2016年10月13日 星期四

regatta, grouse, put up, put/lay sth on the line, barge, bonfire, rowbarge, intercollegiate rivalry

Yasuhiro Nakasone, then-minister of Defense and also a future prime minister, heard news of the general being taken prisoner while changing out of his morning suit. A leading proponent of constitutional reform, he had enjoyed warm relations with Mishima. That morning, fearing his political career had been put on the line and wishing to resolve the situation quickly, Nakasone ordered his deputy chief of staff to arrest Mishima and his accomplices. However, his deputy refused, arguing that it was strictly a police matter.


In the 150th Yale-Harvard Regatta, The Bulldog heavyweight men's crew tops Harvard for the first time since 2007!

A milestone in America’s oldest intercollegiate rivalry was celebrated on the Thames River today. Most of the celebratory noise was coming from The Ferry. The Yale men’s heavyweight...
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President Obama is taking a lot of heat for golf. After an emotional news briefing in which he said he was “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of American journalist, James Foley, he went to play golf on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation. Former Vice President Dick Cheney groused that Obama would “rather be on the golf course than he would be dealing with the crisis,” and even some Democrats winced at what they worried looked like callous indifference. Can we get a gr⋯⋯
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Ecuador Says Britain Threatened to Take Assange
The government of Ecuador said the British authorities had threatened to barge into its London embassy if officials did not hand over the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

 

 

London Olympics final countdown begins

The Olympic torch on the Gloriana The torch relay is on the last leg of its 70-day journey
The opening ceremony of the London Olympics is due to take place later after seven years of preparations.
The three-hour spectacle in the Olympic Stadium is expected to be viewed by a global TV audience of a billion people.
The Olympic flame is heading along the Thames on the Queen's rowbarge Gloriana on the final day of the torch relay.
  I remember him at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, on the occasion of his being given an honorary degree, listening to students telling him about what they got from his work and not allowing them to be interrupted by the French ambassador, who failed in the attempt to barge in and drag him away in the direction of more important guests. The nearest he approached discourtesy was a faint hint of irony, but on the whole he preferred to be alone, working, reading and accumulating ever more details about the lives of the native Americans whom he so admired.






An 'Apple or Google country' out at sea?

CNET

A former Google engineer would like to extend an invitation: come and live on a series of barges and water platforms and create your own government and your own way of life. You might think that Patri Friedman--grandson of the very free economist ...



What or who is the Cowes in Cowes Week?
Cowes, located off England's southern coast on the Isle of Wight, is a yachting center in the British Isles and the location of the Royal Yacht Squadron. On August 10, 1826, the first yachting regatta began; first prize was a "Gold Cup of the value of £100." The next year, King George IV showed his approval by presenting a "King's Cup" to the victor. It began as a three-day event and evolved into the current weeklong competition, Cowes Week. This year's regatta began on July 31 with over 1,000 boats competing in up to 40 different races over the eight days. One of the highlights of the week is always the fireworks display held on the final Friday of the competition (tomorrow). The sparklers are launched from barges in the Solent, the English Channel strait that hosts the races.




Quote:
"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it." — David Lee Roth

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jFwdGho1IA

.put on the line - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of moneyin this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

put/lay sth on the line

 to ​risk something:Firefighters put ​their ​lives on the line every ​working ​day.



regatta Line breaks: re|gatta
Pronunciation: /rɪˈɡatə/



Definition of regatta in English:

noun

sporting event consisting of a series of boat oryacht races.

Voices: Ruffed Grouse


grouse
[名](複 ~, grous・es)鳥類ライチョウ;[U]その肉.
grouse
((略式))[動](自)(…について)ぶつぶつ言う,こぼす((about ...)).━━[名]不平.
grouse
[形]((豪・NZ俗))すばらしい.

grouse  1

Syllabification: grouse


noun (plural same)

  • A medium to large game bird with a plump body and feathered legs, the male being larger and more conspicuously colored than the female.
    • Family Tetraonidae (or Phasianidae): several genera, especially Lagopus and Tetrao. The family also includes ptarmigans, capercaillies, and prairie chickens
  • 1.1The flesh of the grouse as food.

Origin

early 16th century: perhaps related to medieval Latin gruta or to Old French grue 'crane'.





grouse2

Line breaks: grouse



VERB

[NO OBJECT]
Complain about something trivial; grumble:she heard him grousing about his assistant

NOUN

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A complaint or grumble:our biggest grouse was about the noise of construction work

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin; compare withgrouch.

grouse (BIRD)
noun [C] plural grouse
a small fat bird, shot for sport and food 松雞Wikipedia article "Grouse".

grouse (COMPLAIN)
verb [I] INFORMAL
to complain angrily:
She's always grousing about how she's been treated by the management.

grouse
noun [C] plural grouses INFORMAL
an angry complaint
n. - ライチョウ, ぶつぶつ言うこと, 雷鳥
v. - ぶつぶつ言う, 不平を言う
barge


(bärj) pronunciation
n.
    1. A long, large, usually flatbottom boat for transporting freight that is generally unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft.
    2. A large, open pleasure boat used for parties, pageants, or formal ceremonies.
  1. A powerboat reserved for the use of an admiral.

v., barged, barg·ing, barg·es. v.tr.
To carry by barge.

v.intr.
  1. To move about clumsily.
  2. To intrude or interrupt, especially rudely: barged into the meeting.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin barca, boat.]


barge in
(1) (ノックしないで部屋に)はいり込む;(…に)押しかける((on ...)).
(2) (人に)余計な口をはさむ((on ...)).

put up
  1. To erect; build.
  2. To preserve; can: put up six jars of jam.
  3. To nominate: put up a candidate at a convention.
  4. To provide (funds) in advance: put up money for the new musical.
  5. To provide lodgings for: put a friend up for the night.
  6. Sports. To startle (game animals) from cover: put up grouse.
  7. To offer for sale: put up his antiques.
    1. To make a display or the appearance of: put up a bluff.
    2. To engage in; carry on: put up a good fight.





put-up
(pʊt'ŭp')
adj. Informal
Planned or prearranged secretly: The theft was a put-up job.


篝火泛指一般在郊外地方,透過纍積木材或樹枝搭好的木堆或高台,在活動裡燃點的火堆。在歐洲,燃點營火是慶祝仲夏節的活動之一。「篝火」這個字在歐洲多個的語言裡,都是由「骨」和「火

bonfire[bon・fire]

  • 発音記号[bɑ'nfàiər | bɔ'n-][名]大かがり火;たき火
make a bonfire of ...
…を焼き捨てる.
[後期中英語banefire (BONEFIRE). 昔, 厳粛な行事で, 疫病で死んだ人や罪人の骨を燃やした]」這兩個字來組成,反映出這項活動過去的歷史。在過往凱爾特人還在歐洲大陸生活的年代,他們在慶祝夏季完結的薩溫節Samhain)時,會把動物的骨頭壘疊在一起焚燒,以圖趕走邪靈。時至今日,這種做法仍然在愛爾蘭保留,但一般只限在萬聖節前夜或仲夏節燃燒。


bonfire

英語で は焚き火を「a fire」「a bonefire」焚き火をすることを「build a fire (bonfire)」と表記する。bonfireについては後期中英語のbanefire (bone+fire) が語源であり、疫病で死んだ人や罪人の骨を燃やす昔の厳粛な行事が語源であるとされる[9]

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Workers Let Go by China’s Banks Are Putting Up a Fight
By ANDREW JACOBS

Many of the employees who are losing their jobs as state-run banks restructure are organizing and demanding to be rehired or compensated, but they face a daunting task.