2016年10月17日 星期一

trapdoor, hinge panel, flush with, tempering date code

During apartheid, dance was used as a a form of protest against gun-toting troops. For black South Africans today, their social mobility restricted by poor schooling, dance can offer a trapdoor to freedom. From The Economist’s 1843 magazine
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Kohler Purist®, Pinstripe™, Finial® glass shower doors
Units: About 100
Manufacturer: Kohler Co., of Kohler, Wis.
Hazard: The hinge panel of the shower door can shatter, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recall involves a 1/2 inch thick hinge panel included in the Kohler Purist®, Pinstripe® and Finial® frameless heavy glass pivot shower doors. The hinge panel was sold as a component under part numbers 705753-L-NA, 705754-L-NA and 705760-L-NA in various shower door packages as described in these tables.

The hinge panels have a tempering date code imprinted on a bottom corner of the panel, and only hinge panels having a tempering date code of "05/09" are included in this recall. The hinge panels are the side panels opposite the shower door handle, on which the metal swing hinge is mounted. The tempering date code also includes the name "Guardian" above the tempering date. If the hinge is covering the tempering date code on the glass panel, please call Kohler Co. at the toll-free number listed below.
Sold: Sold through various plumbing distributors nationwide from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $1,700 and $3,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower doors and contact Kohler for a free replacement hinge panel. An Authorized Service Representative (ASR) from Kohler will remove the old hinge panel and install a new hinge panel.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kohler Co. toll-free at (866) 782-6329 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.kohler.com


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《中英對照讀新聞》2 lions kill white tiger in Czech zoo 捷克動物園的兩隻獅子殺死一隻白虎

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A rare white tiger has been killed by two lions in a zoo in northern Czech Republic, a zoo official said Thursday.
捷克共和國北部動物園裡的一隻罕見白虎,被兩隻獅子殺死,動物園人員週四表示。
The lions, 14-year-old Sultan and 11-year-old Elsa, managed unexpectedly to enter an open-air area occupied by the 17-year-old tiger Isabella, by opening a trap door leading to it, Liberec Zoo spokesman Ivan Langr said.
這些獅子,14歲的蘇坦與11歲的愛莎,打開通往露天區的活動門,出人意料地設法進入由17歲大的老虎伊莎貝拉使用的露天式區域,利貝雷茨動物園發言人伊凡.藍格說。
He said authorities were not able to prevent the killing, which took place Thursday morning.
他說園方無法阻止這起發生在週四上午的殺戮事件。
The lions and tigers in the zoo share the same pavilion overnight, which they leave for separate open-air areas during the day. The animals are allowed to enter various areas on a rotating daily basis and the lions likely were trying to enter the place where they spent the previous day, Langr said. He said the zoo will abandon the rotating system following the killing.
藍格說,動物園裡的獅子與老虎共用同一個欄舍過夜,到了白天才前往各自的露天式區域。這些動物可以每天輪流進入各區,而這些獅子可能當時是想進入牠們前一天待過的地方。他說,園方在經歷這起殺虎事件後將廢除輪住制度。
The pavilion was built in 1994 and the system has been in place since. No such accident has happened before.
這座欄舍建於1994年,此後就推行這套制度。過去從未發生過這類意外。
新聞辭典
open-air:形容詞,戶外的、露天的。例句:He wants to hold an open-air concert here.(他想在這裡舉行露天音樂會。)
trap door:名詞,活動門、活動天窗。例句:A trap door in the ceiling leads to the attic.(天花板的一扇活動門可通閣樓。)

trapdoor

(屋根・床の)落し戸, 揚げぶた.n.
A hinged or sliding door in a floor, roof, or ceiling.

暗門 (翻譯不太正確) 是與地板、屋頂、劇院舞台或天花板的表面齊平,以滑動或鉸接開啟的門。暗門的開口也可以是在一個壁上但表面並不齊平。設置暗門的目的是讓一般知情的使用者訪問牆壁、地板或天花板後面的設備,因此暗門又可以被稱為艙口或檢修門。




Install a trap door, it doesn’t have to lead anywhere in particular, maybe just a dirty pit, or even a fiery pit. Or go medieval, and have a cauldron of boiling tar above the door. One pull of a string, and all of your problems will go away!
Ya know, trap doors are a lot easier to build than you think.

in place:片語,在合適的位置,適當的、適時的。例句:Everything is in place. (一切準備就緒。)


flush with something


1. Lit. even with something; sharing a surface with something. The edge of the sink is flush with the counter. Thewood flooring is flush with the carpet so people won't trip.

2. Fig. [of a face] red with anger, embarrassment, rage, etc. He faced the woman he had dreamed about all his life.His face flushed with recognition and his heart pounded. Ellen's face flushed with embarrassment.



trapdoor is a sliding or hinged door, flush with the surface of a floor, roof, or ceiling, or in the stage of a theatre.[1] A hatch, an opening which may also be in a wall and need not be flush with the surface, is similar; in some cases either name is applicable. A small door in a wall, floor or ceiling used to gain access to equipment is called an access hatch or access door.

History[edit]


Deck hatch of the Omega, the last square-rigged sailing cargo ship
Originally, trapdoors were sack traps in mills, and allowed the sacks to pass up through the mill while naturally falling back to a closed position.[2]

Many buildings with flat roofs have hatches that provide access to the roof; on ships, hatches—usually not flush, and never called trapdoors—provide access to the deckCargo ships, including bulk carriers, have large hatches for access to the holds.

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