2016年1月9日 星期六

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Aluminum smelting has become less valuable as China has expanded capacity, putting the focus now on alumina production.


Japan smelters win 70 pct rise in BHP copper fees
Reuters - USABy Miho Yoshikawa TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - At least two Japanese copper smelters have won a roughly 70 percent hike this year in the copper processing fees ...



CNN/SI - College Football - Texas downs No. 3 Nebraska, continues ...AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas hex continues over Nebraska. ... To receive CNN/




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  1. In geometry, a hexagon (from Greek ἕξ hex, "six" and γωνία, gonía, "corner, angle") is a polygon with six edges and six vertices. The total of the internal angles of any hexagon is 720°.
An Airbus 330's flight-computer snafu over Australia last fall could offer hints at what might have brought Air France Flight 447 down


snafu
━━ n., a. 〔俗〕 てんやわんや(の).━━ vt. 混乱させる.

n., pl. -fus.
A chaotic or confused situation.adj.
In a state of confusion or chaos.
tr.v., -fued, -fu·ing, -fus.
To make confused or chaotic.
[s(ituation) n(ormal) a(ll) f(ucked) u(p).]


hex

n.

  1. An evil spell; a curse.
  2. One that brings bad luck.
hex

tr.v.hexedhex·inghex·es.
  1. To put a hex on.
  2. To bring or wish bad luck to: “Chilly evening weather and a chain of minor snafus seemed to hex the $5,000-a-seat gala on Governors Island” (Newsweek).
[Pennsylvania Dutch, from German hexen, to hex, from Hexe, witch, from Middle High German hecse, from Old High German hagzissa.]
hexer hex'er n.
WORD HISTORY The word hex is a good example of the sort of borrowing from other languages that occurred in the English-speaking former colonies of Great Britain. German and Swiss immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the late 17th and 18th centuries spoke a dialect of German known as Pennsylvania Dutch. In this dialect hexe was the equivalent of the German verb hexen, “to practice sorcery.” The English verb hex, first recorded in the sense “to practice witchcraft” in an 1830 work called Annals of Philadelphia, is borrowed from Pennsylvania Dutch, as is the noun.


smelt

v.smelt·edsmelt·ingsmeltsv.tr.
To melt or fuse (ores) in order to separate the metallic constituents.
v.intr.
To melt or fuse. Used of ores.
[Dutch or Low German smelten, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]




smelt
v., smelt·ed, smelt·ing, smelts. v.tr.
To melt or fuse (ores) in order to separate the metallic constituents.

v.intr.
To melt or fuse. Used of ores.

[Dutch or Low German smelten, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]

[動](他)〈鉱石などを〉溶解する;〈金属を〉(溶解して)製錬する.
━━(自)溶解する.


Philadelphia Smelter in Hailey, Idaho, 1884


smelter

Pronunciation: /ˈsmɛltə/
noun


EXAMPLE SENTENCES
  • If everyone recycled the aluminum cans they used, there would be no need for new smelters…
  • Cransberg, who will be based at the company's New York office, will have responsibility for Alcoa's 13 primary aluminum smelters in the U.S. and Canada.
  • I wouldn't want to live under any other arrangement, but it only can only create alloys are as good or bad as the raw ore that's fed into the smelter.

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