“I was absolutely shocked that they could suggest that anyone would do that,” said Ms. Unwin, 59, in her home on Chatsworth Road, as she sipped hot — and definitely poison-free — Darjeeling tea.
In the news world, to "spike" a story means to cancel its publication. De Borchgrave and Moss envision a scenario in which the KGB exploits the attitudes of the unsuspecting Western media, which was allegedly more interested in unmasking CIA agents than stopping the Soviets, threatening to thwart Hockney's big scoop.
A Spot of (Spiked) Tea
While the science behind what IBM researchers accomplished is complex, the results are quite simple: They put a spin on the old adage that "opposites attract."異性相吸
Instead today's method for magnetic storage where iron atoms are lined up with the same magnetic polarization, requiring greater distance between them, IBM created atoms with opposite magnetization, pulling them more tightly together.
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put a political spin on ...
By MICHELLE LATIOLAIS
These stories present a world wrapped in spiked barbed wire, while also containing passages of searing tenderness.
Reviewed by LEAH HAGER COHEN
Second infant dies from contaminated milk in China
A second infant has died in a growing scandal over contaminated baby milk in China. Nineteen people have been detained by the state authorities. One of the accused has confessed to having spiked the milk with the banned chemical melamine to increase the milk's protein content. State media said the number of infants infected with kidney stones caused by contaminated milk powders from the Chinese dairy San Lu has increased to more than 1,200. Fifty infants are still in a critical condition. According to the health ministry, most of the infections occurred in Hebei, Jiangsu and Gansu provinces, with both deaths coming in Gansu.
"As long as there's pasta and Chinese food in the world, I'm okay." — Michael Chang
Arthur Rimbaud was an "angel in exile", according to his lover and fellow poet Paul Verlaine. But Rimbaud's terrorising of established literary figures (calling them "cunty" or "ink-shitter") and his hosts (he once spiked a glass of milk with his own semen) meant that few shared Verlaine's admiration. He was born on this day in 1854
m co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was indicted Thursday in California on drug charges, including allegations that he spiked the drinks of other executives with ecstasy, as well as with improperly backdating stock options.
spike (MAKE STRONGER) Show phonetics
to make a drink stronger by adding alcohol, or to add flavour or interest to something:
She claimed that someone had spiked her drink with whisky.
The pasta was served in a cream sauce spiked with black pepper.
His writing is spiked with humour.Known as Darth Vader by some of his rivals, Mr. Nicholas was accused not only of securities fraud, but of distributing illegal drugs. In one incident described in the indictment, Mr. Nicholas and guests are said to have smoked so much marijuana on a private plane flight that the pilot was required to don an oxygen mask.
Wikipedia article "Darth Vader".
- Unleavened dough, made of wheat flour, water, and sometimes eggs, that is molded into any of a variety of shapes and boiled.
- A prepared dish containing pasta as its main ingredient.
[Italian, from Late Latin, paste, pastry cake. See paste1.]
• informal , chiefly British a small amount of something: a spot of rain
A long, thick, sharp-pointed piece of wood or metal. A heavy nail.
- A sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall.
- A thin, sharp-pointed vertical rod for impaling papers; a spindle.