HUANGSONGYU RESERVOIR, China -- The Buddhists came by the busload to this partially frozen reservoir about 55 miles north of Beijing. In the morning, they released 53,000 fish into holes cut in the ice. In the afternoon, they walked clockwise around a bonfire in the courtyard of a windswept rural...
In Indonesia on Thursday, Mrs. Clinton appeared on a popular variety show, “Awesome,” on which she told the young host, somewhat sheepishly, that her favorite musicians were the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. She politely declined to sing, saying it would empty the room.
Fed Chief Bleak on Economic Outlook
By STEVEN R. WEISMAN
A sense of gloom gripped Washington as the Federal Reserve chairman warned of the risks of a slowdown.
Top Officials See Bleaker Outlook for the Economy
By EDMUND L. ANDREWS
Both Ben S. Bernanke and Henry M. Paulson Jr. said they were scaling back their more optimistic forecasts.
談一段狄更斯 Bleak House 荒涼山莊 的翻譯（PR抄 Ch. 16 ）
It's a black, dilapidated street avoided by all decent people; where the crazy houses were seized upon, when their decay was far advanced, by some bold vagrants, who, after establishing their own possession, took to letting them out in lodgings. Now, these tumbling tenements contain, by night, a swarm of misery. As on the ruined human wretch, vermin parasites appear, so, these ruined shelters have bred a crowd of foul existence that crawls in and out of gaps in walls and boards
HC的看法：基本上採取解釋的翻譯（本段全後句；foul existence 等）。標點符號不合原文。wretch dilapidated
1 If weather or a place is bleak, it is cold, empty and not welcoming or attractive:
The house stands on a bleak, windswept moor.
empty (NOTHING IN)
2 If a situation is bleak, there is little or no hope for the future:
The economic outlook is bleak.
noun [U]paint a bleak/gloomy/rosy, etc. picture of sth
to describe something in a particular way:
He painted a rosy picture of family life.
She paints a gloomy picture of the future.
not containing any things or people:
an empty house/street
Shall I take the empty bottles for recycling?
The train was empty (= There were no passengers) by the time it reached London.
1 [T] to remove everything from inside something:
I emptied the closet and put my belongings into the black overnight case.
Would you mind emptying (out) your pockets?
Empty the soup into a saucepan and simmer gently for ten minutes.
She quickly emptied her glass (= drank its contents) and ordered another drink.
2 [I] to become empty:
The place emptied pretty quickly when the fight started.
(of places) open to and not protected from strong winds, or (of people) having hair that is untidy because it has been blown in different directions by the wind:
We drove down to the windswept Atlantic coast of Portugal.