2016年10月1日 星期六

OUTMODED, flock, greenwood, relic, all but, take to

Google is one of the most valuable companies in the world, but its future, like that of all tech giants, is clouded by a looming threat. The search company makes virtually all of its money from ads placed on the World Wide Web. But what happens to the cash machine if web search eventually becomes outmoded?
Graphic When BlackBerry’s Reign, and How It Fell
A short history of BlackBerry phones, which may soon become relics.

  In New York, the marchers were denied a parade permit for Fifth Avenue and were told to keep to the sidewalks. Friedan, at the head of the pack, took the lead again. “There was no way we were about to walk down Fifth Avenue in a little thin line,” she wrote later. “I waved my arms over my head and yelled, ‘Take to the streets!’ What a moment that was.”

Uprooted by Tsunami, Church's Flock Regroups

The Fukushima First Baptist Church, whose members fled after the March 2011 disaster, has had a long road back.

 Facebook Board Little Involved in Deal
By the time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg brought his board in on the plan to buy hot photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion, the deal was all but done.

Nokia and Microsoft joined forces to make the Lumia 900 a top-of-the-line device. But that doesn't necessarily mean that people will flock to it.

Targets Shift in Phone Wars
Apple has dropped the price of its cheapest iPhone to $0, hoping to score with price-conscious consumers who have tended to favor phones based on Google's Android software, while makers of Android phones are starting to aggressively pursue business customers, which have flocked to the iPhone.

Inside Europe | 17.04.2010 | 07:05

The faithful flock to the Catholic Church’s most holy relic

The Vatican may be under fire from all sorts of quarters these days, but the faithful are still flocking to see the Church’s most holy relic.

Last weekend, thousands of people travelled to northern Italy for a rare chance to see the Shroud of Turin. This linen cloth is believed by many Christians to have been wrapped around the body of Jesus Christ at his burial. It bears the image of a crucified man. The Shroud has been kept at Turin's Cathedral since 1574 and opportunities for the public to see it are rare. But it's now on display until May 23rd and around 2 million visitors are expected to travel to Turin. But as Helen Seeney reports, the debate over whether it's genuine goes on.

CHINA’s lunar new year sees the world’s largest migration, as tens of millions of workers flock home.

Clayton Emery's Tales of Robin Hood - Chronology
Many people flock to the Greenwood. Robin Hood turns most away, giving them money

La Défense Rises as a Big Part of Paris's Business Arsenal
With 150,000 employees flocking to it daily, La Défense is Europe's biggest business district by office space and Paris's main asset in its competition with London as a leading financial center.

all but ...[all but ...]

(1) …の他はみな
All but the American delegation attended the meeting.
(2) ほとんど
The four-month-long battle for Timor all but ended.
flock (GROUP)
group noun [C]
a group of sheep, goats or birds, or a group of people:
a flock of sheep/goats/geese
The shepherd is bringing his flock down from the hills.
A noisy flock of tourists came into the building.
The vicar invited all the members of his flock (= all the people who go to his church) to attend the special service.

verb [I usually + adverb or preposition]
to move or gather together in large numbers:
Hundreds of people flocked to the football match.
[+ to infinitive] Crowds of people flocked to see the Picasso exhibition.


(grēn'wʊd') pronunciation
A wood or forest with green foliage.
Meaning #1: woodlands in full leaf

take to

take to ...
(1) …に専念する, が習慣になる
take to drink
(2) ((略式))〈人・物を〉(すぐに)好きになる;…に(すぐに)順応する[なじむ]
Vinyl coats take naturally to vinyl boots and hats.
(3) …におもむく;(特に隠れ場を求めて)…へ行く, 逃げ込む
take to one's bed
(4) 〈暴力などに〉訴える, たよる.


Pronunciation: /ˈrɛlɪk/


  • an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest:a museum of railway relics
  • a part of a deceased holy person’s body or belongings kept as an object of reverence: miracles wrought by the relics of St Stephen
  • a person or thing that has survived from an earlier time but is now outmoded:the supermodel has become an embarrassing relic from the early 1990s


Middle English: from Old French relique (originally plural), from Latin reliquiae (see reliquiae)

1 ((通例〜s))(歴史的な)遺物, 遺構, 遺跡
Roman relics
2 (過去の習慣などの)遺風, なごり.
3 ((通例〜s))残存物, 残骸(ざんがい);((古風))遺骨, 遺体.
4 遺品, 形見, 記念物.
5 《キリスト教》聖遺物.
6 ((略式))古風な人[物].
7relict 1.
[古フランス語←ラテン語reliquiae殉教者の遺骸(re-あとに+linquere残す+-ae名詞語尾). △RELINQUISH, LICENCE


  1. old-fashioned.
    "an outmoded Victorian building"