Viktor Orban, Hungary’s combative prime minister, has long revelled in the image of a maverick defending his country’s national interests from the overmighty European Union. Now, as Hungary finds itself on the frontline of Europe’s evolving migration crisis, Mr Orban has found a new way to stick it to the bureaucrats of Brussels: by enforcing their law to the letter http://econ.st/1hKxejV
China's shanzhai山寨 enthusiasts are at it again, using imitation to pay tribute to Google.
By KEITH BRADSHER
Corporate executives and economists say officials in some Chinese cities and provinces are falsifying statistics to mask the extent of the downturn.
Wall St. Helped Greece to Mask Debt Fueling Europe’s Crisis
By LOUISE STORY, LANDON THOMAS Jr. and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
Wall Street did not create Europe’s debt problem, but bankers enabled Greece and others to borrow beyond their means, in deals that were perfectly legal.
Model Liskula Cohen sues Google over blogger's 'skank' comment
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USABY JOSE MARTINEZ A Vogue model is suing Google in an attempt to unmask the blogger who trashed her as a "skank" and an "old hag" on a Web site devoted to ...
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simony (SY-muh-nee, SIM-)
noun: Profiting from holy things, especially buying and selling of holy positions and pardons.
After Simon Magus, Samaritan sorcerer in Bible, who wanted to buy spiritual powers -- the ability of transferring the "Holy Spirit" by putting hands on someone -- from Peter.
"A related theme -- the preacher or moraliser unmasked -- has been richly illustrated in recent years by examples from real life: a string of corrupt American televangelists, self-appointed 'men of God', who revelled in greed, lust and simony, the very things they were thought to be railing against." — Gilchrist; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 19, 1994.
past tense: revelled; past participle: revelled
- A rhythmic dance performed to reggae or ska music, characterized by bending forward, raising the knees, and extending the hands.
- Disgusting or vulgar matter; filth.
- One who is disgustingly foul or filthy and often considered sexually promiscuous. Used especially of a woman or girl.
To dance the skank.
[Of Jamaican origin.]skanky skank'y adj.
- An old woman considered ugly or frightful.
- A witch; a sorceress.
- Obsolete. A female demon.
- A hagfish.
[Middle English hagge, perhaps short for Old English hægtesse, witch.]
v., masked, mask·ing, masks. v.tr.
- To cover with a decorative or protective mask.
- To make indistinct or blurred to the senses: spices that mask the strong flavor of the meat.
- To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise. See synonyms at disguise.
- To block the view of: Undergrowth masked the entrance to the cave.
- To cover (a part of a photographic film) by the application of an opaque border.
- Chemistry. To prevent (an atom or a group of atoms) from taking part in a normal reaction.
v., -masked, -mask·ing, -masks. v.tr.
- To remove a mask from.
- To disclose the true character of; expose.
To remove one's mask.