Two fathers’ rights demonstrators scaled the roof of a senior lawmaker’s home in London to stage a protest.The two men, dressed in superhero costumes, clambered on to the rooftops of the home of Harriet Harman, the deputy leader of Britain’s governing Labour party.
The protest group campaigns for reform of family laws and greater access rights for fathers who are living apart from their children.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the lanky New Zealand mountaineer and explorer who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, died Friday in Auckland, New Zealand. He was 88.
George Willig: scaled the World Trade Center in 3.5 hours; he was fined $1.10 for the illegal feat — a penny per story (1977)
This grand exhibition introduces the other Matisse, as Mr. Shell, the curator, aptly writes in his catalog essay, not for the first time, but in a way that should make its importance stick. The show releases Matisse the sculptor from the domain of Matisse the painter, and it frees Matisse the early Modernist from the shadow of Cubism. While Picasso and Braque scaled the heights of Cubism roped together like mountaineers, as Braque put it, Matisse began by tying together painting and sculpture themselves, and forging on alone. He forced painting and sculpture into a collaboration unlike anything in the history of Western modern art.
First Name Origin:
William Butler Yeats turned to Georgie Hyde Lees, whom he married in 1917.
First Name Origin:Gender: Masculine
Pet form of GEORGE or GEORGINA)
Usage: English Romanian
From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a legendary dragon slayer who was supposedly martyred in Palestine. He is the patron saint of England, Portugal and Catalonia.
This name has been borne by six kings of England, two kings of Greece, and the first president of the United States, George Washington. Other famous bearers include authors George Eliot and George Orwell (both pen names; real names Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair respectively), composer George Frideric Handel, and Pacific explorer George Vancouver.
scale (CLIMB) Show phonetics
to climb up a steep surface, such as a wall or the side of a mountain, often using special equipment:
The prisoner scaled the high prison wall and ran off.
v., scaled, scal·ing, scales. v.tr.
- To climb up or over; ascend: scaled the peak.
- To make in accord with a particular proportion or scale: Scale the model to be one tenth of actual size.
- To alter according to a standard or by degrees; adjust in calculated amounts: scaled down their demands; scaled back the scheduled pay increase.
- To estimate or measure the quantity of lumber in (logs or uncut trees).
- To climb; ascend.
- To rise in steps or stages.
[Middle English, from Latin scālae, ladder.]
feat Show phonetics
something difficult needing a lot of skill, strength, bravery, etc. to achieve it:
The Eiffel Tower is a remarkable feat of engineering.
She's performed remarkable feats of organization for the office.
scale the heights
If you scale the heights of a type of work, you are very successful in it:
At the age of 35, she had already scaled the heights of the acting profession.
verb [I usually + adverb or preposition]
to climb up, across or into somewhere with difficulty, using the hands and the feet:
They clambered over/up the rocks.
I clambered into/onto the bus.
She clambered into bed.
There are the men who need to know what time it is when they are schussing, parachuting off a cliff, fly fishing in a remote stream, clambering up a mountain or trekking through a desert.
clamber Show phonetics
noun [C usually singular]
I was worn out after my clamber up the hillside.
To make a fast straight downhill run in skiing.
- A fast straight downhill run in skiing.
- A straight steep course for skiing.
[From German, shot, schuss, from Middle High German schuz, shot, from Old High German scuz.]
rooftop Show phonetics
noun [C usually plural]
the outside surface of the roof of a building:
a magnificent view of the rooftops
Police marksmen with rifles were stationed on the rooftops.
access rights 數義 access right 【コンピュータ】アクセス権.
The privileges that are granted to a user, or perhaps to a program, to read, write and erase files in the computer system. Access rights can be tied to a particular server, to directories within that server or to specific programs and data files.
The right of owners to get to and from their property.
Example: If Baker is granted an access right to the property in Figure, a curb cut may be made onto the highway.
access road 取り付け道路; （高速道路への）進入路.
kerb UK Show phonetics
noun [C] (US curb)
the edge of a raised path nearest the road