2016年4月12日 星期二

sick, sickness, karst, pull a sicky, round on, a PR crisis


Rounding on the media is a natural reflex in these circumstances - and it’s almost always the wrong one.
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From Instagram: Recent rains and thaw of snow have combined to cause several periodic karst springs in the Bukk Mountains, near Felsotarkany, Hungary, February 24th 2016

The boss found out when he became eligible for a long-service award.

Urban Dictionary: Pull a sicky

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Top DefinitionPull a sicky. Used in the UK. Calling into work to get the day off for being supposedly ill. Woman: "Can't you get the day off work and stay in bed ...




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round on

Make a sudden verbal attack on:she rounded on me angrily




喀斯特地形英語:karst topography),又稱溶蝕地形石灰岩地形,是具有溶蝕力的水對可溶性岩石進行溶蝕等作用所形成的地表和地下形態的總稱。又稱岩溶地貌。水對可溶性岩石所進行的作用,統稱為喀斯特作用。一般指酸鹽岩分布地區或存在流經石灰岩的地下水所特有的地貌現象。當雨水或者地下水與地面碳酸鹽類岩石接觸時,就會有少量碳酸鹽溶於水中。經過長時期的溶解侵蝕,形成了以地表岩層千溝萬壑為標誌的地表特徵。在喀斯特地貌下往往存在地下河、溶洞等景象。
喀斯特地形的地表崎嶇、土壤十分貧瘠,不利農業發展,因此在雲貴高原有「地無三里平,天無三日晴,人無三両銀」的俗諺。但其千溝萬壑的特色卻十分受到觀光客青睞。目前巴爾幹半島及中國重慶廣西貴州雲南一帶均有喀斯特地形的存在。
該種地形得名自克羅埃西亞喀斯特高原地理學家最早在該地做有系統的岩溶地貌研究。喀斯特是位於斯洛維尼亞西南部河谷以南,並延伸到義大利東北角大城鄰近狹長地帶的一片高地。因為該地區絕大部份位於斯洛維尼亞境內,所以簡述為位於斯洛維尼亞是可以接受的。

語源[編輯]

喀斯特」是斯洛維尼亞伊斯特拉半島的一個地區。(當地稱為Kras,意為岩石裸露的地方)這裡在中生代形成了分布廣泛的厚實的石灰岩層。經過長時間的水流侵蝕,形成了可能是世界上最典型的喀斯特地貌之一。故而地質學家們將這種石灰岩層所特有的地形冠名以「喀斯特」。

sick
(ILL)
adjective
physically or mentally ill; not well or healthy:
a sick child
a sick cow
My father has been off sick (= not working because of illness) for a long time.
Anyone who could hurt a child like that must be sick (= mentally ill).
The old woman fell/took/was taken sick (= became ill) while she was away and had to come home.
Sarah called in/reported sick (= told her employer that she was unable to go to work because of illness).
FIGURATIVE High rates of crime are considered by some people to be a sign of a sick society.
See also heartsick; homesick; lovesick.

the sick plural noun
people who are ill:
It's better for the sick to be cared for at home rather than in hospital.

sicken
verb [I]
to become ill:
LITERARY The child sickened and died.
UK "You look feverish. Are you sickening for (= about to become ill with) something?"

sickly
adjective
weak, unhealthy and often ill:
a sickly child/plant
Her face was a sickly colour when she came out of the dentist's.
補充數例


"I’m absolutely ready for this. I mean, I don’t look sickly, I don’t feel sickly. And I’m as ready as any person can be for that."
ELIZABETH EDWARDS, on her husband John’s Democratic campaign for president, after they announced that she had incurable cancer.

The Sickly State of Public Hospitals
. He poses the following questions: - What are the costs and quality of public hospitals relative to their non-government peers in selected cities?

China's booming economy is helping to support global growth as America turns sickly.


sickness
noun [U]
the condition of being ill:
There's a lot of sickness around this winter.


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adjective [after verb]
1 feeling ill as if you are going to vomit:
Lucy felt sick the morning after the party.
If you eat any more of that cake, you'll make yourself sick.
See also airsick; carsick; seasick.

2 be sick to vomit:
She was sick after she ate too much chocolate.

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noun [U] UK INFORMAL
vomit:
a pool of sick on the floor

sickly PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
adjective DISAPPROVING
1 causing a slight feeling of wanting to vomit:
A sickly smell of decaying fish came from the dirty river.
The chocolate cake was sickly sweet (= too sweet).

2 emotional, in an embarrassing way:
His books are sometimes accused of sickly sentimentality.

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noun [U]
vomiting:
Drinking unclean water can cause diarrhoea and sickness.


(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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