2016年9月22日 星期四

wherewithal, Capitol, domestic drams


From whence did this message come? From Hell? No—but the nearest place to it. What stood for Hell in Europe—from the Soviet Government of Moscow. And looking round my empty house, void of my Archangel, of Hope and of Love, I answered:

"Yes, I will come to Russia, and I will teach your children, on one condition, that you give me a studio and the wherewithal to work."



Signature Blends at Tokyo Bars

By JAMES CASEY
Japanese whiskey has come a long way, but enthusiasts have to search to find specialist bars offering domestic drams.

In 2008, which Taiwanese companies have the wherewithal to weather a global financial meltdown and precarious market conditions? The island’s benchmark...


That’s not all bad. One consequence is that Asian governments have plenty of scope for boosting domestic demand and thus spurring economic recovery. China, in particular, has the wherewithal to make good on its promises of massive economic stimulus.


Bush administration officials have acknowledged problems associated with poor inspection of overseas plants and have plans to improve the situation. But President Bush’s budget does not provide the F.D.A. with funds to hire more inspectors.
At its present inspection pace, the F.D.A. would need at least 27 years to inspect every foreign medical device plant that exports to the United States, 13 years to check every foreign drug plant and 1,900 years to examine every foreign food plant.
Proposals circulating on Capitol Hill would increase the agency’s financing and charge domestic and foreign manufacturers fees to pay for inspections.



In 2008, which Taiwanese companies have the wherewithal to weather a global financial meltdown and precarious market conditions? The island’s benchmark...


That’s not all bad. One consequence is that Asian governments have plenty of scope for boosting domestic demand and thus spurring economic recovery. China, in particular, has the wherewithal to make good on its promises of massive economic stimulus.



Capitol noun

the Capitol the building in which the US Congress meets
2 [C usually singular] a building in which a US state government meets:
the Oklahoma State Capitol

where・with・al



 
━━ n. (the ~) 必要な手段[金] ((to do)).
n.
The necessary means, especially financial means: didn't have the wherewithal to survive an economic downturn.
conj.
Wherewith.
pron.
Wherewith.


dram
n.
  1. (Abbr. dr.)
    1. A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
    2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
    1. A small draft: took a dram of brandy.
    2. A small amount; a bit: not a dram of compassion.
[Middle English dragme, a drachma, a unit of weight, from Old French, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma. See drachma.]

dram2 (dräm) pronunciation
n., pl., dram.
A basic unit of currency in Armenia.

[Armenian, ultimately from Greek drakhmē. See drachma.]

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