2017年6月7日 星期三

shed, woodshed, overcast, lop; cast/shed/throw light on sth, pokerface, firewood, hardwood

Videos of a Man Being Dragged Off a United Plane Ignites a Public Relations Crisis


The videos cast an unwelcome light not just on United, but on the airline industry's efforts to maximize profits.

Apple's spaceship campus was one of Steve Jobs' final obsessions.

Apple really does design everything.

 Lady Gaga Sheds Pokerface,
Lady Gaga Sheds Pokerface, Loves Japan
Wall Street Journal (blog)
And if she has her way, there could be a lot more monsters to love in Japan by the end of a week-long stay here, unusual by visiting celebrity standards. “I would like to use my position here today and all week long to run around Tokyo and enjoy the ...

Japan's NEC to sell mobile unit for 70-80 billion yen: sources
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's NEC Corp will sell its mobile services subsidiary NEC Mobiling Ltd for 70 to 80 billion yen ($742 million - $848 million), sources said on Tuesday, as the company sheds non-core assets after two years of losses. Marubeni Corp ...

Judge Slashes Jury Award in Apple-Samsung Case

A federal judge softened the blow from Apple's legal victory in a patent case over Samsung, lopping more than 40 percent off the damages.

'Freedom's Gardener'
Reviewed by ANDREA WULF

An extraordinary diary sheds light on a runaway slave who became an American success story.

"Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not fine yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown his work. So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labor to make all one glow or beauty and never cease chiseling your statue, until there shall shine out on you from it the godlike splendor of virtue, until you see the perfect goodness surely established in the stainless shrine"

New Consensus Sees Stimulus Package as Worthy Step
A variety of economists say that stimulus legislation is helping an economy in free fall a year ago to grow again and shed fewer jobs than it otherwise would.

Assad’s Response to Unrest in Syria Divides His Own Sect
Some Alawites have been frustrated that security forces have not crushed the opposition, while others say President Bashar al-Assad is pushing the sect toward a war with Sunni Muslims.

Firewood from pine trees felled by the Grear East Japan Earthquake are burned as part of the ritual to welcome ancestors' spirits during the Obon season in Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture, on Aug. 8. (Shingo Kuzutani)

RIKUZEN-TAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--A ceremonial fire was lit Aug. 8, as part of the Obon festival in this northern Japanese city, one of the hardest hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The firewood came from pine trees in the Takata-Matsubara scenic area that were knocked down by the March 11 tsunami.

The firewood was initially scheduled to be burned in the Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, the traditional Obon event in Kyoto in which huge sacred bonfires are lit.

However, rumors of radiation contamination led to the plan being canceled. The cancellation prompted more than 300 e-mails and angry phone calls to the government of Kyoto criticizing the decision.


A shed in which firewood is stored.
intr.v. Slang.-shed·ded-shed·ding-sheds.
To practice on a musical instrument.

[vbl. n.] 1) the dispensing of punishment
2a) the practice or rehearsal of music b) spontaneous or improvised barber-shop singing

中文(繁體)(Chinese (Traditional))
n. - 貯放柴薪的木棚
v. intr. - 偷偷地演奏樂器


hardwoods (複数形)
1 [U]硬材(カシ・桜・カエデ・マホガニーなど).
2 植物広葉樹;その材が硬材になる木. ⇒SOFTWOOD


Line breaks: hard|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːdwʊd /


1The wood from a broadleaved tree (such as oak, ash, or beech) as distinguished from that of conifers:all hardwood should be treated with stain preservative[COUNT NOUN]: their import of tropical hardwoods
1.1[COUNT NOUN] A broadleaved tree that produces hardwood:the land isn’t fertile enough for hardwoods[AS MODIFIER]: hardwood forests
2(In gardening) mature growth on shrubs and other plants:[AS MODIFIER]: hardwood cuttings are usually taken in winter

More definitions 

v., shed, shed·ding, sheds. v.tr.
  1. To cause to pour forth: shed tears.
  2. To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart: shed light.
  3. To repel without allowing penetration: A duck's feathers shed water.
    1. To lose by natural process: a snake shedding its skin.
    2. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed): I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.
  1. To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process.
  2. To pour forth, fall off, or drop out: All the leaves have shed.
  1. Something that sheds, especially an elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
  2. Something that has been shed.
shed blood
  1. To take life, especially with violence; kill.
[Middle English sheden, to separate, shed, from Old English scēadan, to divide.]

倫敦的國家劇院(The National Theatre)即將啟用一個叫做The Shed 的新劇場。這個劇場不僅只有國家劇院主劇場面積的五分之一,而且不是永久性的- 它只是國家劇院第三個翻修一新的劇場明年再次開幕之前臨時啟用的。 國家劇院希望The Shed 將吸引一批新型 ...

shed ‎(plural sheds)
  1. A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut.
    a wagon shed; a wood shed; a garden shed

    We have the humble garden shed to thank for some of our greatest minds...💡🏡 (BBC Capital)

    Why waste time chasing inspiration at the office, when a better good alternative can be found closer to home?

shed2 (shĕd) pronunciation
  1. A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
  2. A large low structure often open on all sides.
[Alteration of Middle English shadde, perhaps variant of shade, shade. See shade.]
1 (ふつう粗製の)納屋, 物置;((古))小屋
a cattle [a bicycle] shed
2 格納庫;(税関の)倉庫
an engine shed


[動](〜, 〜・ding)(他)
1 〈光・熱・音・香りを〉発散する;〈影響などを〉及ぼす
shed light on ...
2 〈葉・毛・羽・皮膚・殻・角を〉(自然に)落とす;〈衣服を〉脱ぐ;〈物を〉放り出す;〈体重を〉落とす;〈電力量を〉(切断して)落とす;((英))〈トラックなどが〉〈積み荷を〉落とす
A snake sheds its skin.
She managed to shed 10 pounds.
3 …を(不用・無用のものとして)捨てる, 取り除く;〈人を〉(無用になったので)追っぱらう, 帰す, 離婚する.
4 〈布などが〉〈水などを〉はね返す.
5 ((文))〈涙・血などを〉流す
shed (one's) blood for ...
6 …を吹き出させる, 流し出す.
1 捨てられた物.
2 分水嶺(れい).

cast/shed/throw light on sth. ​ C2 Something or someone that casts/sheds/throwslight on a situation provides an explanation for it or information that makes it easier to understand: As an economist, he was able to shed some light on the problem.

1 一面に曇った;どんよりした;《気象》(本)曇りの
an overcast day
本曇 りの日.
2 陰うつな
an overcast face
陰 うつな顔.
3 《裁縫》かがり縫いの.
━━[名][U]《気 象》曇り.
━━[動] , (-cast)(他)
1 …を一面雲でおおう;〈人を〉(悲しみなどで)暗くする, 陰うつにする((with ...)).
2 〈縁を〉かがり縫いする.
━━(自)曇る, 暗くなる.

As a result, those who thought his guilty plea would shed more light on the Ponzi scheme left the courtroom unsatisfied and uncertain -- about where their money had gone and who may have helped Mr. Madoff steal it.

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cast/shed/throw light on sth
Something or someone that casts/sheds/throws light on a situation provides an explanation for it or information which makes it easier to understand:
As an economist, he was able to shed some light on the problem.
shed light on
…に(解決の)光明を投じる, …をはっきりさせる.


lɑ'p | lɔ'p
lops (複数形) • lopped (過去形) • lopped (過去分詞) • lopping (現在分詞) • lops (三人称単数現在)
[動](〜ped, 〜・ping)(他)
1 〈枝などを〉(…から)払う, 切り取る, 落とす;〈不要部分を〉(…から)取り除く((off, away/off ...)).
2 〈木などの〉枝を切り詰める, 刈り込む;…の不要な[余った]部分を取り除く[間引く]((off, away))
Good writers lop off all unnecessary phrasing.
3 〈人・動物の頭・手足などを〉切り落とす.
1 枝などを切り取る;刈り込む.
2 削る, 取り除く.
1 切り取られた[削られた]部分.
2 切り枝, 小枝.