2016年9月4日 星期日

bounty (REWARD), bounty-hunter, bargain-hunterl, ayaway plan, pensioner,


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CHELSEA — A cunning Slurpee bandit has been stealing cups of the frozen beverage from ...


Knowing that a certain fugitive had a weakness for 7-Eleven’s Slurpees, one bounty-hunter got access to security video recorded by the firm and used face-recognition software to learn when and at which outlet he was most likely to swing by

Should bounty-hunting be regulated?
ECONOMIST.COM

A layaway plan for hard times that has helped Spanish banks weather the international banking crisis is becoming a model for global policy makers seeking fresh ideas to prevent a repeat of the debacle.

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" ... new reputation earned by a country widely regarded as little more than a pensioner of France only a short time before"

2.on Page 14:

" ... all statutory restraints on the duration of Parliaments, making possible the revival of `long' or 'pensioner' Parliaments. At the same time"

Microsoft bounty for worm creator
BBC News - UK
By Maggie Shiels A reward of $250000 (£172000) has been offered by Microsoft to find who is behind the Downadup/Conficker virus. ...


2007 WSJ的EUROPE MORNING UPDATE:
Taiwan Beckons Bargain Hunters
Taiwan's stock market, which has fallen far short of the gains posted by other Asian exchanges during the past year, may be worth a second look.

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這段與台灣相關,可以趁機學一下英文:
台灣股市向你招手:它過去一年的漲幅遠低於亞洲其他股市,所以也許值得(想買便宜貨的人)再次細看。

-hunter
suffix
someone who is trying to find or get the stated thing:
a job-hunter
a house-hunter
bargain-hunters

下兩種「尋覓的有心人」(HUNTERS) ,有特定意思。
fortune hunter noun [C] DISAPPROVING
someone who tries to marry a person who has a lot of money
bounty hunter noun [C]
someone who searches for criminals or hunts animals in exchange for a reward
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

bounty (REWARD) Show phonetics
noun [C]
a sum of money paid as a reward:
A bounty of $10 000 has been offered for the capture of his murderer.


boun・ty

━━ n. 気前のよいこと; 恩恵, 賜り物; 助成金; 報酬.
 boun・ti・ful ━━ a. =bounteous.
boun・ti・ful・ly ad.
boun・ti・ful・ness n.
 bounty hunter 賞金かせぎ.



pensioner

pen・sion・er

━━ n. 恩給受領者, 年金生活者.


n.
  1. One who receives a pension.
  2. One who is dependent on the bounty of another.
  3. Obsolete.
    1. A gentleman-at-arms.
    2. An attendant; a retainer.


layaway
n.
  1. A payment plan in which a buyer reserves an article of merchandise by placing a deposit with the retailer until the balance is paid in full: bought a suit on layaway.
  2. An article reserved under such a plan.



This entry contains information applicable to United States law only.

An agreement between a retail seller and a consumer that provides that the seller will retain designated consumer goods for sale to the consumer at a specified price on a future date, if the consumer deposits with the seller an agreed upon sum of money.


lay・away, lay・away plan


━━ n.,a. (代金皆済まで)商品留め置き方式(の).
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