2008年8月9日 星期六

bulldozer, dignitaries,mandate

Olympic Message to Some in Beijing Is ‘Please Leave’
By ANDREW JACOBS
Thousands of itinerant workers民工 are leaving Beijing as the government encourages them to clear out until visiting dignitaries and journalists have gone home.




New President for S. Korea

South Korea has a new president to succeed Roh Moo-hyun. Lee Myung-bak takes up the post with a mandate to boost the economy and take a tougher line on nuclear-armed North Korea. The conservative, pro-US Lee is nicknamed "The Bulldozer" for the tough image he built as a
construction company CEO and later as mayor of Seoul. The 66-year-old was sworn in before international dignitaries, including US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

man・date


━━ n. 命令(書), 指令(書); (普通単数形で) 権限委託; 【史】委任統治(領); (法王からの)聖職叙任命令, (選挙区民から議員にだす)要求.
━━ vt. 統治を委任する; 権限を付与する; 要求する; 委任統治領にする.
man・da・ta・ry
 ━━ n. 受任者[国]; 委任統治国.
man・da・to・ry
 ━━ a., n. 統治を委任された; 命令の, 義務的[上]の; =mandatary.
mandatory administration [rule] 委任統治.

bulldozer

A tractor or other prime mover equipped with a blade attached by arms or brackets to its front end; used in pushing or piling earth or rock.

bulldozer


bull·doze (bʊl'dōz') pronunciation

v., -dozed, -doz·ing, -dozes. v.tr.
  1. To clear, dig up, or move with a bulldozer.
  2. To treat in an abusive manner; bully.
  3. To coerce in an unsympathetic or cruel way. See synonyms at intimidate.
  4. To do away with; demolish: “A massive bipartisan majority voted . . . to bulldoze the social programs of decades in the next 30 days” (Peter Goldman).
v.intr.
  1. To operate a bulldozer.
  2. To proceed forcefully or insensitively: “intends to bulldoze ahead with plans for extensive reconstruction” (New York Times).

[Perhaps from alteration of obsolete bulldose, severe beating : BULL1 + DOSE.]

dignitaries,

━━ n. 高僧; 貴人, 高官.

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