2015年2月28日 星期六

way (adv.) line of business or way of life

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adverb

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1At or to a considerable distance or extentfar (used before an adverb or preposition for emphasis):his understanding of what constitutes good writing is way off targetmy grandchildren are way ahead of others their age
1.1[AS SUBMODIFIER] chiefly North American Much:I was cycling way too fast

1.2[USUALLY AS SUBMODIFIER] US Extremely; really (used for emphasis):the guys behind the bar were way cool

A person’s line of business or way of life:I’m in the insurance racket14 職業,商売,専門,専攻,好きな道,得手
It's out of my line.
それは私の専門外だ
What line are you in?
どんな関係のお仕事ですか.
6 ((通例~s))輪郭,外形;顔だち;輪郭線,描線
That car has nice lines.
その車のラインはすばらしい.
7 進行方向,道筋;((しばしば~s))(行動・手順・政策などの)方向,方針,趣旨,構想
line of inquiry
調査方針
line of argument
議論の進め方,説得方法
be on the right lines
考え方としては正しい
The party line is liberal.
その党の政策はリベラルだ.
(lines) A manner of doing or thinking about something:you can’t run a business on these linesthe superintendent was thinking along the samelines

quagmire, Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi  L. :(1)耶穌聖體節;耶穌聖體瞻禮;基督聖體聖血節:通常於天主聖三主日後的星期四舉行,在中國延到下一個星期天。(2)耶穌聖體(聖血)。英文稱作 The Body of Christ 

corpus  L.  (1) 身體:代表基督被釘在十字架上的屍體。亦指一般世人的肉體。 (2) 集成;大全。 (3)  正典。


The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), also known as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Rite liturgical solemnity celebrating the tradition and belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist, which was observed on Holy Thursday in the somber atmosphere of the nearness of Good Friday.
In the present Roman Missal, the feast is designated the solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.[1] It is also celebrated in some AnglicanLutheran, and Old Catholic Churches that hold similar beliefs regarding the Real Presence.
The feast is liturgically celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or, "where the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is not a holy day of obligation, it is assigned to the Sunday after the Most Holy Trinity as its proper day".[1] At the end of Holy Mass, there is often a procession of the Blessed Sacrament, generally displayed in amonstrance. The procession is followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
A notable Eucharistic procession is that presided over by the Pope each year in Rome, where it begins at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and makes its way to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, where it concludes with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Carl Emil Doepler Fronleichnamsprozession.jpg
Corpus Christi procession. Oil on canvas by Carl Emil Doepler
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Brazil’s economy is in a mess, with far bigger problems than the government will admit or investors seem to register. The torpid stagnation into which it fell in 2013 is becoming a full-blown—and probably prolonged—recession, as high inflation squeezes wages and consumers’ debt payments rise. Investment, already down by 8% from a year ago, could fall much further http://econ.st/1BGnYG7




In a quagmire
CAMPAIGNING for a second term as Brazil’s president in an election last October, Dilma Rousseff painted a rosy picture of the world’s seventh-biggest economy....
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quagmireLine breaks: quag|mire
Pronunciation: /ˈkwaɡmʌɪə/
 /ˈkwɒɡmʌɪə/


Definition of quagmire in English:

noun

1A soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot:torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire

Origin

Late 16th century: from quag mire.

2015年2月27日 星期五

colitis, flare-up/flaring, annex, flare-out, steo out, annexation, Massive Solar Flare Sends Radiation Storm



It could also be increasing rates of conditions like diabetes, colitis and Crohn’s disease.

colitis
結腸炎

In medicine, colitis (pl. colitides) refers to an inflammation of the colon and is often used to describe an inflammation of the large intestine (colon, caecum and rectum).

Colitis may be acute and self-limited or chronic, i.e. persistent, and broadly fits into the category of digestive diseases.

A fashion show in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a troubled border city that has shown some recent signs of recovery.
Ciudad Juárez Journal

Flaring Tensions in Asian Seas Now Involve Taiwan

  The region was part of Germany until annexation by the USSR following World War II when it saw bitter fighting and suffered extensive destruction. The German population was expelled or fled after the war ended.

Slivers of Hope Amid the Melancholy

Ciudad Juárez is still a violent city, but homicide rates have decreased from their peak in 2010, and young people in particular are stepping out. 



On Sept. 30, 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders agreed at a meeting in Munich that Nazi Germany would be allowed to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.


 Solar Flare-out
As companies go bust, Europe rethinks solar power subsidies.


In Latest Greek Bailout, Warning Signs for Europe Greece's 130 billion euro bailout highlights the weaknesses in Europe's response to the sovereign debt crisis, problems that could flare up and undermine recovery efforts in countries like Italy, Spain, Ireland and Portugal.



On Dec. 14, 1981, Israel annexed the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967.

Singapore asks China to clarify claims on S.China Sea
Reuters
SINGAPORE Jun 20 (Reuters) - Singapore said on Monday that China should clarify its claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea and urged all parties to act with restraint amid the biggest flare-up in regional tension in years over competing ...《中英對照讀新聞》Flu drugs little use for children 流感藥物對兒童效用不大
◎陳成良
British doctors say Tamiflu should not be given to children suffering from flu because it does little good and increases vomiting and other side effects.
英國醫師表示,不該讓罹患流感的兒童服用克流感,因為它帶來的好處不多,還會增加嘔吐及其他副作用。
They called for a rethink of current widespread use of antivirals among under-12s in the light of an analysis of clinical data from past seasonal flu outbreaks showing scant benefits and potentially harmful side effects.
有鑑於一項針對過去季節性流感疫情爆發的臨床資料分析顯示(流感藥物對兒童)好處不多且可能產生有害副作用,他們籲請重新思考當前普遍讓12歲以下兒童服用抗病毒藥的作法。
Governments around the world have built up large stockpiles of Roche’s Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline’s Relenza to deal with the current H1N1 flu pandemic.



世界各國政府已儲備大量羅氏藥廠的克流感以及葛蘭素史克藥廠的瑞樂沙,以因應當前H1N1流感大流行。
In Britain, hundreds of thousands of doses of Tamiflu have been handed out to people with the disease, of whom around half are children.
在英國,數十萬劑克流感已發放給新流感患者,其中約半數是兒童。
But Dr. Matthew Thompson from the University of Oxford said that while antivirals shortened the duration of flu in children by around a day, they didn’t reduce asthma flare-ups or the likelihood of children needing antibiotics.



Holidays Without God

Can you really celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah without paying tribute to God?

不過牛津大學的湯普森博士表示,雖然抗病毒藥可縮短兒童的病程約一天,但無法減少氣喘突然發作,也無法降低兒童需服用抗生素的可能性。
新聞辭典
in the light of :片語,考慮到;根據;鑑於;從……的觀點。例句:He rewrote the book in the light of further research. (他根據進一步的研究重寫了那部書。)
scant:形容詞,微小的;不足的;欠缺的。例句:I paid scant attention to what she was saying. (我沒太注意她在說什麼。)
flare-up:名詞,(疾病等的)突然發作;(怒氣、激烈情緒等)爆發。例句:Talking too much in class will cause the teacher to flare up.
(在課堂上說太多話會讓老師勃然大怒。)








新聞

Will Time Warner keep AOL? Speculation about AOL's fate within the media conglomerate flared up again with Monday's announcement that its headquarters would be moved to New York.

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Tensions flare on Georgian borders

A series of explosions has occurred on the border between Georgia and its breakaway region of Abkhazia. Georgian officials said one explosion hit a police car, but no one was killed or seriously injured. The blasts are the latest in a series of border incidents this week between Georgia and separatists in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The separatists and Georgians blame each other for stocking tensions in the region. On Saturday, Russia, which has stepped up its recognition of the separatist administrations, warned Georgia against any military offensive to retake the provinces. Georgia accuses Russia of seeking to annex Abkhazia and South Ossetia.



太陽的高能帶電粒子流到達地球引起的全球性強烈地磁場擾動,稱為「磁暴」。電子流的速度愈快,磁暴的強度也就愈大。

Massive Solar Flare Sends Radiation Storm to Earth


The effects, which include the southern creep of the Northern Lights, will last through Tuesday night.

step out[step out]

(1) (場所を)短時間離れる, ちょっと外出する
The boss stepped out.
上司は(少し)席をはずした.
(2) ((古風))歩調を速める.
(3) ((米略式))パーティー[デート, 遊び]に出かける.
(4) 引退する, 引き下がる.
(5) ((米俗))死ぬ, くたばる.

flare-up

燃え上がり; 激怒; (暴動,病気などの)激発.

flare (BURN BRIGHTLY)
verb [I]
to burn brightly either for a short time or irregularly:
The flame above the oil well flared (up) into the dark sky.

flare (GET WORSE)
verb [I] (ALSO flare up)
When something bad such as violence, pain or anger flares (up), it suddenly starts or gets much worse:
Violence flared up again last night.
Tempers flared after a three-hour delay at Gatwick Airport yesterday.

flare-up
noun [C usually singular]
There was another flare-up of rioting later that day.


Definition of flare




noun

  • 1 a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light:the flare of the match lit up his face
  • a device producing a very bright flame, used especially as a signal or marker:a distress flare [as modifier]:a flare gun
  • [in singular] a sudden burst of intense emotion:she felt a flare of anger within her
  • a sudden recurrence of an inflammation or other medical condition:corticosteroid treatment for colitis flares
  • Astronomy a sudden explosion in the chromosphere and corona of the sun or another star, resulting in an intense burst of radiation. See also solar flare.
  • [mass noun] Photography extraneous illumination on film caused by internal reflection in the camera.
  • 2 a gradual widening in shape, especially towards the hem of a garment.
  • (flares) trousers whose legs get progressively wider from the knees down.
  • [mass noun] an upward and outward curve of a ship’s bows, designed to throw the water outwards when in motion.

verb

[no object]
  • 1burn or shine with a sudden intensity:the bonfire crackled and flared up behind him, lightning flared
  • (of a situation or emotion) suddenly become intense or violent:tempers flared as supporters scuffled with other passengers the controversy flared up again in 2003
  • (flare up) (of a person) suddenly become angry:she flared up, shouting at Geoffrey
  • 2 (often as adjective flared) gradually become wider at one end:a flared skirt the dress flared out into a huge train
  • (of a person’s nostrils) dilate: his head lifted fractionally, his nostrils flaring
  • [with object] (of a person) cause (the nostrils) to dilate.

Origin:

mid 16th century (in the sense 'spread out one's hair'): of unknown origin. Current senses date from the 17th century
annex (ə-nĕks', ăn'ĕks') pronunciation
tr.v., -nexed, -nex·ing, -nex·es.
  1. To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
  2. To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
  3. To add or attach, as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
n. (ăn'ĕks', ăn'ĭks)
  1. A building added on to a larger one or an auxiliary building situated near a main one.
  2. An addition, such as an appendix, that is made to a record or other document.
[Middle English annexen, from Old French annexer, from Latin annectere, annex-, to connect : ad-, ad- + nectere, to bind.]
annexation an'nex·a'tion (ăn'ĭk-sā'shən) n.
annexational an'nex·a'tion·al adj.
annexationism an'nex·a'tion·ism n.
annexationist an'nex·a'tion·ist n.

[動] 〔néks, ǽneks | néks〕 (他)
1 〈国・領土・土地などを〉(…に)併合する, つけ足す((to ...))
The company annexed two small stores to its national chain.
会社は2つの小さな店を全国チェーンに組み入れた.
2 ((おどけて))…を横領する, 盗む.
3 〈付記・付録などを〉つけ加える;〈署名・印などを〉添付する, 書き添える((to ...))
annex one's signature to a document
文書に署名する.
4 …を(…に)付与する;…を(当然の結果として)(…に)付随させる((to ...))
privileges annexed to the peerage
貴族の身分に伴う特権.
━━[名] 〔ǽneks〕 (また((英))án・nexe)
1 (建物の本館に対して)別館, 付属家屋, 離れ((to ...))
an annex to a hotel
ホテルの別館.
2 (…への)付加物;付属文書[書類], 付録, 補遺((to ...))
an annex to a treaty
条約の付属書.
[ラテン語annexāre←ラテン語an-(へ)+nectere(結ぶ). △CONNECT




get a word in edgeways






“I've always tried out my material on my dogs first. You know, with Angel, he sits there and listens and I get the feeling he understands everything. But with Charley, I always felt he was just waiting to get a word in edgewise. Years ago, when my red setter chewed up the manuscript of Of Mice and Men, I said at the time that the dog must have been an excellent literary critic.”
—John Steinbeck, born on this day in 1902.

edgewaysLine breaks: edge|ways
Pronunciation: /ˈɛdʒweɪz/ 
(US edgewiseˈɛdʒwʌɪz)

Definition of edgeways in English:

adverb

With the edge uppermost or towards the viewer:an electric fan is quieter heard edgeways on than from in front or behind

Phrases

get a word in edgeways

1
[USUALLY WITH NEGATIVE] Contribute to a conversationwith difficulty because the other speaker talksincessantly:give him a bit of limelight and away he goes—no oneelse can get a word in edgeways