2016年6月10日 星期五

smoldering, paddock, overheat, in a relationship, suffocating dead zones


The pig and kangaroo 'have been in a relationship for more than a year'
A kangaroo and a pig have been photographed having sex in a paddock…
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Leaders of China, Japan hold their first face-to-face talks since taking office, amid smoldering tensions between the two nations:cnn.it/1ze1dEl Slide Show Slide Show: A Finnish Town Mad for Tango
Every year, the town of Seinajoki transforms several square blocks into a vast dance hall, and thousands of people gather to dance to the smoldering rhythms of the tango.



Hazard: The LED night lights can overheat, smolder, and melt which may cause minor burns to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the recalled LED night lights overheating, smoldering or melting. No injuries have been reported.



U.K. Reforms Need to Slow, Bankers Urge
Some of the U.K.'s leading bankers have urged the FSA to slow its efforts to overhaul markets, warning that too much regulation would suffocate banks.


Suffocating dead zones spread across world's oceans
Critically low oxygen levels now pose as great a threat to life in the world's oceans as overfishing and habitat loss, say experts

“死 亡區” 《衛報》有一篇文章說,由於人造的污染,使得全球的海洋中產生許多"死亡區",這些"死亡區"裡的氧氣含量極低,科學家警告說這會給海洋生物帶來災難性的 後果。 文章說全世界"死亡區"加起來的總和相當於新西蘭的面積,專家們說這對海洋生物構成威脅。 文章說這些"死亡區"主要是由大量的藻類構成,而藻類主要是由於污染物比如化肥等死亡和腐化之後形成的。


paddock 

Pronunciation: /ˈpadək/ 

NOUN

1A small field or enclosure where horses are kept or exercised.
1.1An enclosure adjoining a racecourse or track where horses or cars are gathered anddisplayed before a race:I went across the course to see the horses in the paddock
1.2Australian /NZ A field or plot of land enclosed by fencing or defined by naturalboundaries:the sheep have returned to their previously grazed paddocks

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
Keep (a horse) in a paddock:horses paddocked on a hillside

Origin

Early 17th century: apparently a variant of dialect parrock, of unknown ultimate origin.


suffocate (DIE)  
verb [I or T]
to (cause someone to) die because of a lack of oxygen:
The report said that the victims had suffocated in the fumes.
She suffocated him by holding a pillow over his head until he stopped moving.

suffocating
adjective INFORMAL
Something that is suffocating makes you feel uncomfortably hot or unable to breathe properly:
I've got to open the window - it's suffocating in here!
suffocating smoke/fumes



smolder
also smoul·der (smōl'dər) pronunciation
intr.v., -dered, also -dered, -der·ing, -der·ing, -ders, -ders.
  1. To burn with little smoke and no flame.
  2. To exist in a suppressed state: Revolution smoldered in the masses.
  3. To show signs of repressed anger or hatred.
n.
Thick smoke resulting from a slow fire.

[Middle English smolderen, to suffocate, from smolder, smoke, probably alteration of smorther, from Old English smorian, to smoke.]


verb

[no object]
  • burn slowly with smoke but no flame:the bonfire still smoldered, the smoke drifting over the paddock
  • show or feel barely suppressed anger, hatred, or another powerful emotion:Anna smoldered with indignation (as adjective smoldering)he met her smoldering eyes
  • exist in a suppressed or concealed state:the controversy smoldered on for several years (as adjective smoldering)smoldering rage

noun

  • smoke coming from a fire that is burning slowly without a flame:the last acrid smolder of his cigarette

Derivatives




smolderingly

adverb

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