Chinese Claim Forces Obama to Flesh Out His Asia Strategy
Seeking Identity, Shaping a Nation’s
By MICHIKO KAKUTANI
A new biography of President Obama by David Remnick fleshes out the by-now-familiar outlines of his life.
In First Lady’s Roots, a Complex Path From Slavery
By RACHEL L. SWARNS and JODI KANTOR
A newly discovered story has fleshed out Michelle Obama’s family tree.
Cancer and wildlife conservation
Some myths die hard. One common misconception is, for instance, that sharks
do not get cancer. This is why they are being slaughtered by the thousands.
Their cartilage is then ground into powder and sold with dubious health
The DW-WORLD Article
cartilagen. - 軟骨 (kär'tl-ĭj)
A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. A major constituent of the embryonic and young vertebrate skeleton, it is converted largely to bone with maturation.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cartilāgō, cartilāgin-.]
Also, put flesh on the bones of. Give substance to, provide with details, amplify. For example, The editor told her to flesh out the story, or You need to put flesh on the bones of these characters. This metaphoric expression, alluding to clothing a nude body or adding flesh to a skeleton, was in the mid-1600s put simply as to flesh, the adverb out being added about two centuries later.