2017年11月16日 星期四

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“China and Zimbabwe are all-weather friends.”

General met Chinese military leaders and defence minister in Beijing on eve of move against Robert Mugabe
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A Lawyer Who Worked for Nixon Sizes Up Trump

John Dean, an expert on the abuses of presidential power, visited the Trump Grill on a recent trip to New York.




Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio—at last the ascending stars of the GOP are serious and electable. So what does their brand of clean-cut Republicanism add up to?


NextBack Coral Polyps
Roughly 1.5 billion acres in size, the region is home to more than 75% of the world's coral global species.

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More bad news for Latin America’s biggest economy.

(Picture by Bloomberg)



The Brazilian real moved to within a fraction of its all-time low on Monday as investors worried about a deepening recession in Latin America’s biggest economy and the outlook for China. The currency was trading at...
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polyp

ポリプというのは、刺胞動物の体の構造のひとつであり、イソギンチャクのように固着して触手を広げるものを言う。

[名]
1 《動物》ポリプ(ヒドラ, イソギンチャクなど).
2 《病理学》ポリープ, 茸腫(じゅうしゅ).
pol・yp・ous [形]






The Otherworldy Flora and Fauna of the Coral Triangle
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Coral Polyps
Roughly 1.5 billion acres in size, the region is home to more than 75% of the world's coral global species.


Read more: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2020841_2192134,00.html#ixzz10UpMc7On



Opinionator | The Stone
Needed: More Political Dimensions
It's 2012, and let's face it, the old way of sizing up candidates on the left-to-right spectrum just will not do.


size up
Make an estimate, opinion, or judgment of, as in She sized up her opponent and decided to withdraw from the election. This usage transfers measuring the size of something to broader meaning.  [Late 1800s]

 to form a judgment of 

all-
combining form
all-cotton socks (=socks that are 100% cotton)
When cooking the sauce, don't forget that all-important (=most or very important) ingredient, fresh basil.
Do you believe in an all-powerful god (=one with limitless power)?
An all-star cast/show/team/etc. is one that is full of excellent or famous actors or players. 
He gave/sounded/heard the all-clear (=the signal that the danger was past).
She's a fantastic all-round/AM ALSO all-around sportswoman (=one with many different skills). [before n]
BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN He's an all-rounder (=He is good at many different things).



all-
1加名詞或形容詞來表示它只具備該品質或完全由它構成,如all-wool jumpersNigeria's all-female football championshipnew all-electronic digital exchange
Hirano's team is all business when it comes to awarding contracts, too.
加上現在分詞來作形容詞表示影響所有的人、事,例如 the belief that Christ was divine and all-knowing…his all-compassing love…An all-pervading dishonesty hung over our enterprise.
加上名詞來作形容詞表示所有該型的人、事或適當的,例如 an all-weather football pitch  all-party support for the cause All-stock merge/ all-time low/all-star /
The framers of the Constitution did not believe in an all-knowing, all-powerful federal government.


all-weather


ADJECTIVE

  • Including or suitable for all types of weather.
    ‘all-weather tennis courts’
All-weather definition, designed to operate or be usable in any type of weather: an all-weather coat; anall-weather shelter. 

All-American全美的;完全美國為主
The company that Kiichiro Toyoda founded still has its roots in Japan, but its destiny is all-American.
all-American (TYPICALLY AMERICAN)
adjective [not gradable]
considered to be typical of the United States, and respected and approved of by Americans 
He was the perfect image of a clean-cut, all-American boy.
On President's Day, it's time to raise the flag and bake all-American apple pie.
all-American (WHOLE COUNTRY)
adjective [not gradable]
involving people or things from everywhere in the United States 
an all-American beauty contest/business consortium
all-American (SPORT)
adjective [not gradable]
AMERICAN 
describes an amateur sportsman or woman from the United States who is considered to be one of the best in their sport 
an all-American football player







clean-cut

adjective
  1. sharply outlined.
    "the normally clean-cut edge between sea and land has become blurred"
    • (of a person, especially a man) appearing neat and respectable.
      "the part called for a clean-cut, conventional actor"

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