2016年2月1日 星期一

unearth, haul, .aquatic, green around (or about) the gills


Total, the French Oil Company, Places Its Bets Globally
By JAD MOUAWAD
Total’s experience in Yemen shows how far an oil company will go to unearth new energy supplies.


The Australian swim team will fly out of Japan on Saturday following their haul of 15 gold medals at the four-day meet in Chiba.







For nearly 40 years, David Kessler — a former Berkeley staffer and student — has created a tight-knit aquatic community on campus through homemade sandwiches and a lot of heart. ‪#‎BerkeleyStory‬

There are over 300 varieties of sharks, found mostly in warm waters. Like other fishes, sharks breathe by taking in water and passing it over their gills. Because of their great weight, sharks need more oxygen than most fishes

green old age
the fish is too green to handle in the Old Man and the Sea.



green
adj.green·ergreen·est.
  1. Of the color green.
  2. Abounding in or covered with green growth or foliage: the green woods.
  3. Made with green or leafy vegetables: a green salad.
  4. Characterized by mild or temperate weather: a green climate.
  5. Youthful; vigorous: at the green age of 18.
  6. Not mature or ripe; young: green tomatoes.
  7. Brand-new; fresh.
  8. Not yet fully processed, especially:
    1. Not aged: green wood.
    2. Not cured or tanned: green pelts.
  9. Lacking training or experience. See synonyms at young.
    1. Lacking sophistication or worldly experience; naive.
    2. Easily duped or deceived; gullible.
  10. Having a sickly or unhealthy pallor indicative of nausea or jealousy, for example.
    1. Beneficial to the environment: green recycling policies.
    2. Favoring or supporting environmentalism: green legislators who strengthened pollution controls.
tr. & intr.v.greenedgreen·inggreens.
To make or become green.
idiom:
green around (or aboutthe gills
  1. Pale or sickly in appearance.
[Middle English grene, from Old English grēne. N., sense 7 , translation of German (die) Grünen, (the) Greens, from grün, green.]


gill
n.
  1. Zoology. The respiratory organ of most aquatic animals that breathe water to obtain oxygen, consisting of a filamentous structure of vascular membranes across which dissolved gases are exchanged.
    1. The wattle of a bird. Often used in the plural.
    2. gills Informal. The area around the chin and neck.
  2. Botany. One of the thin, platelike structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus.

v.gilledgill·inggillsv.tr.
  1. To catch (fish) in a gill net.
  2. To gut or clean (fish).
v.intr.
To become entangled in a gill net. Used of fish.
idiom:
to the gills Informal.
  1. As full as possible; completely.
[Middle English gile, of Scandinavian origin.]
gilled gilled

Phrases

green about (or around or at) the gills
1
(Of a person) looking or feeling ill or nauseous.
to the gills
2
Until completely full.
adj.aquatic
Line breaks: aquat¦ic
Pronunciation: /əˈkwatɪk/ 
 /əˈkwɒtɪk/

Definition of aquatic in English:

adjective

1Relating to water:animals have eyes adapted to the hues of their aquatic homethose who favour cycling or various aquatic sports
1.1(Of a plant or animal) growing or living in or near water:aquatic plantsthe bay could support aquatic life

noun

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1An aquatic plant or animal, especially one suitable for a pond or aquarium:water lilies and other deep-water aquaticsspecialist aquatics suppliers
2(aquatics) Sports played in or on water.

Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense 'watery, rainy'): from Old French aquatique or Latin aquaticus, fromaqua 'water'.

haul (AMOUNT)
noun [C]
1 a usually large amount of something that has been stolen or is illegal:
a haul of arms/drugs

2 the amount of fish caught:
Fishermen have been complaining of poor hauls all year.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

The Japan Open unearthed two stars of the future in Cate Campbell and Bronte Barratt in the 50m and 400m freestyle respectively.

unearth
verb [T]
1 to discover something in the ground:
Building at the site was halted after human remains were unearthed earlier this month.

2 to discover proof or some other information, especially after careful searching:
A private detective has apparently unearthed some fresh evidence.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
Campbell, 15, broke the 50m freestyle national record with a stunning performance on Friday night - stopping the clock at 24.48 seconds to eclipse Alice Mills' mark by 0.01s.
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noun [S or U] LITERARY
when something becomes less important:
The eclipse of the ruling political party was inevitable.
His remarkable contribution to literature has been too long in eclipse.

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verb [T often passive]
to make another person or thing seem much less important, good or famous:
The economy has eclipsed all other issues during this election campaign.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
She defeated reigning world champion Libby Lenton in the process to put herself well and truly in the frame for a medal at next year's Beijing Olympics.
That came after 18-year-old Barratt had broken Tracey Wickham's 29-year-old 400m freestyle Australian and Commonwealth record earlier in the week, and backed it up with a win in the 200m freestyle.
The team arrives back in Australia on Sunday morning before the Australian short-course meet starts on Wednesday at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
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noun [C]
1 US a sports event:
a track/swim meet
the first meet of the season

2 UK an occasion when people go foxhunting

The five-day meet will act as a selection trial for next April's world shortcourse championships in Manchester.
(An 'Olympic Swimming Pool' is 50 metres in length ("long-course"), but recently "short-course" swimming events held in a 25 metre pool have become popular (if not held at the Olympics). There also exist many pools 33 1/3 metres in length, so that 3 lengths = 100 metres. This is sometimes jokingly referred to as "inter-course". In general, the shorter the pool, the faster the time for the same distance, since the swimmer gains speed from pushing off the wall after each turn at the end of the pool.)


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