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That, he suggested, was one reason why he had decided to step down as SNP leader. Twenty years as SNP leader, with a four year break, and seven years as first minister, something that has been "the privilege of my life" was, he said, a "fair spell".
The whole issue of carbohydrates and sugars has been maybe irredeemably muddied by people such as Sarah Ferguson eating spelt, and then going: "I went wheat-free and the weight fell off me," and everybody going: "Wow. That's some strange ju-jitsu, considering spelt is just a variety of wheat."
西方人常揶揄澳洲是Down under的國度, 趁2000年舉辦奧運，澳大利亞人以「Down under is on the top 」，成功定位自己在新世紀的角色。同樣地，打開苗栗的窗口，我們發現山城正在訴說──「後退就是向前」的一連串的故事。
By JACK EWING and JAMES KANTER
The Bank for International Settlements warned political leaders not to expect central banks to hold the global economy together forever.
Europe's Banks Face New Funding Squeeze
An extraordinary dry spell in the market for long-term European bank funding is amplifying pressure on policy makers to devise a solution to the Continent's banking crisis.
Economy Spells Trouble for Leading Party in Japan
By MARTIN FACKLER
A growing frustration over mass layoffs and tough times breeds an unusual call for change in parliamentary elections in risk-averse Japan.
a spell of gridlock.
Jujutsu, a martial art from Japan consisting of grappling and striking techniques
Definition of gridlocknoun
- 2 another term for deadlock (sense 1 of the noun).
dówn únder[dówn únder]
[名][形][副]((時にD- U-))((略式))（英国から見て）地球の裏側(the antipodes)（の, で, へ）；オーストラリア［ニュージーランド］（の, で, へ）.
v., spelled, or spelt (spĕlt), spell·ing, spells. v.tr.
- To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word or part of a word).
- To constitute the letters of (a word): These letters spell phrasal verbs:spell down
- To defeat in a spelling bee.
[Middle English spellen, to read letter by letter, from Old French espeller, of Germanic origin.]
- To make explicit and clear: asked him to spell out his objectives.
- To name or write in order the letters that constitute (a word or part of a word): spelled out my name.
- A word or formula believed to have magic power.
- A bewitched state; a trance.
- A compelling attraction; charm or fascination: the spell of the theater.
To put (someone) under a spell; bewitch.[Middle English, discourse, from Old English.]
- A short, indefinite period of time.
- Informal. A period of weather of a particular kind: a dry spell.
- One's turn at work.
- A period of work; a shift.
- Australian. A period of rest.
- Informal. A period of physical or mental disorder or distress: a dizzy spell.
- Informal. A short distance.
v., spelled, spell·ing, spells. v.tr.
- To relieve (someone) from work temporarily by taking a turn.
- To allow to rest a while.
[From Middle English spelen, to spare, from Old English spelian, to represent, substitute for.]
- To take turns working.
- Australian. To rest for a time from an activity.
spelt 2Line breaks: spelt
noun[mass noun] An old kind of wheat with bearded ears and spikelets that each contain two narrow grains, not widely grown but favoured as a health food. Compare with einkorn, emmer.
- Triticum spelta, family Gramineae
(climatology) A period of abnormally dry weather, generally reserved for a less extensive, and therefore less severe, condition than a drought; in the United States, describes a period lasting not less than 2 weeks, during which no measurable precipitation was recorded.
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dry%20spellTop Definition. dry spell. to go for a period of time (usually longer than shorter) without something; sex, drugs, etc. After their breackup in August, she had a 4 ...