2016年4月7日 星期四

explosives,close sth off, closed-off, airlift, sealift


Taiwan-Sydney flight grounded over 'bomb threat'
ABC Online
... is being inspected for possible explosives, according to an official at the Aviation Police Office in Taoyuan international airport in northern Taiwan. ...





The one-year anniversary of deadly riots and 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight into exile are looming in early March. Both are potential triggers for unrest and key tests of China's control of the closed-off Himalayan plateau.


The Impeccable did not carry large-caliber weapons and was operated by civilians for the Military Sealift Command, Pentagon officials said.


Dutchman Sees Life in Japan Long Ago 
By MICHIKO KAKUTANI
David Mitchell’s novel describes a young man out to make his fortune who discovers a complicated world in a closed-off country.

closed-off
Why did Mr Trump’s fortune turn in Wisconsin?
“WISCONSIN nice”, the local version of Midwestern civility and friendliness, had been on display at a town hall with Donald Trump the day before the primary...
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people with their heads too far up their ass to notice people who they dont know
close off 隔離, 結帳, 封鎖



sealift

tr.v.-lift·ed-lift·ing-lifts.
To transport (troops or supplies) by sea, as when ground or air routes are blocked.
n.
A system or an instance of such transport.

airlift
n.
  1. A system of transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies by air, as in an emergency or when surface routes are blocked.
  2. A flight transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies under such conditions.

v.-lift·ed-lift·ing-liftsv.tr.
To transport in an airlift.
v.intr.
To transport troops, civilian passengers, or supplies in an airlift.

close sth off phrasal verb [M]
to put something across the entrance of a place to stop people from entering:
Police quickly closed off the area.


ex·plo·sive (ĭk-splō'sĭv) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Relating to or having the nature of an explosion.
  2. Tending to explode.
n.
  1. A substance, especially a prepared chemical, that explodes or causes explosion.
  2. Linguistics. A plosive.
explosively ex·plo'sive·ly adv.
explosiveness ex·plo'sive·nes

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