terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014

Word of the day: Hoist / Interesting Facts About English

Word of the day

Hoist: ação de levantar ou içar, elevador,macaco, moitão, guindaste, guincho, grua, içar, levantar, elevar
Synonyms: boost, heft, heave, jack (up), upheave

“The engine was hoisted out with a winch.”
“The cargo was hoisted up onto the ship.”
“He stopped at a bar after work to hoist a few beers with his friends.”

Obs.: to hoist the flag = içar a bandeira

Interesting Facts About English

The word "triskaidekaphobia" means "extreme fear of the number 13". This superstition is related to "paraskevidekatriaphobia", which means "fear of Friday the 13th".
More English words begin with the letter "s" than with any other letter.
The word "uncopyrightable" is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once.

A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a "pangram". The following sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." This sentence is often used to test typewriters or keyboards.  


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