2008年7月26日 星期六

expatriate ( expat) , hothouse, cool, throbbing

Scores of Taiwanese-Canadians travel for vote
Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
VANCOUVER - Hundreds and possibly thousands of Taiwanese-Canadian expatriates are making tracks for their homeland to vote in next weekend's presidential ...


Argentine Nights
By DENNY LEE
Drawn by low prices and Paris-like elegance, expat artists, designers and musicians are transforming Buenos Aires into a throbbing hothouse of cool.



標題 類似 One Thousand and One Nights(, also known as The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, 1001 Arabian Nights, Arabian Nights, The Arabian Nights Entertainments, The Nightly Entertainments or simply The Nights



M'Mburugu had a machete in one hand but dropped that to thrust his fist down the leopard's mouth. He gradually managed to pull out the animal's tongue, leaving it in its death-throes.
恩姆布魯谷當時一手拿著一把大刀,但(他)丟下刀,把拳頭戳進這頭豹的嘴裡,然後逐漸把這頭野獸的舌頭拉出來,使牠陷入垂死痛苦中。

(death-throes:名詞,處於臨終痛苦中。throe,劇痛,加s指分娩時的陣痛,或臨死時的痛苦掙扎。例句:The sick old man is in the death throes.(這名生病的老人正處於臨終痛苦中。))

expatriate
noun [C] (INFORMAL expat) adjective
someone who does not live in their own country:
A large community of expatriates has settled there.
an expatriate Scot

expatriate
verb [T] FORMAL
to use force or law to remove someone from their own country:
The new leaders expatriated the ruling family.


throb Show phonetics
verb [I] -bb-
1 to produce a strong, regular beat:
Both records have a good throbbing bass which is great to dance to.
See also heartthrob.

2 If a part of your body throbs, you feel pain in it in a series of regular beats:
His head throbbed, and his body ached.
The throbbing pain in his leg was becoming unbearable.

throb Show phonetics
noun [S]
the throb of the engine

death throes plural noun LITERARY
the process of dying or ending in a very painful or unpleasant way:
Mercutio, fatally stabbed, staggers round the stage in his death throes.
The government was in its death throes.

hothouse 
noun
1 [C] a heated glass building in which plants are grown:
hothouse tomatoes

2 [C usually singular] OFTEN DISAPPROVING a place or surroundings in which people, especially children, are taught to develop skills and knowledge unusually quickly:
He was attracted by the hothouse atmosphere of Britain's top schools.

3 [C] a place where there is a lot of a particular activity:
a literary/political hothouse
cool (FASHIONABLE)
adjective INFORMAL
fashionable or attractive:
Angie's got some cool new sunglasses.
Now I know it won't look very cool, but this hat will keep the sun out of your eyes.



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