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
Earthquake survivor Liu Xuequn, 66, stitches shoe insoles to sell to tourists in Yingxiu, Sichuan province, in January. (Tetsu Kobayashi)
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).
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
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.sole
Definition of stitch-up in English:
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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.
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.
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］