2016年8月8日 星期一

squeal, newsy, pipsqueak, pro bono, hindsight, pipsqueak to powerhouse

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The lesson of history is that it's nearly impossible to know whether a price boom was or was not a bubble without the benefit of a comfortable period of hindsight. And even with hindsight it will often be clear that a "bubble" wasn't so much a bubble as a reasonable bet on a particular view of the future which turned out to be mistaken http://econ.st/173enrn


A Better Secret Court

By JAMES G. CARR

Having "pro bono publico" lawyers challenge the government's requests for surveillance will result in better judicial outcomes.
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報導指出,看了開幕式就會注意到,有個參賽隊伍,給人不是滋味觀感,這個隊伍叫「中華台北」(Chinese Taipei),這面旗幟,不屬任何國家,中華台北也不是真實的地名….

Ads Seek Support for 21st Century 'Newsies'
By STUART ELLIOTT 10 minutes ago
The Buntin Group produces a pro bono campaign for a nonprofit group in Nashville that publishes a so-called street newspaper, The Contributor.







Apple's record-breaking valuation
From pipsqueak to powerhouse







The tech giant becomes the most valuable public company in history (52)


In Hindsight's The '00s: Boom and bust, then boom and bust again
San Jose Mercury News
Yahoo, the Sunnyvale Web portal that had become an online content powerhouse in the '90s, signed on to use search results from Internet upstart Google (a ...


newsy
(nū'zē, nyū'-) 

adj. Informal, -i·er, -i·est.

Full of news; informative.

newsiness news'i·ness n.
newsy
ˈnjuːzi/
informal
adjective
  1. 1.
    full of news, especially of a personal kind.
    "Susan's short, newsy letters"
noun
US
  1. 1.
    a reporter.
  2. 2.
    a newsboy.

pro bono

音節
pro bo • no
発音
prou bóunou
[形][副]〈仕事が〉無料[善意]で行われる
pro bono publico
公益のために[の]
a pro bono attorney
公益奉仕弁護士
on a pro bono basis
公共奉仕制で.
[ラテン語「利益のために, 正しく, 道徳的に」]
(prō bō') pronunciation
adj.
Done without compensation for the public good: a lawyer's pro bono work.

[Latin prō bonō (publicō), for the (public) good : prō, for + bonō, ablative of bonum, the good.]


Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/pro-bono#ixzz2CxOMjTgR
('zē, nyū'-) pronunciation
adj. Informal, -i·er, -i·est.
Full of news; informative.

newsiness news'i·ness n.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/newsy#ixzz2CxNohEDY

pípsquèak[píp・squèak]

[名]((略式))つまらないもの[人].

noun
noun, dated military

1:
Someone (or something) contemptible or insignificant. (1910 —) .

2:
A small high-velocity shell. (1915 —) .

A. G. Empey Pip Squeak, Tommy's term for a small German shell which makes a 'pip' and then a 'squeak', when it comes over (1917).

3:
A short, high-pitched sound; (the noise of) a car- or bicycle-horn. (1927 — 63).

4:
dated military A radio transmitter used to establish an aeroplane's position. (1943 —) .



hind·sight (hīnd'sīt') pronunciation
n.
  1. Perception of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred.
  2. The rear sight of a firearm.

noun

understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed:with hindsight, I should never have gone


Definition of pip
noun



  • a small hard seed in a fruit.
  • South African the stone of soft fruits such as peaches and plums.
Phrases



squeeze someone until the pips squeak

British informal extract the maximum amount of money from someone.
Derivatives

pipless

adjective

Origin:

late 18th century: abbreviation of pippin
 squeak  noun



  • a short, high-pitched sound or cry:the door opened with a slight squeak
  • [with negative] a single remark or communication:I didn’t hear a squeak from him for months

verb

[no object]
  • 1make a high-pitched sound or cry:he oiled the hinges to stop them squeaking
  • [with direct speech] say something in a nervous or excited high-pitched tone:‘You’re scaring me,’ she squeaked
  • informal inform on someone: I have assured them that you will not squeak
  • 2 [with adverbial] informal succeed in achieving something by a very narrow margin:the bill squeaked through with just six votes to spare

Origin: late Middle English (as a verb): imitative; compare with Swedish skväka 'croak', also with squeal and shriek. The noun dates from the early 17th century


squeal
skwiːl/
noun
  1. 1.
    a long, high-pitched cry or noise.
    "they drew up with a squeal of brakes"
    synonyms:screechscreamshrieksquawkhowlcrywailsquallyawpyelpshrill
    "they drew up with a squeal of brakes"
verb
  1. 1.
    make a squeal.
    "the girls squealed with delight"
    synonyms:screechscreamshrieksquawkhowlcrywailsquallyawpyelpshrill
    "the taxi squealed to a halt"

  2. 2.
    informal
    inform on someone to the police or a person in authority.
    "she feared they would victimize her for squealing on their pals"
    synonyms:inform (on/against), act as an informer, tell tales (on), sneak (on), report,give away, be disloyal (to), sell out, stab in the back; More

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