Wooden Accent Table

wooden accent table
  • made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden wheels"
  • Made of wood
  • Stiff and awkward in movement or manner
  • (woodenly) ungraciously: without grace; rigidly; "they moved woodenly"
  • Like or characteristic of wood
  • lacking ease or grace; "the actor's performance was wooden"; "a wooden smile"
  • A distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, esp. one associated with a particular nation, locality, or social class
  • A distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch
  • A mark on a letter, typically a vowel, to indicate pitch, stress, or vowel quality
  • stress: to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
  • emphasis: special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
  • distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
  • a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
  • Postpone consideration of
  • Present formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting
  • a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"
  • postpone: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
wooden accent table - American Accent
American Accent Training: Grammar with Audio CDs
American Accent Training: Grammar with Audio CDs
This book and audio compact disc program instructs students of English as a second language in the elements of grammar, presenting a grammar review that emphasizes speech and correct pronunciation. The compact discs include spoken dictations for each of the book's ten chapters. Students start by writing out what they hear, and then comparing what they have written with the book's printed version. In the process, they begin learning the elements of grammar, staring with the simple present tense of the verb "to be" and progressing to all other tenses and parts of speech. Students gradually learn how to use English words and pronounce them properly in grammatically correct sentences. Following each chapter's introductory sentence, they are given a brief story. A short test at the end of each chapter helps them determine their learning progress. The dictations start out quite simple and become progressively more difficult from one chapter to the next. The book is filled with charts and illustrations to facilitate students' learning progress.

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Antique Japan Abacus - Soroban Wooden Calculating Tool
Antique Japan Abacus - Soroban Wooden Calculating Tool
Description Old wooden Japanese abacus or soroban dating from the early Japanese Showa period (1926-1989). This date range can be inferred due to the number of beads it contains. Soroban manufactured in Japan before 1850 included a 2/5 bead combination (2 beads on the upper deck and 5 beads on the lower deck). The Japanese formally changed to a 1/5 style in 1850 and then finally a 1/4 style in 1930 when all of the Japanese school text books were revised. This soroban has the 1/5 bead style. The abacus is in good condition with only a few marks and scratches from handling. The bead shafts are made of shaved bamboo and the beads slide quickly and easily. The beads and soroban body are a bit dusty. Japanese writing on the back of the soroban reads 'Yamada' and may be the name of the soroban's former owner. Many modern Japanese still learn to use a soroban in school and some even prefer these ancient tools over modern electronic calculators. My Japanese mother-in-law (last photo below) for instance uses her soroban when performing daily accounting work for the family business as well as in the preparation of her annual tax return! However, when I showed her an old soroban like the one offered here she was unable to use it as her training had never included such an old fashioned bead count. The soroban offered here is ready (with a little cleaning) to once again assist with mathematical calculations (that is if anyone can figure out how to use it), or perhaps to serve as a decorative accent in the home or office of someone who appreciates high quality, hand made Japanese woodcraft. Size: Length: 11.7 inches (30.0 centimeters) Width: 2.6 inches (6.7 centimeters) Weight: 4.9 ounces (141 grams) What exactly is an abacus? How did people keep track of numbers before pen and paper were widely available? How does addition and subtraction work if you don't have a handy written form for your numbers? Say you can't read or write, but you can count - how do you add, subtract, multiply, or divide large numbers? The answer to all these questions is . . . the abacus! What is an abacus? An abacus is a device used for addition and subtraction, and the related operations of multiplication and division. It does not require the use of pen and paper, and it's good for any base number system. There are two basic forms for the abacus: a specially marked flat surface used with counters (counting table), or a frame with beads strung on wires (bead frame). The bead frame form is what most people think of when they hear the word, "abacus". There are 3 main forms of abacus in use today; the Chinese, the Japanese, and the Russian. All are composed of a rectangular frame with beads on vertical wires or bamboo dowel. The number of wires and beads vary, and there may or may not be a horizontal divider in the frame. It cannot be proven, but the Chinese are often credited with the invention of the abacus. The abacus was a great invention in ancient China and has been called by some Western writers "the earliest calculating machine in the world." The Chinese abacus was brought into Japan around the 17th century. It was studied by the Japanese mathematician Seki Kowa (1640 - 1708) and many refinements were made to the Chinese abacus, including removing one bead on each wire above and below the horizontal dividing bar. The transformation of the Chinese abacus into the modern Japanese form was completed during the early part of the 20th century. This modern form has 4 beads below the horizontal divider, and only one bead on each wire above. It also usually has 21 columns. item code: R2S6-0003389 ship code: G3
the most beautiful woman I have ever met
the most beautiful woman I have ever met
One day in March, I met the most beautiful woman I have ever met in my life. She was an 88-year-old woman, known as Nona, with such a grace living close to the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. Nona had a curly long and delicate blond hair and blue eyes and was wearing pearl earrings. She also had a jar full of stories as many as her 88 years of life. She sat on the green padded wooden chair and told us (me and two of my friends) about her travel to India… and beautiful scene of Venezia, Italy. She had lived in Italy and Germany (She’s a German thus had a German accent.) On her table in livingroom, there was a German book about a town in Germany she had lived, an anatomy book, and a newly published W magazine! She even opened the last page of the W magazine and said the style, photo was very cool. In her room there was a sensuous looking drawing of a female nude and the drawing was Nona herself. Nona sat there her legs crossed and elbows on the chair arms for less than an hour… But as I left, I felt as if I read a great book. I thought I want to be like Nona when I get old.

wooden accent table