Yes, it's that time of the year again. Oxford Dictionaries has chosen “vape” – the act of inhaling from an electronic cigarette – as its word of 2014 after use of the term more than doubled over the last year
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With little regulation, Oklahoma City has become an e-cigarette boomtown where "vapers" flock to vapor shops to buy the smoking alternative products, which include nicotine liquids.
The author of "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" prefers books with action: "I don't like overrefinement, or to dwell in the heads of vaporous ladies with fine sensibilities."
Cats largely prey on non-native mice and rats in densely populated urban areas where native wildlife is scarce, the research shows.
By contrast, cats in suburban and rural areas kill mostly native mice, shrews, voles, squirrels and rabbits.
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If Apple's plastic iPhone stand doesn't seem a substantial enough vessel for your beloved iPhone 4S, Element Case has built the Vapor iPhone dock, a dense half-pound of machined aluminum anodized in silver or black.
- preys (複数形) • preyed (過去形) • preyed (過去分詞) • preying (現在分詞) • preys (三人称単数現在)
1 [U]((またa 〜))（肉食動物の）えじき((of, to ...))；（他人・病気などの）犠牲（者）, 被害者, 食いもの, とりこ((of, for, to ...))
3 ((古))獲物, 戦利品, 略奪物；《聖書》（争いの場から）救出したもの〈『聖』エレミヤ書21：9〉
━━[動](自)［prey on ［upon］ A］
1 〈獣などが〉〈A（他の動物）を〉捕食する, えじきにする
Lions prey on zebras.
4 〈高利貸・詐欺師などが〉〈A（人）を〉食いものにする, だます.
prey on：片語，捕食、掠奪、以……為食。例句：The lions prey on deers and other wild animals. （獅子捕食鹿與其他野生動物。）
- im • mi • nent
- A distinctive, often agreeable odor. See synonyms at fragrance, smell.
- A perfume: an expensive French scent.
- An odor left by the passing of an animal.
- The trail of a hunted animal or fugitive.
- The sense of smell: a bear's keen scent.
- A hint of something imminent; a suggestion: caught the scent of a reconciliation.
v., scent·ed, scent·ing, scents. v.tr.
- To perceive or identify by the sense of smell: dogs scenting their prey.
- To suspect or detect as if by smelling: scented danger.
- To fill with a pleasant odor; perfume: when blossoms scent the air.
To hunt prey by means of the sense of smell. Used of hounds.
[Middle English sent, from senten, to scent, from Old French sentir, from Latin sentīre, to feel.]scentless scent'less adj.
: to expose to or treat with fumes
: to give off in fumes <fuming thick black smoke>
a : a smoke, vapor, or gas especially when irritating or offensive
fumes> b : an often noxious suspension of particles in a gas (as air)
: something (as an emotion) that impairs one's reasoning
fumes of patriotism — Matthew Arnold>
: a state of excited irritation or anger —usually used in the phrase in a fume
— fumy adjective
— on fumes
: with little of the original strength or energy remaining
Definition of vapournoun
- [count noun] Physics a gaseous substance that is below its critical temperature, and can therefore be liquefied by pressure alone. Compare with gas.