earth, ground

例句:
(英) Is your TV set earthed?
This electric meter needs an earth (wire).
(美) Is your TV set grounded?
This electric meter needs a ground (wire).

解釋:
(英) earth:(v.) 把 (電器設備) 接地;(n.) 接地,地線。
(美) ground:(v.) 把 (電器設備) 接地;(n.) 接地,地線。

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sleeveface

(名詞) 將某唱片或專輯的封套 (封面最好有該歌手的圖片,情況大多如此) 遮住臉部或其他某個身體部位後所拍攝的照片。這個字亦可當形容詞和動詞用,其中 sleeve 意為「(唱片或專輯的) 封套」,但這是英式英語,同義的美式英語叫做 jacket。不過,當名詞用的 sleeveface 和動名詞 sleevefacing 似乎最常見。

根據「維基百科」,sleeveface 是由英國人 Carl Morris 在 2007 年 4 月所創造,但其他網站則指是由一位名叫 John Rostron 的仁兄所創造。但不管誰才是這個新字的真正創造者,sleeveface 這種巧妙地將歌手影像與個人身體集合在一起、讓人產生錯覺的花招正在網路上流行,同名或名稱相近的網站相繼成立;尤有甚者,sleeveface 在社群網站 (social networking sites) 更是大行其道,Facebook 就有個同名團體,頗具知名度。(圖片:sleeveface.com)

引句:
Just when you thought your old LPs were worthless, along comes the incredible photo genre called "sleeveface." Take an old album cover, preferably with a picture of the artist on it, and then pose with it, merging the album sleeve and background together into a fun — and often unforgettable — photograph.
—John Campanelli, "Download," Plain Dealer, January 3, 2010

A sleeveface is an image created by holding an album cover over someone's face or another body part, and snapping a photo of the subject. The selected record cover is generally a photo of someone's face so the result is in an illusion....The fad has been sweeping the Internet, with sleevefaces popping up on Facebook and art sites. Groups hold parties and workshops to create sleevefaces.
—Debby Abe, "Sleevefacing: Using music albums with everyday bodies," The News Tribune, December 13, 2009

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reel, spool

例句:
(英) She took up some scissors and a reel of white string.
(美) I bought three spools of thread at the store.

解釋:
(英) reel:(電線、棉紗等的) 捲軸,捲筒;一捲的量。
(美) spool:(電線、棉紗等的) 捲軸,捲筒;一捲的量。

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