n. [a tendon]

wiki: A tendon (or sinew) is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone.

n. [power]

ex. the sinews of the nation.


Skinning a Deer and getting sinew









v. [burn superficially or lightly]

wiki: A singe is a slight scorching, burn or treatment with flame. This may be due to an accident, such as scorching one's hair when lighting a gas fire, or a deliberate method of treatment or removal of hair or other fibres.

ps. 在百年前的理髮師會有singing 的服務,因為人們認為頭髮有fluid, 而用火微烤可以將這液體給困住,也可以把髮端、髮囊密封,而使頭髮長得更快。









n. [ being unusual or unique]

ex. the gravitational forces acting on a neutron star, an ultradense object one step from total collapse into a singularity or black hole.

ps. Complex analysis







adj. [winding or curvy]

ex. a sinuous mountain path. sinuous questions.

ps. insinuate (p.268)

syn: winding, meandering(P.305), tortuous







v. [to drink (a liquid) a little at a time; take small tastes of]

ps. 比方說湯太燙,你會先sip看看能不能下口,to sip the hot soup

ps1: insipid (p.268) adj.無味的, 無趣的

ps2: gossip










n. [one of a number of winged women whose songs lured sailors to their destruction]

ps. 希臘神話中的女海妖,一般認為的外相有上半身是女人而下半身是魚尾,或麻雀鳥爪。神話中的描述是siren會用它甜美的歌聲在霧裡吸引水手到有岩石暗礁之處,而使沈船。具有麻雀鳥爪是因為鳥的歌聲優越好聽,另外也有長出翅膀,與身材優美的女人的形象。

n. [device that makes a long loud sound as a signal or warning; noisemaker]

ex. an ambulance/a fire-engine racing along with its sirens wailing







n.骨骼, 骨架 [framework of bones supporting an animal or a human body]

ps. skeleton in the closet means family scandal that is concealed to avoid public disgrace or any embarrassing, shameful, or damaging secret.

n. [an outline]

ex. the skeleton of a financial plan is a basic outline of that plan.


The Human Skeleton








adj. [like a sketch; giving only outlines or essentials; imperfect, incomplete]

ex. Even when cost-reduction is a target, the plans for realizing it are often sketchy.

ex. the  ban was based on sketchy data and incomplete science.

adj. informal [unreliable or unsafe, disreputable or shady]

ex. He has a sketchy past.


ps. A sketch is a rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not usually intended as a finished work.

(Leonardo da Vinci.)


How to Draw a Chibi: Surprised









adj.斜的 [having an oblique(p.328) direction or position]

ex. The picture is a bit skew. 這幅畫有點歪

v. 使歪斜

ex. Her argument is constructed through hindsight, which tends to skew her conclusions.

ex. the subtle influences can skew the decision.

ex. There was a policy decision, as you note, to skew the payment system in favor of rural physicians.









wiki: A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold pieces of food together. They are used while grilling or roasting meats, and in other culinary applications.

Skewer Through Balloon








wiki: A skiff is a small boat. There are a number of different craft which are called skiffs. Traditionally these are coastal or river craft used for leisure or fishing and have a one-person or small crew.

ps. 像是英國有很多河流上,例如Cam river,就很多多skiff。

ps. 老人與海中的老人出外抓魚用的小船就也可以叫skiff

ps. 也有競賽用的skiff


12 foot skiff highlights 2010







n. wiki A frying pan, frypan, or skillet is a flat-bottomed pan used for frying, searing, and browning foods.









v. [remove cream, scum, etc from the surface of (a liquid)]

ex. Skim milk

ex. to skim oil off the water's surface.

v. [read sth quickly, noting only the main points]

ex. He skimmed the pages quickly, then read them again more carefully.

ps. skin n. 皮膚


ps. In the USA, milk is marketed primarily by fat content and available in these varieties:

Whole Milk is 3.25% fat
2% Reduced-Fat Milk
1% Lowfat Milk (also called Light Milk)
0% Fat-Free Milk (also called Skim Milk or Nonfat Milk)


ps. Skimming is a process of speed reading that involves visually searching the sentences of a page for clues to meaning.







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