2009年3月26日 星期四

Rodeo, "corral and seclude"

Obama, heading overseas for the first time as president next week, aims to use a combination of summit protocol and campaign flash to corral support for his programs.


Malaysian MPs sent overseas amid opposition takeover bid 5 hours ago

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — Dozens of lawmakers from the ruling coalition left Monday for Taiwan on an educational tour, in an apparent bid to prevent them from joining an opposition push to topple the government.

The opposition led by Anwar Ibrahim, who has vowed to unseat the coalition by September 16, said the trip was an attempt to "corral and seclude" parliamentarians amid the high-stakes negotiations.





corral Show phonetics
noun [C]
an area surrounded by a fence for keeping horses or cattle in, especially in North America

corral Show phonetics
verb [T] -ll-
1 to guide horses or cattle into a corral

2 to gather a group of people together and keep them in one place, especially in order to control them:
Police corralled most of the demonstrators in a small area near the station.

seclude

(sĭ-klūd')

tr.v., -clud·ed, -clud·ing, -cludes.
  1. To set or keep apart, as from social contact with others. See synonyms at isolate.
  2. To screen from view; make private.

[Middle English secluden, to shut off, from Latin sēclūdere : sē-, apart + claudere, to shut.]




RODEO
n., pl. -os.
  1. A public competition or exhibition in which skills such as riding broncos or roping calves are displayed.
  2. A cattle roundup.
  3. An enclosure for keeping cattle that have been rounded up.

[Spanish, corral, rodeo, from rodear, to surround, from rueda, wheel, from Latin rota.]

n. - 為打烙印而驅集牧牛, 牧人套馬表演會, 馬術競賽會
v. intr. - 參加競技
Wikipedia article "Rodeo".


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Playboating is a discipline of kayaking or canoeing where the paddler performs various technical moves in one place (a playspot), as opposed to whitewater canoeing or kayaking where the objective is to travel the length of a section of river (although whitewater canoeists will often stop and play en-route). Specialised canoes or kayaks (boats) known as playboats are often used, but any boat can be used for playing.

Playboating is also known as Rodeo, or Freestyle Kayaking.


With the help of its singer/Dionysian bard, Shane McGowan — who still has a morbid streak, dresses like a rodeo clown and performs like a dervish — they’ll lead you in a singalong or three.

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