2016年5月5日 星期四

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Compact radar system promises to let small drones cut the leash.
A sophisticated scanning radar the size of a paperback book could let…
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'Instructions for a Heatwave'

By MAGGIE O’FARRELL
Reviewed by STACEY D'ERASMO
A family's secrets are unearthed during the British heat wave of 1976 in Maggie O'Farrell's psychological drama.



Censorship is part of everyday life in China. But now, Guangdong province's propaganda chief seems to have gone too far, unleashing a wave of protests and demands for reform.



G.O.P. Trying to Oust Akin From Race for Rape Remarks
By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JOHN ELIGON 11:06 PM ET
Republicans unleashed a furious campaign to drive Representative Todd Akin out of the Senate race in Missouri, but he said that he would not drop out.


Obama Camp Accuses Special Ops Group of "Swift Boat Tactics"

The group is unleashing a media blitz scolding the president for taking credit for the Osama Bin Laden raid.

 

 

Japan Rocked by Magnitude 8.9 Quake, Tsunami

By Lucy Birmingham / Tokyo
A magnitude 8.9 earthquake — believed to be one of the most powerful quakes in more than a century — has devastated the northeastern part of Japan, unleashing a 23-foot tsunami that swept through coastal areas.



Overheating threatens third reactor at Japanese nuclear plant
A third reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has lost its cooling capacity, increasing the risk of overheating. Hydrogen explosions have already occurred at two other reactors after their cooling systems failed.
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Newly Elected GOP Governors: Ready to Unleash Some Pain

By Mark Halperin
Republican governors are going to have a big hand in writing the next chapter of American history




ùnléash[ùn・léash]

The verb unlease has 3 meanings:
Meaning #1: release or vent, as of emotions and reactions
Meaning #2: release from a leash, as of dogs
Meaning #3: turn loose or free from restraint
Synonyms: let loose, loose

[動](他)
1 …の革ひもなどを解く[はずす];〈犬を〉解き放つ, 逃がす.
2 …を抑えるのをやめる, …の束縛[制御]を解く;〈怒りなどを〉(人に)爆発させる((on, upon ...))
unleash one's wrath
怒りを抑えきれなくなる
a tidal wave unleashed by Alaska's 1964 earthquake
1964年のアラスカ地震によって引き起こされた津波.



rock2 (rŏk) pronunciation

v., rocked, rock·ing, rocks. v.intr.
  1. To move back and forth or from side to side, especially gently or rhythmically.
  2. To sway violently, as from a blow or shock. See synonyms at swing.
  3. To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker. Used of ores.
  4. Music. To play or dance to rock 'n' roll.
v.tr.
  1. To move back and forth or from side to side, especially in order to soothe or lull to sleep.
  2. To cause to shake or sway violently. See synonyms at agitate.
  3. To disturb the mental or emotional equilibrium of; upset: News of the scandal rocked the town.
  4. To wash or pan (ore) in a cradle or rocker.
  5. In mezzotint engraving, to roughen (a metal plate) with a rocker or roulette.
n.
    1. A rocking motion.
    2. The act of rocking.
  1. Music. Rock 'n' roll.

heatwave

Pronunciation: /ˈhiːtweɪv/
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noun

a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather: when a heatwave occurs many people become increasingly bad-tempered


leash 

Pronunciation: /liːʃ/ 

NOUN

1A dog’s lead.
1.1Falconry A thong or string attached to the jesses of a hawk, used for tying it to a perch or a creance.
1.2A restraint:her bristling temper was kept on a leashthe state needs to let business off the leash
2Hunting rare A group of three animals such as hounds, hawks, or foxes:I saw a leash of foxes killed without a run

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
1Put a leash on (a dog):he called Azor to heel so that he could leash him
1.1Restrain:his violence was barely leashed

Phrases

strain at the leash

Be eager to begin or do something:by this time we were straining at the leash to get away

Origin

Middle English: from Old French lesselaisse, from laissier in the specific sense 'let run on a slack lead' (see lease).

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