2016年7月9日 星期六

a litter, wobble, onerous and unconstitutional, subcontinental, continental


Still, it isn’t what I look for when I go to London. The great thing about the so-called “Indian” food scene here (I’m putting “Indian” in quotation marks because a more accurate term, I suppose, would be “subcontinental,” which would include food from Pakistan, and the disputed land of Kashmir, among other areas) is that you can find it in every neighborhood and it’s the genuine item.

China is still a poor country, but multinational companies want to establish themselves in a market of 1.3bn increasingly prosperous people. The authoritarian rulers of this continental economy have, until now, been able to force news, media, online search and software companies to comply with their onerous censorship requirements.
中国仍然是一个穷国,但跨国企业都希望在这个拥有13亿日渐富足的消费者的市场站稳脚跟。迄今为止,这个大陆经济体的威权统治者们一直能够强迫新闻、媒体、在线搜索及软件公司遵从其繁琐的审查规定。

Allowing the California waiver "imposes massive additional costs on an industry that's exceedingly weak," said Andrew Koblenz, vice president of legal regulatory affairs for the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Others think the requirements would not be as onerous as some have suggested.


Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip is scheduled to announce the new policy on Thursday at the New York Stock Exchange, a site of strong symbolic importance because Wall Street firms and their lawyers have attacked the old restrictions as onerous and unconstitutional.


In a surprise development, a Quebec appeals court rejected the buyout of Canadian telecommunications company BCE Inc., casting a cloud over the deal.
The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by a group of BCE bondholders claiming the deal is unfair to them. Shares of BCE tumbled 15% in early trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
The decision came on the same day the private-equity buyers and banks met in New York to negotiate a $34 billion loan package. Last week, the banks delivered a new set of terms that the buyers viewed as onerous.


Things could be worse. Kyrgyzstan is relatively liberal compared with its authoritarian neighbors, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. A clean river flows through her backyard, and the soil is rich. Her goats recently had a litter. Their soft babies wobbled in spring grass.



litter (BABY ANIMALS)
group noun [C]
a group of animals that are born at the same time and have the same mother:
a litter of kittens
wobble (MOVE)
verb [I or T]
to (cause something to) shake or move from side to side in a way that shows a lack of balance:
That bookcase wobbles whenever you put anything on it.
Don't wobble the table, please, Dan.
FIGURATIVE The company's shares wobbled with the news of a foreign takeover bid.

wobble
noun [C]
I gave the poles a slight wobble and whole tent collapsed.
FIGURATIVE The closure of the company's German subsidiary caused a sharp wobble in its profits.

wobbly
adjective
likely to wobble:
a wobbly ladder/table
I've been in bed with flu and my legs are still feeling all wobbly.
"Look, I've got a wobbly tooth, " said my little daughter, proudly.
HUMOROUS I'm trying to tone up my wobbly bits (= fat areas of the body) generally.


onerous
adjective FORMAL
difficult to do or needing a lot of effort:
the onerous task of finding a peaceful solution
the onerous duties of motherhood
adj. ━━ a. 面倒な, 重苦しい; 【法】負担付きの.
  1. Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome. See synonyms at burdensome.
  2. Law. Entailing obligations that exceed advantages.
[Middle English, from Old French onereus, from Latin onerōsus, from onus, oner-, burden.]
onerously on'er·ous·ly adv.
onerousness on'er·ous·ness n.

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