2017年6月14日 星期三

sole, insole, stitch, stitch-up, rubberstamp, hemstitch


Twenty-seven EU leaders will formally meet without Britain for the first time to rubberstamp their guidelines for Brexit negotiations.
Here are the key points of the guidelines, first produced by European Council President Donald Tusk on March 31 and since toughened up by member states http://u.afp.com/4dEN

'From tax justice to climate change, the “protest never achieves anything” brigade have been proved wrong. Here’s a potential victory to relish, and build on.'

People power has taken on big business over this transatlantic stitch-up
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 OWEN JONES 上傳
Not so long ago, Britain’s “big six” energy suppliers—SSE, EDF, Npower, E.ON, Scottish Power and British Gas, now owned by Centrica—seemed to have the energy market stitched up. Now, however, all that is changing, and rapidly. The big six are being challenged by a wave of small, nimble and ambitious new companieshttp://econ.st/1w2unZq

Prices can say a lot about the health of a market. Low prices tend to signal sharp competition. High prices can mean a cosy stitch-up, with fat cat incumbents who fear only antitrust watchdogs like the Competition Commission. But in Britain's strange car-insurance market the conventions are flipped http://econ.st/16RrNHE


Earthquake survivor Liu Xuequn, 66, stitches shoe insoles to sell to tourists in Yingxiu, Sichuan province, in January. (Tetsu Kobayashi)




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Description: This recall involves Rossignol cross-country boots with model X-IUM World Cup Skate, X-IUM World Cup Classic, X-IUM World Cup Pursuit, X-11 Skate, and X-IUM J Skate. The model name is printed on the upper part of the boot. Boots included in this recall have a 5 or 6 digit lot number stamped on the right boot under the removable insole (see photo below).




rubber stamp
noun
noun: rubberstamp
  1. 1.
    a handheld device for inking and imprinting a message or design on a surface.
  2. 2.
    a person or organization that gives automatic approval or authorization to the decisions of others, without proper consideration.

    "the Commission were accused of being a rubber stamp for the police department"

stitch

Syllabification: (stitch)
Pronunciation: /stiCH/
noun


  • a loop of thread or yarn resulting from a single pass or movement of the needle in sewing, knitting, or crocheting.
  • a loop of thread used to join the edges of a wound or surgical incision:a neck wound requiring forty stitches
  • [usually with adjective] a method of sewing, knitting, or crocheting producing a particular pattern or design:basic embroidery stitches
  • [in singular, usually with negative] informal the smallest item of clothing:a man answered the door without a stitch on
  • a sudden sharp pain in the side of the body, caused by strenuous exercise:she ran with a stitch in her side

verb

[with object]
  • make, mend, or join (something) with stitches:stitch a plain seam with right sides together they stitched the cut on her face [as adjective,in combination]: (stitched)hand-stitched English dresses


Phrases

in stitches



informal laughing uncontrollably:his unique brand of droll self-mockery had his audiences in stitches

a stitch in time saves nine
proverb if you sort out a problem immediately it may save a lot of extra work later.

Derivatives

stitcher
noun






stitchery

noun

Origin:

Old English stice 'a puncture, stabbing pain', of Germanic origin; related to German Stich 'a sting, prick', also to stick2. The sense 'loop' (in sewing, etc.) arose in Middle English

stitch-up

Syllabification: (stitch-up)

noun

British informal
an act of placing someone in a position in which they will be wrongly blamed for something, or of manipulating a situation to one’s advantage.


Definition of stitch-up in English:

NOUN

British informal
An act of placing someone in a position in which they will be wrongly blamed for something, or of manipulating a situation to one’s advantage:he called the deal a stitch-up and said other companies were prevented from submitting higherbidsto put it bluntly, the election was tantamount to a stitch-up
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hemstitched handkerchief.
Ladder Hemstitch
Hemstitch or hem-stitch is a decorative drawn thread work or openwork hand-sewing technique for embellishing the hem of clothing or household linens. Unlike an ordinary hem, hemstitching can employ embroidery thread in a contrasting color so as to be noticeable.
In hemstitching, one or more threads are drawn out of the fabric parallel and next to the turned hem, and stitches bundle the remaining threads in a variety of decorative patterns while securing the hem in place. Multiple rows of drawn thread work may be used.[1][2]




sole

[名]
1 足底, 足裏;靴底.
2 (一般に)底の部分;《木工》(かんなの)裏;床板, 敷盤, 台輪.
3 《ゴルフ》ソール:クラブの底面.
4 《海事》(船室・舵手(だしゅ)席の)底板;(水車の)軸盤.
━━[動](他)
1 ((通例受身))〈靴に〉底をつける
rubber-soled shoes
ゴム底靴.
2 《ゴルフ》〈クラブの〉底面を地面につける.
[ラテン語solea(靴底)←ラテン語solea(足裏). ラテン語solum(地面)と同系. △SOIL1

ínsòle[ín・sòle]

[名]靴の内底;靴の敷き革.

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