China is dangerously short of water. While the south is a lush, lake-filled region, the north, which has half the population and most of the farmland, is more like a desert. The international definition of water stress is 1,000 cubic metres of usable water per person per year. The average northern Chinese has less than a fifth of that amount http://econ.st/1ebvIR1
Since the end of World War II, Japanese has become a completely homogenized "cookie-cutter" language around the nation. And now that globalization is in progress, I fear the landscape of the Japanese language will become even more uninteresting as the old lush forests of local dialects die out.
By MELISSA GASKILLA lush ecosystem has grown around High Island 389-A, a dormant oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that is facing demolition.
The poem, which celebrates the carnal passions of the "eternal spirit of atheism" to a "maid of mountains", was banned from publication for decades. Anton Rubinstein's lush opera on the same subject was also banned by censors who deemed it sacrilegious and stupid.
An excellent book. Mr. Nixon spelled out the realities of the Cold War conflict, the true nature of our Soviet adversary, and the steps necessary to win the conflict and prevent the devastating consequences of full scale military conflict.
The veracity of this work is borne out by the subsequent actions of the Reagan administration to call the Soviets' bluff and force the collapse of their empire.
Betting with a mediocre or drawing hand that could possibly improve because of the existence of various outs.
SoundPoker Says: If the bet gets everyone else to fold, it would be considered a bluff. However if it does not, the hand might still improve on the draw or on succeeding cards.
For example: You have a Jack of Hearts and a Ten of Hearts (Jh,Th) and the flop is Ace of Hearts, Queen of Spades, Seven of Hearts. (Ah, Qs, 7h).
Any Heart (for the flush) or King (for the straight) will give you a good hand. You have several outs which gives you a relatively decent chance of hitting a winning card on the turn. To raise the pot and intimidate your opponents it might be prudent to re-raise or check-raise as the odds are in your favor. Even if you miss on the turn there is still an opportunity to continue to bet as other players will hopefully feel threatened by your previous play.
Definition of lushadjective
Origin:late Middle English: perhaps an alteration of obsolete lash 'soft, lax', from Old French lasche 'lax', by association with luscious
adj., lush·er, lush·est.
- Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation.
- Abundant; plentiful. See synonyms at profuse.
- Extremely productive; thriving.
- Luxurious; opulent: the lush décor of a grand hotel.
- Extremely pleasing to the senses: a lush scent; lush fruit; the lush sounds of an orchestra.
- Voluptuous or sensual.
- Overelaborate or extravagant: lush rhetoric.
[Middle English, relaxed, soft, probably alteration of lache, loose, weak, from Old French lasche, soft, succulent, from laschier, to loosen, from Late Latin laxicāre, to become shaky, frequentative of Latin laxāre, to open, relax, from laxus, loose. See lax.]lushly lush'ly adv.
lushness lush'ness n.
lush2 (lŭsh) Slang.
intr.v., lushed, lush·ing, lush·es.
To drink liquor to excess.
- Grossly irreverent toward what is or is held to be sacred.
- Having committed sacrilege.
sacrilegiousness sac'ri·le'gious·ness n.
USAGE NOTE Sacrilegious, the adjective form of sacrilege, is often misspelled through confusion with religious.