th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  7. (Israel) A shot of hard liquor.
  8. (logging, obsolete) Someone that follows logs out of the forest in order to signal a yarder engineer to stop them if they become fouled - also called a frogger [quotations ▼]
  9. (logging) one who unhooks chokers from the logs at the landing.  [quotations ▼]
  10. One of a series of adjacent light bulbs that cycle on and off to give the illusion of movement.
  11. (nautical) A chase gun.

  1. [名]
  2. (1)追っ手;追跡者[物];猟師,狩猟家.
  3. (2)追撃機;追撃砲(chase gun);駆潜艇(submarine chaser).
  4. 2 ((略式))チェーサー:強い酒のあとに飲む炭酸水または軽い酒.
  5. 3 ((主に英))《演劇》最後の幕[曲目].
  6. 4 ((米俗))女たらし.
  7. 5 ((俗))仕事のせきたて役.
  8. 6 障害レース用の競走馬.

A new hangover helper called "Chaser



v., bobbed, bob·bing, bobs. v.tr.
  1. To hit lightly and quickly; tap.
  2. To cause to move up and down: bobbed my head in response to the question.
  1. To move up and down: a cork bobbing on the water.
  2. To grab at floating or hanging objects with the teeth: bobbed for apples.
  3. To curtsy or bow.
  1. A tap or light blow.
  2. A quick, jerky movement of the head or body.
phrasal verb:
bob up
  1. To appear or arise unexpectedly or suddenly.
[Middle English bobben, to move up and down, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]

bob2 (bŏb) pronunciation
  1. A small, knoblike pendent object, such as a plumb bob.
  2. A fishing float or cork.
  3. A small lock or curl of hair.
  4. A woman's or child's short haircut.
  5. Informal. Surgical shortening or reshaping of the nose.
  6. The docked tail of a horse.
    1. A bobsled.
    2. A bob skate.

v., bobbed, bob·bing, bobs. v.intr.
To fish with a bob.

To cut short or reshape: bobbed her hair; had his nose bobbed.

[Middle English bobbe, cluster of fruit.]


1 よだれ掛け;(前掛けの)胸部, 胸当て.
2 《フェンシング》のど当て.
3 《魚》ビブ:小形のタラ.
bib and tucker
dress in one's best bib and tucker
put [stick] one's bib
((豪俗))(…に)干渉する((in ...)).
━━[動](〜bed, 〜・bing)(他)(自)((古))大酒を飲む.


Syllabification: bib


  • 1A piece of cloth or plastic fastened around a person’s neck to keep their clothes clean while eating.

  • 1.1The part above the waist of the front of an apron or pair of overalls.

  • 1.2A loose-fitting, sleeveless garment worn for identification, especially by competitors and officials at sporting events.

  • 1.3A patch of color on the throat of a bird or other animal: a black bird with a white bib


one's best bib and tucker

informal One’s finest clothes.


late 16th century: probably from bib2.


A baby bib

A baby wearing a bib while being fed
A bib is a garment worn hanging from the neck on the chest to protect clothing from spilt food. Bibs are frequently used by children, especially infants, but also by some adults. Bibs are also worn when consuming certain "messy" foods, such as lobster.


The word, reported in English since 1580, stems from a verb bibben "to drink" (c.1380), from Latin bibere, either because it was worn while drinking or because it "soaked up" spills.

Other uses

Part of garment

The bib of an apron
The term bib may also refer to the part of a garment that covers the chest. For instance, an apron that covers the chest may be referred to as a bib apron. The part of a jumper dress or of an overall that covers the chest may also be referred to as a bib.


In sport, it may refer to a garment that used by a team to identify themselves on the field of play (a jersey), or to identify a participant in a competition with a start number ("bib number"). Powerlifters wear a bib benchpress shirt across their chest area to help them lift more weight. In Netball, bibs are used by the umpire to identify players' positions so it can be determined who is within their allowed area


Paper bibs are also commonly used in dentist offices to protect the patient's clothing during checkups and cleanings. Another medical use is during an x-ray, a lead bib can be put over a patient to prevent the radiation from spreading to parts other than the part of the body being tested.