2016年10月3日 星期一

would-be, hopeful, adrift, death trap, striped bass, ‘ground bass’, all clear, would-be emperor's slow striptease

After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group gets the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives.




The would-be emperor's slow striptease
Is James Murdoch's resignation from BSkyB meant more to protect him, or the company?

All clear?

Clearing-houses are meant to solve problems in derivatives markets. They create them, too




Boat to Safety Is Death Trap to Sri Lankans 
By SOMINI SENGUPTA
The testimony of refugees who stayed adrift in the Indian Ocean for nine days is a rare glimpse into the war.



Germany to introduce test for would-be citizens 

Germany is set to introduce a test on German customs and history for would-be citizens in September after the plan received cabinet approval on Wednesday. The Interior Ministry has presented a catalogue of 310 multiple-choice questions for citizenship applicants. Would-be citizens will be presented with 33 of the questions, and will be required to answer 17 correctly.


German Olympic Hopeful: Fabian Hambuechen

What does it take to be an elite athlete? You generally need talent,
motivation, and a whole lot of perseverence. This week we meet one young
man who ticks all those boxes.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evyx56I44va89pI4

Orphaned and adrift in the gruesome Sudanese civil war with weapons he could barely hold, the young boy eventually deserted. An aid worker sent him to school in Kenya. From there, he went on an inspiring and ultimately hopeful journey.



The striped bass (Morone saxatilis), also called Atlantic striped bassstriperlinesiderpimpfishrock, or rockfish, is an anadromous Perciforme fish of the Moronidae family found primarily along the Atlantic coast of North America. It has also been widely introduced into inland recreational fisheries across the United States. Striped bass found in the Gulf of Mexico are a separate strain referred to as Gulf Coast striped bass.[2] 鱸魚

‘ground bass’
n.
  1. A musical line in the bass that is continually repeated throughout the composition.
  2. A composition in which such a line appears.
A ‘ground bass’ is a short bass line (usually 4 to 8 bars long) which is repeated constantly throughout a piece. While the bass stays the same, the melodic voices develop and change above it. A good ground bass piece will have a clear, simple bass line, with imaginative development of the upper parts. Passacaglia and Chaconne are alternative names for this type of piece. 



adrift
adjective [after verb]
1 If a boat is adrift, it is moving on the water but is not controlled by anyone because of a problem:
He spent three days adrift on his yacht.

2 If a person is adrift, they do not have a clear purpose in life and do not know what they want to do:
Da Silva plays a bright, lonely student from New York, adrift in small-town Arizona.

3 INFORMAL go/come adrift to become loose:
The hem of my skirt's come adrift again.

4 INFORMAL go adrift If plans go adrift they fail or do not produce the correct results:
Something seems to have gone adrift in our calculations.
would-be
adjective [before noun]
wanting or trying to be:
a would-be artist/politicianhopeful
adjective
1 having hope:
He was hopeful about the outcome of the meeting.
They were hopeful of a successful agreement.
I'm hopeful (that) we can reach a compromise.

2 giving hope:
The green shoots were hopeful signs of spring.

hopeful 
noun [C usually plural]
a person who is trying to get a part in a film, play for a famous football team, etc:
Over a thousand young hopefuls went to the Theatre Royal today to audition for a part in the new musical.





 all clear
 n.
A signal, usually by siren, that an air raid is over or a danger has passed.



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