2016年9月2日 星期五

barrage of twisters/come-ons, siren, whirlwind, tornadoe, Sooners

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"I feel degraded."
AYANNA CHISHOLM, who has worked in toll booths at the Holland Tunnel and elsewhere in New Jersey, on the incessant barrage of come-ons, sexual comments, lecherous stares and crude gestures from male motorists over four years.


How Germans React to Ambulance Siren 救護車鳴笛

Service for 9-Year-Old Is the First for Two Dozen Tornado Victims

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS

Antonia Lee Candelaria, a 9-year-old victim, is buried two days before her best friend.

Soon after it touched down Monday, a tornado plowed through Newcastle, Okla., as it made its way along a 17-mile path.
Racing the Clock and a Storm: A Way of Life in Tornado Alley

By DAN BARRY and JOHN SCHWARTZ

In the breeding ground of Oklahoma tornadoes, people prepare for the season with the care that the defensive coordinator for their Sooners prepares for the inevitable autumn.


Travel Agent Association of Taiwan secretary-general Roget Hsu (許高慶) said on Sunday that he did not feel the criticism was warranted, adding that Taiwanese tour operators have better risk management than their Chinese counterparts.
However, he agreed that the whirlwind tour itineraries around Taiwan had contributed to an increase in the accident rate, but said he expected the problem to ease over time.





Multiplied by PACs, Ads Overwhelm the Airwaves in S.C.
By JEREMY W. PETERS 1 minute ago

Anyone near a television in South Carolina this weekend saw one of the most concentrated and expensive barrages of political advertising the state has experienced.



South Assesses the Toll After a Deadly Barrage of Tornadoes
By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON AND KIM SEVERSON

Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama said that at least 194 people had died in his state, bringing the number of people killed to at least 280 across six states.


2009/8/28
Sarkozy unleashes bank bonus barrage

French President Nicolas Sarkozy scolded the nation's top bankers this week
for spending too much on traders' bonus payments. Now Sarkozy is looking to
take the fight to the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew1mepI44va89pI1


Bernanke faced open hostility from lawmakers who barraged him over his handling of the financial crisis.

Hackers barrage bank accounts
USA Today - USA
Banking trojans "are more advanced and evolving faster than antivirus solutions," says Gunter Ollmann at IBM Internet Security Systems. ...


紐約時報
Tornado warnings had been broadcast for hours, and when the sirens finally announced that the twisters had arrived, many people across the South took shelter and saved their lives. But others simply had nowhere safe to go, or the storms proved too powerful, too numerous, too unpredictable.
At least 55 people were killed and hundreds injured Tuesday and Wednesday by dozens of tornadoes that plowed across Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. It was the nation's deadliest barrage of twisters in almost 23 years.

Sooners - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sooners
Sooners is the name given to settlers in the midwest of the United States who entered the Unassigned Lands in what is now the state of Oklahoma before ...

siren
siren (DEVICE)
siren (WOMAN)
━━ n. 【ギリシア神話】(S-) サイレン ((美声で船乗りを誘惑して難破させた海の精)); 妖婦; 美声の歌手; サイレン; 警報.━━ a. 誘惑的な.

tornado
twister
whirlwind (WEATHER)
tongue twister

twister━━ n. 〔話〕 旋風(龍捲風 即 tornado); ツイストを踊る人.よる[ねじる]人; 糸より器; 〔話〕 こじつけ屋, 不正直者; 難問; 曲球;


come‐on

アクセントcóme‐òn
【名詞】【可算名詞】
noun
informal
  • a gesture or remark that is intended to attract someone sexually:she was giving me the come-on
  • a marketing ploy, such as a free or cheap offer: the ad was a come-on to try to sell callers other items
口語
2

barrage (ATTACK)
noun [C usually singular]
1 continuous firing of large guns to protect soldiers advancing on an enemy:
an artillery barrage

2 a barrage of sth a great number of complaints, criticisms or questions suddenly directed at someone:
The TV station has received a barrage of complaints about the amount of violence in the series.He faced a barrage of questions over his handling of the problem.

━━ n., vt. 【軍】弾幕(を張る); (質問などの)連続(で攻めたてる ) ((with)); 堰(せき). barrage balloon (普通pl.) 阻塞(そさい)気球.



whírlwìnd[whírl・wìnd]

  • 発音記号[-wìnd][名]
1 旋風, 竜巻き.
2 旋風に似たもの;(拍手などの)あらし((of ...)).
(sow the wind and) reap the whirlwind
悪行[愚行]のさらに大きな報いを受ける.
━━[形]((略式))速い, 大急ぎの
a whirlwind tour
あわただしい旅
a whirlwind romance
一挙に燃え上がる恋, 大恋愛.
━━[動](自)旋風のように動く.







tornado

Pronunciation: /tɔːˈneɪdəʊ/

Definition of tornado
noun (plural tornadoes or tornados)

  • a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system.
  • a person or thing characterized by violent or devastating action or emotion:teenagers caught up in a tornado of sexual confusion
Derivatives

tornadic

Pronunciation: /-ˈnadɪk/
adjective

Origin:

mid 16th century (denoting a violent thunderstorm of the tropical Atlantic Ocean): perhaps an alteration of Spanish tronada 'thunderstorm' (from tronar 'to thunder') by association with Spanish tornar 'to turn'

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