... That’s what aging researchers consistently find, and it’s no surprise to most of us. But it is worth remembering that the people in those studies were sedentary, said Dr. Vonda Wright, a professor of orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh.
25,000 take cover from deadly "Fay"
The US state of Florida has declared a state of emergency and evacuated more than 25,000 people from the Florida Keys area as tropical storm Fay nears the island of Cuba. The storm, which killed at least five people when it struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday, is expected to enter the Florida Straits later today. The US National Hurricane centre in Miami says the storm is gathering momentum.
When they got there, my mother was still in the hospital, because my father hadn't received his monthly paycheque and thus couldn't pay the bill and bail her out, hospitals at that time having a lot in common with debtors' prisons. My father was finally able to spring my mother, but paying the hospital bill - ninety-nine dollars, as I found from looking in my mother's account book - used up all of the paycheque.
- To move upward or forward in a single quick motion or a series of such motions; leap.
- To move suddenly on or as if on a spring: The door sprang shut. The emergency room team sprang into action.
- To appear or come into being quickly: New businesses were springing up rapidly. See synonyms at stem1.
- To issue or emerge suddenly: A cry sprang from her lips. A thought springs to mind.
- To extend or curve upward, as an arch.
- To arise from a source; develop.
- To become warped, split, or cracked. Used of wood.
- To move out of place; come loose, as parts of a mechanism.
- Slang. To pay another's expenses: He offered to spring for the dinner.
cover (SHELTER) Show phonetics
1 shelter or protection in an unpleasant or dangerous situation:
We took cover from the storm in a bus shelter.
The burglar broke into the house under cover of darkness.
2 plants, especially bushes, that are used as shelter by animals
involving little exercise or physical activity:
a sedentary job/occupation
My doctor says I should start playing sport because my lifestyle is too sedentary.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
━━ a. すわりきりの, 座業の; 【動】定住性の.
sedentary occupation [work] 座業.
sed・en・tar・i・ness ━━ n.