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Ticks have inbuilt guidance systems, honed by evolution, for reaching the ideal attachment points to suck blood — in mammals that is often the thin-skinned area behind the ear.urbanisation 市鎮化
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Batting Slumber Over, Japan Moves to Semifinals
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《中英對照讀新聞》NYC caught napping among world’s most 24-hour cities 全球不夜城排行榜表現不佳 紐約市措手不及
So New York is the city that never sleeps? Tick that off as just another urban myth.
A new study about the world’s most 24-hour cities ranks New York 32nd on the list, well behind Cairo, Montevideo, Beirut and Malaga and Zaragoza, both in Spain, which captured the top five spots.
Almost every European capital came ahead of New York, with London ranking 17th, Paris 18th, Rome 27th, Lisbon 15th, and even Brussels, commonly thought of as being a sleepy bureaucratic town, came in 11th place in the ranking by the social networking site Badoo.com.
"This will confirm the fears of those who say that New York has grown sterile and sleepy," said Lloyd Price, Badoo’s director of marketing. "Some will call it a humiliation."
The ranking is based on an analysis of 120 million online chats spanning 122 million people in 180 countries, which showed activity peaked in Cairo at nearly 1 a.m., which is much later than New York.
Remaining as an unused portion or amount.
- A remnant or an unused portion.
- leftovers Food remaining from a previous meal.
- An instance of spending the night as a guest at another's home.
- An overnight guest.
be caught napping：慣用語，事發時未預先做好準備；措手不及。例句：As the investigations into the serial blasts progress, it becomes clear that the police were caught napping despite warnings and alerts from the Intelligence bureau over the past couple of months.（隨著連續爆炸案的調查工作持續進展，儘管情報局過去2個月來曾提出警告與警戒，爆炸案顯然令警方措手不及。）
A brief sleep, often during the day.
intr.v., napped, nap·ping, naps.
- To sleep for a brief period, often during the day; doze.
- To be unaware of imminent danger or trouble; be off guard: The civil unrest caught the police napping.
[Middle English, from nappen, to doze, from Old English hnappian.]napper nap'per n.
WORD HISTORY The famous verse 4 of Psalm 121, rendered in the King James Version as "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep," 看，那保護以色列者，不打盹也不會睡著。 is rendered in a Middle English translation as "Loo, ha shal not nappen ne slepen that kepeth ireal." The word nappen is indeed the Middle English ancestor of our word nap. Lest it be thought undignified to say that God could nap, it must be realized that our word nap was at one time not associated only with the younger and older members of society nor simply with short periods of rest. The ancestors of our word, Old English hnappian and its descendant, Middle English nappen, could both refer to prolonged periods of sleep as well as short ones and also, as in the quotation from Psalm 121, to sleepiness. But these senses have been lost. Since the word has become less dignified, we would not find nap used in a modern translation of Psalm 121.
A tipple before bedtime may get you off to sleep faster but it can disrupt your night’s slumber.
The famous verse 4 of Psalm 121, rendered in the King James Version as "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep," 看，那保護以色列者，不打盹也不會睡著。
- ((文))[動](自)まどろむ, うとうとする, 無活動状態にある, 〈火山などが〉休止している.━━(他)1 〈時・生涯などを〉うとうとして［無為に］過ごす((away, out, throu...
- slumber party
- ((米))パジャマパーティー：10代の少女たちが友人の家で一晩, 寝巻き姿で過ごす.
Global alcohol consumption is stable. But some people are tippling more, in ways that hurt themselves and others. At stake are not just vomit-drenched streets. Deaths linked to drinking have tripled since 1990; in that time alcohol has gone from the sixth to the third leading cause of death and disability worldwide http://econ.st/IYXGoP
Definition of tick
phrasal verb - tick off
- Not producing or incapable of producing offspring.
- Not producing or incapable of producing seed, fruit spores, or other reproductive structures. Used of plants or their parts.
- Producing little or no vegetation; unfruitful: sterile land.
- Free from live bacteria or other microorganisms: a sterile operating area; sterile instruments.
- Lacking imagination, creativity, or vitality.
- Lacking the power to function; not productive or effective; fruitless: a sterile discussion.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sterilis.]sterilely ster'ile·ly adv.
sterileness ster'ile·ness or ste·ril'i·ty (stə-rĭl'ĭ-tē) n.