2017年8月21日 星期一

maxed out, flyspeck, tomahawk

Trump is already on track to spend more on travel in a year than President Obama did in eight.

The agency has already spent $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone.

tomahawk or peace pipe

On August 15th 1959, The Economist red box masthead appeared for the first time on the cover of the newspaper. Designed by British engraver and typographer, Reynolds Stone, it replaced the Eric Gill's masthead that had graced the cover since 1937

That's why alarm bells would have sounded in Beijing on June 28 when the Tomahawk-laden 560-ft. U.S.S. Ohio popped up in the Philippines' Subic Bay. More alarms were likely sounded when the U.S.S. Michigan arrived in Pusan, South Korea, on the same day. And the Klaxons would have maxed out as the U.S.S. Florida surfaced, also on the same day, at the joint U.S.-British naval base on Diego Garcia, a flyspeck of an island in the Indian Ocean. In all, the Chinese military awoke to find as many as 462 new Tomahawks deployed by the U.S. in its neighborhood. "There's been a decision to bolster our forces in the Pacific," says Bonnie Glaser, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "There is no doubt that China will stand up and take notice."


Line breaks: toma|hawk
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒməhɔːk/
1A light axe used as a tool or weapon by American Indians.
1.1Australian/NZ A hatchet.


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Strike or cut with or as if with a tomahawk:I took a hammer from the drawer and tomahawked their dolls


early 17th century: from a Virginia Algonquian language.

The maximum: The car can seat five adults, but that's the max.


Maximally: We'll pay $250 max.

intr.v., maxed, max·ing, max·es.
  1. To reach one's limit, as of endurance or capability: The weightlifter maxed out at 180 kilograms.
  2. To reach a point from which no additional growth, improvement, or benefit is possible: The salary for this position maxes at $45,000.

fly·speck (flī'spĕk') pronunciation
  1. A small dark speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly.
  2. A minute or insignificant spot.
tr.v., -specked, -speck·ing, -specks.
  1. To mark or foul with flyspecks.
  2. Slang. To examine closely or in minute detail; scrutinize: "[The company's] performance will be flyspecked for clues as to how well it will do over the calendar year" (Harry A. Stark).

2017年8月20日 星期日

schedule, grab a breather, braving the hectic street

It’s almost time to go back to school. For many families, that can mean piles of books, papers and other supplies everywhere. Professional organizer Rachel Rosenthal has a few tips on how to make those school days feel a lot less hectic.

Getting around African cities is famously stressful. But in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s fast-growing capital, it is now possible to make some journeys there without braving the hectic streets:http://econ.st/1PoWjMq

Londoners try slowing down the pace of life

In today’s hectic world, the chance to put your feet up for five minutes
and grab a breather often feels like a luxury you just can’t afford.

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  1. 1.
    full of incessant or frantic activity.
    "a hectic business schedule"
    synonyms:franticfreneticfrenziedfeverishmanicrestless, very busy, very active, fast and furious; More
  2. 2.
    relating to or affected by a regularly recurrent fever typically accompanying tuberculosis, with flushed cheeks and hot, dry skin.
  1. 1.
    a hectic fever or flush.


  1. One that breathes, especially in a specified manner: a shallow breather.
  2. Informal. A short rest period: took a breather after skiing for two hours.
  3. Informal. An activity, such as strenuous exercise, that causes difficult breathing.
  4. A small vent allowing the passage of gas or liquid to or from an enclosed area.

schedule Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a list of planned activities or things to be done showing the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done:
a production schedule
a hectic/tight (= very busy) schedule
Everything went according to schedule (= as planned).

2 US (UK timetable) a list of the times when events are planned to happen, especially the times when buses, trains and planes leave and arrive

3 FORMAL an official list of things:
a schedule of business expenses

verb [T often passive]
to arrange that an event or activity will happen at a particular time:
The meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
[+ to infinitive] The train is scheduled to arrive at 8.45, but it's running twenty minutes late.

This program will be broadcast half an hour later than the scheduled time.

noun [C]
a person who works for a broadcasting company putting the various programmes for the day, week, month, etc. into a particular order

"schedule一義 = 表
非指時程, 乃表也
美國報稅表格即有 schedule B, C, D, E,..."

1 a obsolete : a written document b: a statement of supplementary details appended to a legal or legislative document2: a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory; also : timetable 13: program; especially : a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation schedule;

: a body of items to be dealt with : agenda

often capitalized : a governmental list of drugs all subject to the same legal restrictions and controls —usually used with a Roman numeral I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction

LSD is Schedule I in the United States, according to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.[115] This means LSD is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, process, or distribute without a license from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). By classifying LSD as a Schedule I substance, the DEA holds that LSD meets the following three criteria: it is deemed to have a high potential for abuse; it has no legitimate medical use in treatment; and there is a lack of accepted safety for its use under medical supervision. There are no documented deaths from chemical toxicity; most LSD deaths are a result of behavioral toxicity.[116]

chiefly Law An appendix to a formal document or statute, especially as a list, table, orinventory:they need a clear schedule of fixtures and fittings


━━ n. 予定(表), スケジュール; 時間表 ((for)); 表; 時刻表; (別紙)明細表.
(according) to schedule 予定どおりに[では].
ahead of [behind] schedule 予定より早く[遅れて].
on schedule 予定[時間]通りに.
━━ vt. 表[目録]に載せる[を作る]; 予定する, 定める ((for; to do)).
scheduled flight (飛行機の)定期便.
scheduled maintenance 計画保守.
sched・ul・er ━━ n. 【コンピュータ】スケジューラ.
sched・ul・ing 【コンピュータ】スケジューリング; 【製造】(工程等の)スケジュール[時間表]作成.
scheduling algorithm 【コンピュータ】スケジューリング・アルゴリズム.

basket of deplorables

(譯按:希拉蕊·柯林頓說川普的支持者有一半「集卑劣者之大成」(basket of deplorables):「種族主義者、性別歧視者、仇外者、伊斯蘭恐懼症者」。)---
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 .....After Clinton's loss, some journalists and political analysts questioned whether the speech played a role in the outcome of the election.

During campaign fundraisers in August, Clinton reportedly explained her divide and conquer approach to courting Republican voters by putting Trump supporters into two "baskets"—one being everyday Republicans which she would target, and the other being the "alt-right" crowd.[6] During an interview on Israel's Channel 2 on September 8, 2016, Clinton said "you can take Trump supporters and put them in two big baskets. There are what I would call the deplorables—you know, the racists and the haters, and the people who are drawn because they think somehow he's going to restore an America that no longer exists."[7]

noun: basket; plural noun: baskets
  1. 1.
    a container used to hold or carry things, typically made from interwoven strips of cane or wire.
    "a shopping basket"
    • a facility on a website that records items selected by a customer for purchase until the transaction is completed.
      noun: shopping basket; plural noun: shopping baskets
      "click on the order button to add a title to your basket"
    • a structure suspended from a hot-air balloon for carrying the crew, equipment, and ballast.
      a group or range of currencies or investments.
      "a basket of ten currencies"
  2. 2.
    a net fixed on a hoop used as the goal.
    • a goal scored.
  3. 3.
    euphemism for bastard (sense 2 of the noun).
    "you silly basket"

Figurative and literary usage[edit]

The phrase "to hell in a handbasket" means to rapidly deteriorate. The origin of this use is unclear. "Basket" is sometimes used as an adjective towards a person who is born out of wedlock.[2] This occurs more commonly in British English. "Basket" also refers to a bulge in a man's crotch.[2]

hypostyle, Ching Chong, a "not in my name" rally

Shocked residents in the Spanish town of Ripoll have held a "not in my name" rally after eight men who lived there were linked to the Barcelona terror attack in which 13 people died.

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  1. 1.
    (of a building) having a roof supported by pillars, typically in several rows.

    "a hypostyle hall"
  1. 1.
    a building having a hypostyle roof.