It’s 9.5 feet wide and 42 feet long （2.9 meters wide by 12.8 meters long） and is billed as the narrowest house in New York City. But there’s nothing small about its asking price： $2.7 million.
The price at which an item is offered for sale.
presell, to ready
Sony Readies Gadgets to Rival Apple
-Mobile has already pre-sold 1.5 million Google G1!
TechWhack (press release) - New Delhi,Delhi,IndiaGoogle has a brand that can now sell mobile phones even before they are available in the market! T-Mobile USA has stated that they have already pre-sold ...
tr.v., -sold (-sōld'), -sell·ing, -sells.
- To sell (a house, for example) in advance of construction.
- To promote (a product not yet on the market) by means of advertising.
- To condition (a potential customer) in advance for later purchase of a product.
adj., -i·er, -i·est.
- Prepared or available for service, action, or progress: I am ready to work. The soup will be ready in a minute. The pupils are ready to learn to read.
- Mentally disposed; willing: He was ready to believe her.
- Likely or about to do something: She is ready to retire.
- Prompt in apprehending or reacting: a ready intelligence; a ready response.
- Available: ready money.
To cause to be ready.
at the ready
- Available for immediate use: soldiers with machine guns at the ready; students with notebooks at the ready.
- To make preparations.
Mega-church pastor Rick Warren, who was mentored by Peter Drucker, was helpful in this regard, as he got all of the churches across the globe on board for ...
A megachurch is a church having around 2,000 or more attendants for a typical weekly service. The Hartford Institute's database lists more than 1,300 such Protestant churches in the United States. According to these data, about 50 churches on the list have attendance ranging from 10,000 to 47,000. Additionally, while some 3,000 individual Roman Catholic parishes (churches) have 2,000 or more attendants for a typical weekly service, these churches are not seen as part of the megachurch movement.
A Looking Glass Steer
Published: August 26, 2010
Both winning animals were owned by the Haber family, from Sioux Center, Iowa, which runs a livestock reproduction company and is partners with an agriculture cloning firm. So far, there is no rule against showing cloned animals in 4-H competitions.
Just to complete the strange circuitousness in this story, Doc was purchased back at auction by his breeders in order to keep him from merging with the general beef supply after slaughter. That is in accordance with a voluntary moratorium on cloned meat requested by the Department of Agriculture.
A .223-caliber, gas-operated, clip-fed assault rifle, first used by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War.
There are plenty of reasons to think that this boom can't be sustained without a matching lift in consumer spending, but still, people are working through the night in Manhattan, their hands trembling as they tweak their final calculations over an 11th can of Red Bull.
What's behind it? Companies chasing synergies, or locking in natural resources, or using up spare cash, Mr. Sorkin writes. But more importantly: how long can it last?
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But their birth Sunday at a private Taiwanese zoo was met with controversy that could result in a possible fine. The Taiwan News is reporting that a local ...
Just Hanging Out Under the Bridge, in Summer’s Heat
But first, a warning: On the way to understanding how your life will get better, you’ll have to read about some technical, fairly arcane topics. Trust me: it’ll be worth it.
In this case, the topic is your Web browsing, and the magic wand is a free service called OpenDNS.
Behind the scenes, the actual address is a string of numbers (called an I.P. address, for Internet protocol) that looks something like this: 22.214.171.124. (That happens to beGoogle’s address.)
Nobody can remember those addresses, though they are no longer than a phone number, so the Web’s thoughtful designers came up with a secondary system: plain-English addresses like www.whatever.com. When you type that into your browser, a computer at your Internet provider performs a quick lookup. “Aha,” it says to itself in its little digital way, “you just typed www.google.com. What you really want, of course, is 126.96.36.199. Please hold; I’ll connect you.”
That, in a nutshell, is how D.N.S. works. (It stands for domain name system, in case that helps.)
By JENNIFER A. KINGSON
Among people of means, expensive aquariums are the latest status symbol. Above, a 700-gallon tank suspended from the ceiling of a West Village town house apartment.
1. Understand, as in Aunt Mary doesn't catch on to any jokes. The verb to catch alone was used with this meaning from Shakespeare's time, on being added in the late 1800s. Also see get it, def. 2.
2. Become popular, as in This new dance is really beginning to catch on. [Late 1800s]
Chinese women have found a way to enjoy the fruits of the sexual revolution while eventually pleasing the "deeply conservative" men who want to marry them.
n. Greek Mythology
The god of marriage.
曾想過要第二次機會在你第一次？這是一個機會，這是提供給越來越多的中國婦女，20來歲的婦女聚集到外科醫生辦公室的“處女膜修復”。該過程通常與穆斯林國家（它的通常是非法的），但華盛頓郵報報導說，這是越來越受歡迎的中國，在幾十年的經濟增長還不足以根除“一個極為保守，男性沙文主義的態度。”婦女與性別實驗在年輕的年齡，但男子繼續想娶處女（“如果你去購買手機，當然你想購買一台新手機。”）的解決方案是不節制，但一婦科醫生所謂的“善意的謊言。” “我們可以解決這個問題，所以一切是完美的，”醫生高興地說。她的病人大多數（她看到每個大約 20個月）是年輕婦女誰是即將結婚。他們掏出七百三十七美元為半小時的程序，和她們的丈夫也不會是明智的。但還有一個更便宜的道路走向“revirgination，”可供出售的所有中國振動器是：一個“人造處女膜，當插入，看來是創建一個栩栩如生的感覺該男子，並發出假血時破裂。”
- Of, relating to, characteristic of, or originating in a specified place: Vietnamese.
- Native or inhabitant of: Taiwanese.
- Language or dialect of: Chinese.
- Literary style or diction of: journalese.
[Middle English, from Italian, from Latin -ēnsis, originating in.]
Some animals provoke in us a reflexive ugh, yuck or eeww. They are, to put it bluntly, ugly animals. View a slide show featuring some of the world's ugliest animals, submit a photo of your pet or an animal you have encountered or view submissions from other readers.
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Heartland Quality Egg Farm, where each cage is the size of a newspaper, with six or seven hens. Ohio farmers agreed to phase out tight confinement of livestock, underscoring the clout of the animal welfare movement.
Floodwaters Add to Pressure on Gas Prices
Flooding in the Midwest has caused ethanol prices to rise, which could be passed on at the pump as Americans enter the summer driving season.
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pass sth on (GIVE) phrasal verb [M]
to give someone something that another person has given you:
Could you pass it on to Laura when you've finished reading it?
THE PUMP 加油站
a piece of equipment which is used to cause liquid, air or gas to move from one place to another:
a water/bicycle/fuel pump
a UK petrol/US gas pump
1 [T usually + adverb or preposition] to force liquid or gas to move somewhere:
Our latest machine can pump a hundred gallons a minute.
The new wine is pumped into storage tanks.
The heart pumps blood through the arteries/round the body.
2 [T] INFORMAL to keep asking someone for information, especially in an indirect way:
She was pumping me for details of the new project.
The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization. See synonyms at equipment.
- At an indefinite or unstated time: I'll meet you sometime this afternoon.
- At an indefinite time in the future: Let's get together sometime.
- Obsolete. Sometimes.
- Archaic. Formerly.
- Having been at some prior time; former: a sometime secretary.
- Usage Problem. Occasional.
USAGE NOTE Sometime as an adjective has been employed to mean "former" since the 15th century. Since the 1930s, people have used it to mean "occasional": the team's sometime star and sometime problem child. This latter use, however, is unacceptable to a majority of the Usage Panel. See Usage Notes at someday.
1. Distribute, as in He passed out the papers. [Early 1900s]
2. Also, pass out cold. Faint, as in When she heard the news she passed out cold. [Early 1900s] Also see out cold.
Nearpolis (Greek) newtown
Naples (Italian: Napoli listen (help·info), pronounced [ˈna(ː)poli], Neapolitan: Napule) is a city in Italy; it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples. The city is known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music and gastronomy, playing an important role in the history of the Italian peninsula and beyond throughout much of its existence, which began more than 2,800 years ago. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on the coast by the Gulf of Naples.
- In, to, or toward the rear: We walked behind.
- In a place or condition that has been passed or left: I left my gloves behind.
- In arrears; late: I fell behind in my payments.
- Below the standard level; in or into an inferior position: Don't fall behind in class.
- Slow: My watch is running behind.
- Archaic. Yet to come.
- At the back of or in the rear of: He sat behind her.
- On the farther side or other side of; beyond: The broom is behind the door.
- In a place or time that has been passed or left by: Their worries are behind them.
- Later than: The plane was behind schedule.
- Used to indicate deficiency in performance: behind us in technological development.
- Hidden or concealed by: hatred hidden behind a bland smile.
- In the background of; underlying: Behind your every action is self-interest.
- In a position or attitude of support: The leaders have the army behind them.
- In pursuit of: The police were hard behind the escapees.
Informal. The buttocks.
employees are taking their work commitments to unhealthy lengths. A recent
study show two thirds of the German workforce responds to business
correspondence out of office hours - even if they're on holidays. So when
does dedication turn into addiction?
The DW-WORLD.DE Article
- The state, quality, or fact of being long. See Usage Note at strength.
- The measurement of the extent of something along its greatest dimension: the length of the boat.
- A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension: a length of cloth.
- A measure used as a unit to estimate distances: won the race by a length.
- Extent or distance from beginning to end: the length of a novel; the length of a journey.
- The amount of time between specified moments; the duration: the length of a meeting.
- Extent or degree to which an action or policy is carried. Often used in the plural: went to great lengths to prove his point.
- The duration of a vowel.
- The duration of a syllable.
- The vertical extent of a garment. Often used in combination: knee-length; floor-length.
- After some time; eventually: At length we arrived at our destination.
- For a considerable time; fully: spoke at length about the court ruling.
[Middle English, from Old English lengthu.]