2016年5月25日 星期三

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He left it tied up in the sweltering heat all day


The owner had gone to untie the camel which has been left outside in the…
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An anything-goes business and banking system, laid bare by the Panama Papers, helped build the city’s welter of steel and glass.
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The death toll in India keeps rising, as the country swelters under a ferocious heatwave. Temperatures have neared 122°F (50°C) in some areas. The world is getting warmer. Where are the hottest places on Earth? ‪#‎econarchive‬ (2013) http://econ.st/1PMWa9O

The hottest places on EarthTHE world is getting warmer. Globally, the ten hottest years on record have all been in the past 15 years. And national records are being...
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  A thermostat, he thought, could do that if it was really a small computer connected to the Internet.


A special seminar held by the American Anthropological Association to discuss Mr. Tierney's book attracted almost a thousand people, who listened to a confusing, sometimes hysterical welter of charges and countercharges, many by people who had not read the work of either Mr. Tierney or Mr. Chagnon. One thing that was not provided: actual data from the Yanomamö that refuted Mr. Chagnon's ideas.



Tokyo office thermostats will be set to 28 degrees this summer, meaning that workers in the big city face a sweltering few months. While a relaxed dress code of sandals and Hawaiian shirts might help, there's a more colorful way to beat the heat: plant more greenery.




Jackson's fan base in Japan started to grow after the Jackson Five's first tour here in 1973. Sales of "Off the Wall" (1979) reached 500,000, followed by 2.5 million copies sold of "Thriller", which sold an estimated 105 million copies worldwide. The star did a scooter commercial for Suzuki Motors in 1982 — the year "Thriller" came out — in which he says "Love is my message" and winks. (See TIME's 1984 cover on Michael Jackson.)


Sales of cars and trucks are expected to double in India to 3.92 million by 2012, according to a forecast by the market research group Global Insight. India’s burgeoning middle class has embraced the automobile with such fervor that cars now clog the nation’s crumbling roads and outdated infrastructure, vying for space with taxis, scooters, wandering cows and even an occasional elephant.




A Past Written In Blood
NANJING, China On the afternoon he lost his last steady job, Hu Jie bicycled aimlessly through the smog and traffic of Nanjing, brooding over the mystery of his abrupt dismissal. It was a sweltering afternoon, and dark clouds threatened a downpour. But Hu kept pedaling, his mind racing, returning...
(By Philip P. Pan, The Washington Post)





The idea came to Ralph Liedert while he sweltered in the Californian sunshine, standing with his daughter in a queue for a ride at Disneyland


How to put air-conditioning into people’s garments
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UBS's chairman told a Swiss newspaper in an interview that the banking giant will remain independent in two years, despite its current welter of troubles.



noun [S]
a large and especially badly organized number of things:
We are reducing the company's welter of development projects and will streamline sales and marketing.

welter


 音節
wel • ter1
発音
wéltər
welterの変化形
welters (複数形) • weltered (過去形) • weltered (過去分詞) • weltering (現在分詞) • welters (三人称単数現在)
[動](自)
1 〈動物が〉転がり回る((about)).
2 (血などに)まみれる.
3 (快楽などに)ひたる, ふける((in ...)).
4 〈波・海などが〉うねる, さかまく.
━━[名]
1 混乱(状態), (…の)ごった返し, ごたまぜ((of ...)).
2 [U](波などの)うねり, さかまき;のたうち回り.

verb

[NO OBJECT] literary
1Move in a turbulent fashion:the streams foam and welter
noun

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1large number of items in no order; a confusedmass:there’s such a welter of conflicting rules
1.1A state of general disorder:the attack petered out in a welter of bloody,confused fighting
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swelter Show phonetics
verb [I]
(of a person) to feel very hot:
The soldiers were sweltering in their uniforms.

sweltering Show phonetics
adjective
extremely and uncomfortably hot:
In the summer, it's sweltering in the smaller classrooms.

thermostat
[名]サーモスタット, 温度自動調節器.thèr・mo・stát・ic[形]温度自動調節の.
thermostatic
[形]温度自動調節の.


burgeon

(bûr'jən) pronunciation

also bour·geon intr.v., -geoned also -geoned, -geon·ing -geon·ing, -geons -geons.
    1. To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; sprout.
    2. To begin to grow or blossom.
  1. To grow or develop rapidly.
[Middle English burgeonen, from Old French borjoner, from burjon, a bud, from Vulgar Latin *burriō, burriōn-, from Late Latin burra, a shaggy garment.]

sweltering
  • [swéltəriŋ]
[形]蒸し暑さに苦しんでいる;〈場所・天候などが〉蒸し暑い.



scooter
Meaning #1: a motorboat resembling a motor scooter
Synonyms: water scooter, sea scooter
Meaning #2: child's two-wheeled vehicle operated by foot
Meaning #3: a cycle with small wheels and a low-powered gasoline engine geared to the rear wheel
Synonym: motor scooter
Meaning #4: a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
Synonyms: iceboat, ice yacht
Meaning #5: large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
Synonym: scoter




Definition of swelter in English:

verb

[NO OBJECT]
Be uncomfortably hot:Barney sweltered in his doorman’s uniform
[IN SINGULAR]  
An uncomfortably hot atmosphere:the swelter of the afternoon had cooled

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