2017年2月28日 星期二

birder, Piper, bird-watcher, the Pied Piper, ethos, meteor shower, meteorite,skywatcher,meteorogy, cytology

In a bridal shower scene, the bride-to-be is relieved to be given a return receipt along with a horrible gift. The video ends with these words: "Paper can make any gift, the perfect gift."

A few weeks ago, my friend came back from Brooklyn raving about the food served at a baby shower.
"Savory cupcakes!" she exclaimed. Lasagna, grilled cheese, chicken potpies and even a mac n' cheese cupcake — all shaped like the trendy dessert and served on a cupcake tree.

As Goldman Thrives, Some Say an Ethos Has Faded
Some current and former executives of Goldman Sachs are convinced that, under the leadership of Lloyd C. Blankfein, it now puts quick profits above all else.

LONDON -- Tesco PLC said Thursday it will sell Apple Inc.'s iPhone in the U.K., potentially bringing its lower-priced ethos to the smartphone market.
The British retailer didn't confirm a start date or tariffs for the iPhone but said in a brief press release that both the original iPhone 3G and the new iPhone 3GS would be available shortly.

James Crumley

A hard liver who understood the take-it-as-you-find-it ethos of the American West

Sep 29th 2008 Web only

Google's best practices: valuing workers
Seattle Times - United States
By Beth Fitzgerald Engineers in bluejeans glide by on scooters at the Manhattan office of Google, the absurdly young and wildly successful pied piper to a ...

meteorite, birder, bird-watcher, skywatcher,meteorogy, cytology
People in Chelyabinsk, Russia, watching the trail of what was identified as a meteorite fragment on Friday.
Vyacheslav Nikulin/European Pressphoto Agency

Meteorite Fragments Reported in Siberia

MOSCOW — About 500 injuries were reported after bright objects streaked through the sky in Chelyabinsk, above, accompanied by a loud boom that damaged buildings.

Dr. Bruun, a neurologist and an amateur ornithologist, wrote or helped write more than a dozen books, but none has been more popular than “Birds of North America,” part of the Golden Field Guides series. First published in 1966, it became an instant hit with birders (a term they prefer to bird-watchers), and more than four million copies have been sold.

Meteors shower hits second peak
-- Sat, 14 Aug 2010 03:15:21 GMT Skywatchers across Europe enjoy another dazzling display as the annual Perseid meteor shower reached the second day of its peak.

meteor shower 流星雨

一切從流星雨開始 (阿尾的落地窗)

  Bird enthusiasts, this one is for you: Caltech-Cornell University collaboration develops the Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app that can help you identify hundreds of North American species it "sees" in photos.

A new computer vision app identifies North American bird species from photographs.


Define birderbirder synonyms, birder pronunciation, birder translation, English dictionary definition ofbirder. n. 1. A bird watcher. 2. a. A breeder of birds. b.

me·te·or·ol·o·gy ('tē-ə-rŏl'ə-jē) pronunciation
The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.

[French météorologie, from Greek meteōrologiā, discussion of astronomical phenomena : meteōron, astronomical phenomenon; see meteor + -logiā, -logy.]
meteorological me'te·or·o·log'i·cal (-ər-ə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or me'te·or·o·log'ic adj.
meteorologically me'te·or·o·log'i·cal·ly adv.

cy·tol·o·gy (sī-tŏl'ə-jē) pronunciation

The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of cells.

cytologic cy'to·log'ic (-tə-lŏj'ĭk) or cy'to·log'i·cal adj.
cytologist cy·tol'o·gist n.



  pied peacock

Definition of pied


having two or more different colours:the pied flycatcher
adjective [before noun] SPECIALIZED
(used especially in the names of birds) having fur or feathers of two or more colours, usually black and white:
pied kingfishers

the Pied Piper (of Hamelin)
a character in a children's story who led all the children away from the town of Hamelin by playing beautiful music after the town officials refused to pay him for getting rid of all the rats

How to Play Like a New Yorker

A “charismatic Pied Piper of experimentalism,” the photographer, filmmaker conceptual artist and restaurateur Gordon Matta-Clark grew mushrooms in the basement of a gallery, sliced buildings in half and showered on the roof of the Clock Tower. The retrospective of these adventures embodies “that messianic, carefree ethos that arose when New York was a crumbling capital with mean streets, cheap rents and bad air and when art wasn’t worth much either, so nothing was impossible,” Michael Kimmelman says. “It’s heavenly.” There’s a rare screening of his films today, and an even rarer discussion with his widow, Jane Crawford.


  • 発音記号[ʃáuər]
1 シャワー(shower bath)
takehave] a quick shower
さっとシャワーを浴びる .
2 ((しばしば〜s))短時間で止む雨, にわか雨, 夕立
be caught in a shower
3 ((しばしばa 〜))(涙・弾丸などの)雨, 多量((of ...))
a shower of bullets [kisses]
a shower of presents
たくさんの贈り物 .
4 ((米))(主に花嫁・母になる人の)祝い品贈呈パーティー(shower party).
5 ((英略式))おろかな[不愉快な, だらしのない, 怠惰な]人(々).
1 …をにわか雨でぬらす;…に水を注ぐ.
2 〈物・恩顧・非難などを〉(人に)浴びせる, 注ぐ((on ...));〈人に〉(…を)惜しみなく与える((with ...))
shower questions on a person [=shower a person with questions]
1 ((itを主語にして))にわか雨が降る.
2 ((比喩))(…に)雨のように降る, 多量に来る((down/on, upon ...)).
3 シャワーを浴びる.




━━ n. 気風; 民族精神; (芸術作品の)気品, 「エトス」.