2016年10月4日 星期二

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Britain’s Immigration Vapors A10


Giving up EU market access to get migrant curbs is a bad trade.


Stadiums, stadiums everywhere; but not enough to eat. Ordinary Ethiopians scent folly on the government's big spending project:It makes no sense.

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



Vaping has already cemented itself into the zeitgeist. Everyone from Kevin Spacey's character in the US political drama, House of Cards, to Cara Delevingne, Johnny Depp, Snoop Dogg and dancers in a recent Lily Allen video enjoy vaping. But is it as safe as you think?

Vaping is ever more popular, but is it a smoking cure or a new hazard?
As the latest figures show that young people are turning away from...
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  Vapor Boomtown

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.
Smoking is falling in most rich countries, but "vaping" is rising. In Europe 7m people are thought to be using e-cigarettes, which vaporise a solution containing nicotine without the toxins from burning tobacco. Sales of e-cigs in America may treble this year, according to figures from Bonnie Herzog of Wells Fargo, a bank http://econ.st/1bMgxzg
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Hilary Mantel: By the Book

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."

Timbuktu tensions

Malians' fears of Islamist attacks after imminent French withdrawal


Cats largely prey on non-native mice and rats in densely populated urban areas where native wildlife is scarce, the research shows.

研究顯示,在人口稠密的都市區,原生野生動物稀少,貓多半獵食非原生的大小老鼠。

By contrast, cats in suburban and rural areas kill mostly native mice, shrews, voles, squirrels and rabbits.

相較之下,郊區和鄉下的貓大部分捕食原生的小老鼠、鼩鼱、田鼠、松鼠和野兔。


Congress Fumes Over Made-in-China U.S. Olympics Uniforms

Harry Reid suggests organizers "take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them.”

NYC Releases Controversial Teacher Rankings


The public release of 18,000 teacher evaluations has left the union fuming.

workers scent power

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.




folly 

Pronunciation: /ˈfɒli/ 

NOUN (plural follies)

1[MASS NOUN] Lack of good sense; foolishness:an act of sheer folly
1.1[COUNT NOUN] A foolish act, idea, or practice:the follies of youth

2A costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park.
prey
発音
préi
preyの変化形
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)
[名]
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 ...))
make (a) prey of ...
…をえじき[食いもの]にする
fallbe, become] a prey to temptation
誘惑のとりこになる
be an easy prey for hunters
狩猟家のいいカモになる.
2 [U]捕食(の習性), 捕獲
a beast of prey
肉食獣
a bird of prey
猛禽(もうきん).
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.
ライオンはシマウマをえじきにする.
2 〈心配・病気などが〉〈A(人・心)を〉苦しめる, 悩ます
The rumor preyed upon his mind.
うわさが彼の心を悩ました.
3 ((文))〈海賊などが〉〈A(場所・物)を〉略奪[強奪]する.
4 〈高利貸・詐欺師などが〉〈A(人)を〉食いものにする, だます.
[古フランス語←ラテン語praeda(戦利品, 獲物)]
prey・er
[名]
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。)


imminent


音節
im • mi • nent
発音
ímənənt
[形]
1 〈悪い事が〉今にも起ころうとしている, 切迫した, 一触即発の
an imminent catastrophe
差し迫った破局
War is imminent.
今にも戦争になりそうだ.
2 ((古))突き出た.
[ラテン語imminēns (in-上に+minēreぶらさがる+-ent現在分詞語尾=ぶらさがっている)]
im・mi・nent・ly
[副]
im・mi・nent・ness
[名]


scent

(sĕnt)
n.
  1. A distinctive, often agreeable odor. See synonyms at fragrance, smell.
  2. A perfume: an expensive French scent.
  3. An odor left by the passing of an animal.
  4. The trail of a hunted animal or fugitive.
  5. The sense of smell: a bear's keen scent.
  6. A hint of something imminent; a suggestion: caught the scent of a reconciliation.

v., scent·ed, scent·ing, scents. v.tr.
  1. To perceive or identify by the sense of smell: dogs scenting their prey.
  2. To suspect or detect as if by smelling: scented danger.
  3. To fill with a pleasant odor; perfume: when blossoms scent the air.
v.intr.
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.

2fume

verb
transitive verb
1
: to expose to or treat with fumes
2
: to give off in fumes <fuming thick black smoke>

1fume

noun \ˈfyüm\
1
a : a smoke, vapor, or gas especially when irritating or offensive fumes> b : an often noxious suspension of particles in a gas (as air)
2
: something (as an emotion) that impairs one's reasoning fumes of patriotism — Matthew Arnold>
3
: 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 on fumes>


vapour

Pronunciation: /ˈveɪpə/

(US vapor)

Definition of vapour
noun


  • 1 [mass noun] a substance diffused or suspended in the air, especially one normally liquid or solid:dense clouds of smoke and toxic vapour [count noun]:petrol vapours
  • [count noun] Physics a gaseous substance that is below its critical temperature, and can therefore be liquefied by pressure alone. Compare with gas.
  • 2 (the vapours) dated a sudden feeling of faintness or nervousness or a state of depression: a fit of the vapours

verb

[no object]
  • talk in a vacuous, boasting, or pompous way:he was vapouring on about the days of his youth

Derivatives


vaporous

adjective

vaporousness

noun

vapourish

adjective ( archaic)

vapoury

adjective

Origin:

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin vapor 'steam, heat'. The current verb sense dates from the early 17th century

vapor[va・por]

  • 発音記号[véipər][名]
1 [U][C]蒸気(霧・かすみ・湯気など). ▼高温ならsteam
the vapor from the volcano
火山から噴き出る蒸気
water escaping in the form of vapor
蒸気となって発散する水.
2 [U][C](工業用・医療用の)気化物質, 蒸気;(噴霧器の)霧;(湿気・有毒ガスなど)目に見えない発散物;吸入薬.
3 [U]《物理学》蒸気:臨界温度以下の気体.
4 ((古))取り留めのない考え, 空想, 幻想, 妄想(もうそう);実体のない[取り留めない, はかない]もの.
5 ((the 〜s))((古))
(1) 憂うつ症, 気ふさぎ.
(2) (気ふさぎの原因とされた)有毒ガス.
━━[動](他)
1 …を蒸発[気化]させる, 蒸気にする(vaporize).
2 …をからいばりする.
3 ((古))…の気をふさがせる, を憂うつにさせる.
━━(自)
1 蒸発[気化]する;蒸気を出す, 気化物を発する.
2 ほらを吹く, 気炎をあげる, からいばりする, どなり[いばり]散らす.
[ラテン語vapor(蒸気)]



No, those are e-cigs, those guys are all vapers
by Vapor S. Thompson October 30, 2010

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