2016年4月16日 星期六

awry, take cover, readback, to hold short of the runway


It's basically like Jurassic Park in Australia.
A cassowary – considered the world's most dangerous bird – wandered into a family's home as they were preparing dinner, forcing them to take cover.

Australian native bird considered to be dangerous has long wandered…
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When France feels the need to lecture Germany on the need to respect central bank independence, it should be clear something has gone substantially awry.


FT View: Germany should keep its hands off the European Central Bank
Wolfgang Schäuble’s campaign is wrong in principle and unwise in practice
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By KIM BARNES
Reviewed by BRUCE BARCOTT
In this novel, an idealistic Connecticut couple flee to a new life in the rural West, but things soon go awry.


It is highly probable that B2332 entered the runway because the flight crewmembers of the aircraft misheard and misunderstood the instruction to hold short of the runway as an instruction to hold on the runway and could not find the arriving aircraft, as well as because the air traffic controller did not recognize that the readback from the aircraft was incorrect and consequently did not confirm or correct the readback.

readback

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

read +‎ back

Noun[edit]

readback ‎(plural readbacks)
  1. (computing) The act of reading data back from a location where it has been stored [quotations ▼]
  2. (aviation, telecommunications) The repetition of a message one has received, in order to acknowledge it.
  3. The reading aloud by a court reporter or stenographer of testimony previously taken down in stenographic dictation, usually at the request of the presiding judge or parties involved in a deposition.



take cover



Protect oneself from attack by ducking down into or under a shelter:if the bombing starts, take cover in the basement

awry
əˈrʌɪ/
adverb & adjective
away from the usual or expected course; amiss.
"many youthful romances go awry"


awry
adjective [after verb], adverb
1 not in the intended way:
Anything that goes awry (= goes wrong) in the office is blamed on Pete.
The strike has sent the plans for investment seriously awry.

2 in the wrong position:
She rushed in, her face red and sweaty and her hat awry.

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