Contaminated drinking water may have exposed tens of thousands of people in Flint, Mich., to lead, but few see a way to move elsewhere.
"Politicians, judges, journalists, parents and prospective students subject the admissions policies of undergraduate colleges and professional schools to considerable scrutiny, with much public debate over appropriate criteria. But the question of who gets into Ph.D. programs has by comparison escaped much discussion. That may change."退一萬步言，蔡英文迄今未回答選後是否續任民進黨主席（很奇怪，兩次辯論會居然沒人問這題）。
To say that his achievement is "not even comparable to an assistant professor's", shows the spite and vindictiveness of the Council, and its determination to get rid of Chan at any cost — or trickery. In all my years at the HKU, I cannot remember the Council stooping so low.
New York City’s storefront gates, like its fire escapes and stoops, are there but not quite there: the unnoticed wallpaper of New York at night. They have been battered by vandals and defaced by graffiti taggers. They have secured diamonds, handmade tortellini and other valuable commodities. They have provided the clattering soundtrack of dawn and dusk, the steel canvas of struggling artists, the most compelling evidence that the city does, indeed, sleep.
a line or outline which gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length:the parapet wall sweeps down in a bold curve
A parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony,walkway or other structure. The word comes ultimately from the Italian parapetto (parare = to cover/defend and petto = breast). The German term Brustwehr has the same significance. Where extending above a roof, a parapet may simply be the portion of an exterior wall that continues above the line of the roof surface, or may be a continuation of a vertical feature beneath the roof such as a fire wall or party wall. Parapets were originally used to defend buildings from military attack, but today they are primarily used as guard rails and to prevent the spread of fires.
Parapets may be plain, embattled, perforated or panelled, which are not mutually exclusive terms.
- Plain parapets are upward extensions of the wall, sometimes with a coping at the top andcorbel below.
- Embattled parapets may be panelled, but are pierced, if not purely as stylistic device, for the discharge of defensive projectiles.
- Perforated parapets are pierced in various designs such as circles, trefoils, or quatrefoils.
- Panelled parapets are ornamented by a series of panels, either oblong or square, and more or less enriched, but not perforated. These are common in the Decorated andPerpendicular periods.
Historic Parapet Walls
The Mosaic law also prescribed parapets for newly constructed houses as a safety measure (Deuteronomy 22:8).
(Arch.) Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, lron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door. [U. eading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perS.]