2015年12月9日 星期三

team of draught or draft animals, entire, entirety, draughts, onrushing eagres, cross-reference, visitor logs

Computers are not just beating humans at their favourite games; they are solving games entirely. Draughts has fallen. Will chess be next?




Demons Dance: Santa Claus battles Satan in weirdo Mexican kids flick
Watch it here in its entirety. From the DM archives.



A curious and quaint staple of 60s and 70s small town rural/rust belt life…
DANGEROUSMINDS.NET


White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In
By MIKE McINTIRE and MICHAEL LUO
A cross-reference of donor lists and visitor logs show that of those who gave $100,000 or more, about three-quarters of them visited the White House.




Quote:
"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."

team
n.
  1. Sports & Games. A group on the same side, as in a game.
  2. A group organized to work together: a team of engineers.
    1. Two or more draft animals used to pull a vehicle or farm implement.
    2. A vehicle along with the animal or animals harnessed to it.
  3. A group of animals exhibited or performing together, as horses at an equestrian show.
  4. A brood or flock.
  5. Obsolete. Offspring; lineage.

v.teamedteam·ingteamsv.tr.
  1. To harness or join together so as to form a team.
  2. To transport or haul with a draft team.
v.intr.
  1. To form a team or an association. Often used with up.
  2. To drive a team or truck.
[Middle English, team of draft animals, from Old English tēam.]
draught or draft animal is an animal used for its physical (i.e. muscular) power, as in transport and haulage, such as pulling carts or sleds, ploughing fields and hauling goods. Animals are also used for animal-powered transport, for movement of people and goods. People ride some animals directly as mounts, use them as pack animals to carry goods, or harness one or a team to pull vehicles. Such animals are sometimes known as beasts of burden.




Draughts
International draughts board
Starting position on a 10×10 draughts board
Genre(s)Board game
Abstract strategy game
Draughts (UK /ˈdrɑːfts/) or checkers[1] (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. Draughts developed fromalquerque.[2] The name derives from the verb to draw or to move.[3]西洋跳棋是一種兩人棋盤遊戲。玩家的棋子都是沿斜角走的。棋子可跳過敵方的棋子並吃掉它。


entire
ɪnˈtʌɪə,ɛn-/
adjective
  1. 1.
    with no part left out; whole.
    "my plans are to travel the entire world"
    synonyms:wholecompletetotalfullMore
  2. 2.
    not broken, damaged, or decayed.
entirety
ɪnˈtʌɪərəti,-ˈtʌɪəti,ɛn-/
noun
  1. the whole of something.
    "she would have to stay in her room for the entirety of the weekend"


eagre
(EE-guhr)

noun
A high tidal wave rushing upstream into an estuary. Also known as tidal bore.

Etymology
Of obscure origin.

Usage
"A few jet-skiers attempted to jump over the high waves while paddlers in longboats tried to outrace the onrushing eagres." — Batang Lupar Challenges Visitors to Tame Its Bores, New Straits Times-Management Times (Malaysia), May 8, 2001.

"They wandered with a sense of travel, to see the rushing spring-tide, the awful Eagre, come up like a hungry monster ..." — George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860. (© Wordsmith.org)




onrush
n.
  1. A forward rush or flow.
  2. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
onrushing on'rush'ing adj.

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