2016年9月16日 星期五

era, cot, stardom, take a spin

Eras of public anger, such as we’re living through, can as easily fuel great social and political reform as they can calamitous social division.


The Back to Sleep campaign, launched in 1991, changed the advice on sleeping position from front to back, and has had a public health benefit comparable to such breakthroughs as the moment Victorian epidemiologist John Snow took the handle off the Soho water pump in 1854 and stopped a cholera outbreak in its tracks. At the centre of the revolution was Bristol doctor Peter Fleming.

Sudden infant death syndrome cost thousands of lives in the 70s and 80s -…
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4-month-old Joey Marie makes naptime look good. Her elaborate costumes have brought her Instagram stardom. http://cnn.it/2bX45Ad




Take a spin around the Petersen Automotive Museum, newly redesigned by Carnegie Mellon alumni. http://cmu.li/7fEX303Cmvl


era
ˈɪərə/
noun
plural noun: eras
  1. a long and distinct period of history.
    "his death marked the end of an era"
    synonyms:epochageperiodtimeaeonspanMore
    • a system of chronology dating from a particular event.
      "the dawn of the Christian era"
      synonyms:epochageperiodtimeaeonspanMore
    • GEOLOGY
      a major division of time that is a subdivision of an aeon and is itself subdivided into periods.
      "the Mesozoic era"
cot
cot is a camp bed or infant bed. 



stardom

The status of a performer or entertainer acknowledged as a star. 2. 

Star performers considered as a group.


take a spin - Wiktionary

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/take_a_spin

English[edit]. Verb[edit]. take a spin. (idiomatic) To go for a ride; especially, to try riding or driving something. Would you like to take a spin on my new bike?

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