2016年11月11日 星期五

kilt, toga, kelter /kilter/akilter, skirl


Bill Millin, piper at the D-Day landings, died on August 17th 2010, aged 88. The whining skirl of the pipes struck such dread into the Germans on the Somme that they called the kilted pipers “Ladies from Hell”http://econ.st/1MxhpKD


ANY reasonable observer might have thought Bill Millin was unarmed as he jumped off the landing ramp at Sword Beach, in Normandy, on June 6th 1944. Unlike his...
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Akilter

This Tokyo office was left in disarray after the
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skirl
skəːl/
noun
  1. 1.
    a shrill, wailing sound, especially that of bagpipes.
    "we heard a skirl of the pipes"
verb
  1. 1.
    (of bagpipes) produce a shrill, wailing sound.
    "the pipes skirled and moaned down the street"

kilt
kɪlt/
verb
past tense: kilted; past participle: kilted
  1. 1.
    gather (a garment or material) in vertical pleats.
    "kilted skirts"
  2. 2.
    tuck up one's skirts around one's body.

kelter =kilter
(kĭl'tər) pronunciation
n.
Good condition; proper form: "policy 'adjustments' designed to bring the . . . country's economy back into kilter with the Western economic system" (Edward Zuckerman).

[Origin unknown.]


"If you are talking or thinking or anythinging about that dress, stop it now."


When a fellow American Photoshops not one but two llamas into a...
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togaLine breaks: toga
Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊɡə/



Definition of toga in English:

noun

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loose flowing outer garment wornby the citizensof ancient Rome, made of a single piece of cloth and covering the whole body apart from the right arm.

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