The colder parts of Japan are preparing for heavy snows. People in these regions wrap straw mats or ropes around tree trunks to keep them stable, and protect their homes with wooden fences.
━━ n. うまや, 牛舎; ((集合的)) （うまやの）馬［競走馬］; 〔話〕 （同一の監督下で働く）記者連, 騎手連, ボクサーたち, 合同会社の一種.
lock [shut, close] the stable door (after the horse has bolted) 〔ことわざ〕 泥棒を見てなわをなう; 後の祭りになる.
━━ v. うまやに入れる［住む］.
stable・boy, stable・lad 馬丁.
sta・bling ━━ n. うまや（の収容力）.
我常常開玩笑說，我是一字走天下。我用了 「autopsy」 這個字，報導陳文成被美國人驗屍，結果惹來橫禍，卻也間接成了這個字的啟蒙老師。28年之后，有些朋友依然引用此字，尋我開心。
Russia President Dismisses Georgia’s Leader as a ‘Political Corpse’
By ELLEN BARRY
President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia made his comments after the European Union strongly criticized Russia for its military offensive in Georgia.
noun [C or U]
the cutting open and examination of a dead body in order to discover the cause of death:
They carried out/performed an autopsy.
The body arrived for autopsy at the Dallas hospital.
In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a common manager, or a common storyline -- which puts them together as a unit. Stables can be small alliances of three to six wrestlers (like Evolution, The Cabinet, MNM, The Dudley Boyz, Team Xtreme, Team Canada, Planet Jarrett, the Latin American Exchange and others), or supergroups that include up to half the promotion's talent roster (like the New World Order (nWo) and Sports Entertainment Xtreme). Often the loudest of them appears in promos, occasionally with another wrestler whose gimmick is to be largely silent, perhaps even mute, but nonetheless nodding or gesturing in wild agreement.
日本的殺人罪文過記 L.A. Times criticizes Japan over sumo wrestler's death
L.A. Times criticizes Japan over sumo wrestler's death
LOS ANGELES--Friday's issue of the Los Angeles Times carried a story harshly criticizing Japanese police over the recent case of a 17-year-old sumo wrestler who died after being beaten by his stablemaster and his stablemates, claiming that police are too reluctant to conduct judicial autopsies. 法案驗屍
The article said: "Photos of the dead teenager's corpse show a deep cut on his right arm, horrific bruising...and his legs are pocked with small burns the size of a lit cigarette...The cause of death was 'heart disease,' police declared."
Referring to the decision by Aichi prefectural police not to conduct an autopsy and instead conclude that the wrestler, Takashi Saito, of the Tokitsukaze stable, had died of a health condition, the front-page article said Japanese police "try to avoid adding murders to their case load unless the identity of the killer is obvious."
As reasons for the low rate of implementing autopsies, the article quoted Japanese sources as saying, "Police discourage autopsies that might reveal a higher murder rate in their jurisdiction and pressure doctors to attribute unnatural deaths to health reasons, usually heart failure," and, "There is also a cultural resistance in Japan to handling the dead, with families often reluctant to insist upon a procedure that invades the body of a loved one."
The article concluded that though Japan's autopsy system was introduced by the United States just after the end of World War II, it is not functioning sufficiently.