n. [a tendon]
wiki: A tendon (or sinew) is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone.
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
n. [one of a number of winged women whose songs lured sailors to their destruction]
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
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。
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.