2017年7月17日 星期一

scale, off the scale, tartar and plaque, polished. Scale Mount Lear. psoriasis

Good quality clothes go into green sacks for sale in some 200 Red Cross shops across the country.
Diana Goss, from the British Red Cross says Grenfell, as a logistical challenge for aid agencies, is "really off the scale."

Glenda Jackson Hopes to Scale Mount Lear in Her Stage Return
New York Times‎ - 2 days ago
Celia Imrie and Glenda Jackson in a rehearsal of “King Lear” at the Old Vic. Credit Manuel ...

Could an injection cure Kim Kardashian West's psoriasis?
A new drug called ixekizumab.

It helps flush away plaque.

Taiwan draws first blood in polished defeat of Canada 台北時報
Taiwan improved to 2-1 in the preliminaries of this year's 18U Baseball World Cup with a 4-2 win over Canada at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium ...

off the scale
phrase of scale
  1. 1.
    of or to a degree or level that is far in excess of what is normal or notionally measurable.
    "meteorologists warned that conditions would be brutal, with soaring temperatures and humidity off the scale"


Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪʃt/
  • shiny as a result of being rubbed:a polished mahogany table
  • accomplished and skilful:his polished performance in the film
  • refined, sophisticated, or elegant:he was polished and charming
  • (of rice) having had the outer husk removed during milling.


 UK  /maʊnt/ US  /maʊnt/written abbreviation Mt

used as part of the name of a mountain:

Mount Everest
Mount Hood


scale verb [ T ] (CLIMB)

to climb up a steep surface, such as a wallor the side of a mountain, often usingspecial equipment:

The prisoner scaled the high prison wall and ran off.

to remove tartar (歯石= hard white substance) and plaque (【歯科】歯垢, 歯苔= soft substance in which bacteria breed) from teeth:
The dentist scaled and polished my teeth last week.

  1. A flat plate, slab, or disk that is ornamented or engraved for mounting, as on a wall for decoration or on a monument for information.
  2. A small pin or brooch worn as an ornament or a badge of membership.
    1. Pathology. A small disk-shaped formation or growth; a patch.
    2. A deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an arterial wall, characteristic of atherosclerosis.
    3. A scaly patch formed on the skin by psoriasis.
    4. A film of mucus and bacteria on a tooth surface.
    5. A clear, often round patch of lysed cells in an otherwise opaque layer of a bacteria or cell culture.
[French, from Old French, metal plate, perhaps from Middle Dutch placke, disk, patch.]

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