16 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2018
    1. She wasn’t going to abandon him

      I wish I had a sister like that..!

    2. infuriating, immature, self-deluding brat

      I have a brother like that..!

    3. waybill

      Waybill - Document issued by a carrier giving details and instructions relating to the shipment of a consignment of goods.

    4. sandwiches

      Need more information - what was in the sandwiches?

      Origin of word: [https://www.wyzant.com/resources/lessons/english/etymology/words-mod-sandwich]

    5. meters

      I concede this is an American text..!

    6. a fait accompli

      Now some French - meaning 'already been decided or done and cannot be changed'

    7. maneuver

      The 'manoeuvre' was repeated...

    8. maneuvers

      Another American spelling of 'manoeuvre'.<br> Okay, okay, now I'm just being pedantic..!

    9. meters

      American spelling of 'metre' e.g. "my gas meter is two metres from my garden wall"

    10. verisimilitude

      verisimilitude - 'the quality of seeming true or of having the appearance of being real'

    11. corrupted the software in existing drones


    12. Every motion sensor of every security system, every insect-zapping laser, every moth-chasing cat had been cataloged.

      I wonder what type of motion sensor could pick up a moth.

    13. A Skype connection would be much harder to trace than a cellphone

      That's probably true.

    14. GPS wouldn’t work inside the building

      GPS wouldn't work. Lead on roof perhaps?

    15. Spanish moss

      Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is an epiphytic flowering plant that often grows upon larger trees in tropical and subtropical climates. (Well, that's what it says on Wikipedia anyway.)

    16. As Natalie started up the stairs to her apartment she heard a distinctive trilling siren, then saw a red shimmer spilling down onto the landing ahead.

      This is my first annotation.... This is Paul S on the MA DaH.