Internet, Hotlines Help Earthquake Survivors Find Relatives
(By Maureen Fan, The Washington Post)A 13-year-old golden retriever was so excited to be reunited with her soldier owner after three months that the dog seemed to cry.
Nearly deaf dog overwhelmed by sight of soldier owner who returned home after 3 months: abcn.ws/1SNXLMX
The College Reunion, Where Time Leaps by Decades
leap (SUDDEN CHANGE) Show phonetics
verb leapt or leaped, leapt or leaped
1 [I + adverb or preposition] to provide help, protection etc. very quickly:
He leapt to his friend's defence.
Scott leapt to the rescue when he spotted the youngster in difficulty.
Mr Davies leapt in to explain.
2 [I + adverb or preposition] to achieve something, usually fame, power or importance, suddenly:
Rufus Sewell leapt to fame after his lead performance as Will Ladislaw in the BBC's production of Middlemarch.
3 [I + adverb or preposition] to increase, improve or grow very quickly:
Shares in the company leapt 250%.
leap Show phonetics
a big change, increase or improvement:
a leap in profits
It takes quite a leap of the imagination to believe that it's the same person.
decade Show phonetics
a period of ten years, especially a period such as 1860 to 1869, or 1990 to 1999
old boy (STUDENT) noun [C] UK
An old boy of a particular school is a man who went to school there as a child:
an old-boy reunion〔英〕 卒業生, OB; .
old boy (OLD MAN) noun〔話〕 年輩の男性; ; 〔話〕 お年寄り
1 [C] MAINLY UK INFORMAL an old man:
the old boy next door
2 [as form of address] OLD-FASHIONED a way that some men address male friends that they have known for many years:〔話〕 ((呼掛け)) おい （old chap [fellow]）
Come on, old boy, drink up.
to bring together again:
to reunite a divided family/country/world
Sarah was finally reunited with her children at the airport.
to have a family reunion
a special direct telephone connection for emergencies:
A national telephone hotline has been set up for students suffering from stress.