Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916), better known by the pen nameSaki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.
Besides his short stories (which were first published in newspapers, as was customary at the time, and then collected into several volumes), he wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-act plays; a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire, the only book published under his own name; a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington; the episodic The Westminster Alice (a parliamentary parody of Alice in Wonderland); and When William Came, subtitled A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns, a fantasy about a future German invasion and occupation of Britain.
Saki may also refer to:
- Saki (given name), female Japanese given name
is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ritz Kobayashi. The story revolves around a first-year high school girl named Saki Miyanaga who is brought into the competitive world of mahjong by another first-year, Nodoka Haramura. The manga has been serialized in Square Enix's Young Gangan since February 3, 2006 and is licensed in English by Yen Press. A 25-episode anime adaptation by Gonzo aired between April and September 2009 on TV Tokyo.
A side-story manga illustrated by Aguri Igarashi, , was serialized between the September 2011 and April 2013 issues of Monthly Shōnen Gangan, with an anime adaptation by Studio Gokumi airing between April and July 2012, with four additional episodes airing between December 2012 and May 2013. A third anime series, , also by Studio Gokumi, aired between January and April 2014. A spin-off series to Achiga-hen, Side story of -Saki-: Shinohayu the dawn of age, began serialization in Big Gangan from September 2013. A gag manga series by Saya Kiyoshi, Saki Biyori, began serialization in Young Gangan from June 2011, with an original video animation released on July 25, 2015. Another spin-off manga illustrated by Meki Meki, Toki, will begin serialization in Big Gangan from June 2016.
Saki (given name)
Saki is a Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Saki (1962 TV series)
Saki is a 1962 British television series which was produced by Granada Television and aired on ITV. It was an anthology series adapting the works of writer Saki (born Hector Hugh Munro). Eight episodes were produced.
Unlike many British television series of the 1960s, the programme survives intact.
Etymology 1 n. (alternative spelling of sake#Etymology 2 sake English) (rice wine) Etymology 2
n. Any of several species of South American monkeys of the genus (taxlink Pithecia genus noshow=1). with large ears and a long hairy tail that is not prehensile.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sake \Sa"ke\ (s[aum]"k[-e]), n. a traditional alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
see sake (n.2).
Usage examples of "saki".
Tammy was probably asking herself that very question, sitting in orbital detention light years from Eugene, while Derek drank warm tangy saki with a semi-nude mammalogist curled in his lap.
No, we wont come back to Wahoo any more, We willf--your black kanaky, We will drink your goddamned saki, BUT we wont come back to Wahoo any more.
They made their landfall at Yawata Saki, directly across the Chiba Peninsula from Tokyo Bay, with the sun just a few degrees off the horizon over Tokyo.
Japanese stumbled away, holding his head and staggering off like a salaryman full of saki.
Random items of furniture -- overstuffed easy chairs, end-table lamps, swatches of astroturf, saki cups -- float relaxedly in the gentle air tides that waft through the cells.
But all the remainder of the monkey tribe--the chimpanzees, the sajous, the sakis, the mandrills, the baboons, and so on--are sociable in the highest degree.
You pulled what might be called a Trojan suit trick, and got Saki to release gas up here.
When they were younger, she'd occasionally put Tip and Huf up on Saki, Tip in front where she could hold on to it, and Huf riding pillion behind, its fingers latched tightly to her belt.
Kincaid asked, pulling out the feed dish of the brown gelding opposite Saki, who seemed to be inhaling her pellets.