2016年11月11日 星期五

chatelaine, heft, hefty, wind down, zesty, poached, zucchini , make up for

Nearly 29% of the world's population is overweight or obese: http://on.wsj.com/1o5IvsG
On August 5th the world's media gathered to witness the first hamburger made of meat that had been grown from scratch in a laboratory. What the 140 gram patty lacked in heft it made up for in price. At more than €250,000 ($330,000) it must rank among the most expensive dishes in history http://econ.st/15Ej7EX

Samsung's Heft in Android Worries Google

19 Readers of weightier fare, including literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, have been less inclined to go digital. They seem to prefer the heft and durability, the tactile pleasures, of what we still call 'real books'─the kind you can set on a shelf.純文學小說和敘事性非虛構類文學等嚴肅作品的讀者不願讀電子書。他們似乎更喜歡可以放在書架上的“真正的圖書”那種厚重、耐久和令人愉悅的触 感。


 weigh in with her intellectual heft

Microsoft Deal May Give Facebook Heft in Yahoo Patent Fight Facebook said it would buy patents that Microsoft bought from AOL earlier this month, as the social networking giant seeks to bolster its defenses in a legal fight with Yahoo.

photoGrilled tomato and tomato pasta (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
Tomatoes grown in Japan seem to taste zestier these days.

Fitness and Nutrition
Recipes for Health
Dinner for One: Poached Eggs and Vegetables

Whether they add heft to a salad, top a deep green bruschetta or play a starring role supported by a zesty tomato sauce, poached eggs are an easy and satisfying way to dine solo.

HSBC Plans to Wind Down Retail Banking in Russia
Europe's largest bank, HSBC, has decided to close its retail banking operation in Russia and concentrate on servicing corporate clients, a document obtained by Reuters shows.

Now, Google is ready to cash in on its investment, offering businesses enhanced listings at a small-business-friendly price. Other companies have offered similar flat-fee ads, but none with the heft of Google.

Microsoft reported a $492 million quarterly loss on a hefty write-down in its online-services division. Shares rose after-hours.

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was the devoted chatelaine of Chatsworth and the last of the Mitford sisters

Sesame Street: Veg Side Story

SpeciesCucurbita pepo

西葫蘆學名Cucurbita pepo),美國南瓜櫛瓜夏南瓜,香港稱為翠玉瓜葫蘆科南瓜屬植物。可以食用。

JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Zesty zucchini soup reflects essence of summer

photo:Puree in a blender and reheat. (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)Puree in a blender and reheat. (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
As Italian cuisine became more familiar, farmers in Japan began to cultivate more local vegetables. One such vegetable is the zucchini, a relative of the pumpkin that offers a distinct texture. When you have a few zucchini, chef Kuniaki Arima suggests making soup from them. The process is simple. Stir-fry an ingredient and coat it with oil. When aroma rises, add the next ingredient. This recipe may also be used to make seasonal soups from carrots, turnips and other vegetables. Serves four.

 hefty price tag


Pronunciation: /ˈhɛfti/
Translate hefty | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish

adjective (heftier, heftiest)

  • 1large and heavy:a hefty young chap
  • (of a number or amount) impressively large:a hefty £10 million they could face hefty fines
  • 2done with vigour or force:he aimed a hefty kick at the door







  • 発音記号[héfti]

[形](-i・er, -i・est)((略式))
1 〈人・物が〉大きくて重い;〈物が〉大きくて動きにくい.
2 たっぷりの, 高額の
hefty revenues
3 力のある, 強い, 強烈な.


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late Middle English (as a noun): probably from heave, on the pattern of words such as cleft and weft.

1. Weight; heaviness.
2. Importance.

verb tr.
1. To test the weight of something by lifting.
2. To heave or hoist.

After heave, on the pattern of cleave/cleft, leave/left, thieve/theft, weave/weft, etc. From Middle English heven (to lift, take)

"Turning 40 once meant winding down, but for thousands of Canadian women, it means winding up: hefting barbells, hitting the books, embracing whole new lives." — Deborah Jones; Middle-aged? Who, Me?; Chatelaine (Toronto, Canada); Apr 1, 1998.

make up   be reconciled after a quarrel:let’s kiss and make up

make up for lost time

Translate make up for lost time | into German | into Italian
do something faster or more often in order to compensate for not having done it quickly or often enough before: he may not have travelled much as a young man, but he has now made up for lost time


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃatəleɪn/


1A woman in charge of a large house.
1.1HISTORICAL A set of short chains attached to a woman’s belt, used for carrying keys or other items.


mid 19th century: from French châtelaine, feminine ofchâtelain 'castellan', from medieval Latin castellanus(see chatelain).[名]((フランス語))
1 ((形式))城主夫人,女城主;大邸宅の女主人.
2 歴史(かぎ・時計などを腰からつるす女性用)帯飾り鎖.
3 折りえりの飾り.


  • 発音記号[zésti]
1 風味の強い.
2 精力的な.