Last year we asked French voters not to dismiss an untested political outsider. On Sunday they voted him through to the second round of the presidential election
Apart from a few years in the 1960s when the New York culture czar Henry Geldzahler tossed some stardust around, the Metropolitan Museum was a fusty backwater for contemporary art, and an object of scorn in the art world. New work seemed to arrive only in bland job-lot batches. Exhibitions kept being awarded to angsty British painters who had peaked before World War II.
With Europe's northern coastline abutting Russia's, helping to secure the reactors at Murmansk reduces the risk of potential contamination in European waters.
verb [T never passive; I + preposition] -tt- FORMAL
If a building or area of land abuts on something, it is next to it or touches it on one side:
Mexico abuts (on) some of the richest parts of the United States.
Their house abutted (onto) the police station.
━━ v. （-tt-） （隣）接する ((on, upon)); 寄り掛かる ((against)).
a・but・ment ━━ n. 【建】隣接（点）; 橋台; せり台 ((アーチの)).
a・but・tals ━━ n.pl. 境界（地）.
━━ n. 【地学】がれ（場）; 崖錐(がいすい).
scree (看圖 那一是英國南方的......) Show phonetics
noun [C or U] SPECIALIZED
(an area on the side of a mountain covered with) large loose broken stones
Loose rock debris covering a slope.
A slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff.
verb [T] US
to change something, especially unfairly or illegally:
The ruling party jiggered the election results to be sure they would stay in power.EBay Rejiggers Fees for Sellers
EBay said it will cut by up to 50% the fees it charges sellers to list their goods online, and will instead take a bigger cut of completed sales.
━━ n. jigを踊る人; 【虫】スナノミ ((ノミ［ダニ］の一種)); （酒の）計量カップ（1杯の分量）; 〔話〕 代物 ((とっさに名称が思い出せない時用いる)).
noun [C] US
a small round metal container which is used for measuring strong alcoholic drinks, or the amount of alcohol which this container holds 1. Also called a shot or shot glass, a jigger is a small drinking glass-shaped container that usually holds about 11⁄2 ounces, but can also be a 1- or 2-ounce size. It's generally used to measure liquor. 2. The term is also used to describe the quantity of liquid such a measure holds, as in "a jigger of whiskey."See also pony; shot.
- A dreamlike, romantic, or uncritical sense of well-being.
- A cluster of stars too distant to be seen individually, resembling a dimly luminous cloud of dust. Not in scientific use.
- Minute particles of matter that fall to Earth from the stars. Not in scientific use.
have stardust in (one's) eyes
- To be uncritically or unrealistically optimistic.
adj., -ti·er, -ti·est.
- Smelling of mildew or decay; musty.
- Old-fashioned; antique.
[Middle English, from Old French fust, piece of wood, wine cask, from Latin fūstis, stick, club.]fustily fus'ti·ly adv.
fustiness fus'ti·ness n.
adj., bland·er, bland·est.
- Characterized by a moderate, unperturbed, or tranquil quality, especially:
- Pleasant in manner; smooth: a bland smile.
- Not irritating or stimulating; soothing: a bland diet.
- Exhibiting no personal worry, embarrassment, or concern: told a series of bland lies.
- Dull and insipid: a bland little drama.
- Having little or no distinctive flavor: bland cooking.
[Latin blandus, caressing, flattering.]blandly bland'ly adv.
blandness bland'ness n.