2017年6月9日 星期五

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Disgraceful

The World Economic Forum’s 36 best quotes are 'almost all dismal. But the idiots are not the waffling speakers'.
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'Business leaders know it is bad form to say anything new or interesting to…
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Inside Europe | 31.01.2009 | 07:05
Archaeologist's Discovery Astounds Local
s

Local residents knew their families had lived in the region for a long time, but they never imagined their local roots went as deep as they actually do.

Fifteen years ago, archaeologists working in Germany's Harz Mountains discovered human bones in a cave. They were the remains of people who lived three thousand years ago. DNA tests were carried out on the bones and then last year, scientists announced their astonishing results. They've established that two local men are the descendants of these Bronze Age hunters.

boneheaded decision
Mr. Zumthor is the 33rd laureate to receive the prize, which consists of a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion and is awarded at a different architecturally significant location each year. This year’s ceremony is to be held on May 29 in Buenos Aires.



Animal Husbandry
Example 2 from my friend Dr. Edward C. Bryant. While he was at the University of Wyoming, someone came in from the Department of Animal Husbandry to announce to him an astounding scientific discovery - the fibres on the left side of sheep, and those on the right side, are of
different diameter. Dr. Bryant asked him how many fibres he had in the sample; answer, 50,000.
例二;取材自吾友Edward C. Bryant 博士。他在Wyoming大學時,有畜牧學系的朋友向他宣布某重大科學發現:羊的左右兩側之毛徑不相同。Bryant博士問道樣本數有多少根,回答為五萬根。

(硝基呋喃;nitrofuran,)
Eel producers, for example, often used nitrofuran to kill bacteria. But that antibiotic has been banned for use in animal husbandry in the United States, Europe, Japan, and even China, because it has caused cancer in laboratory rats.





Ma Ying, head of the Fodder Division of the Animal Husbandry Department of China's Ministry of Agriculture, says the inspection system in China is based on production licenses. "Each year we issue or renew 2,000 licenses for the 15,000 animal feed producers in China. That's about 13%. In addition, we have an approval number system for each new product that means we inspect about 50% of all producers each year."


husband (SAVE) verb [T] FORMAL
to use something carefully so that you do not use all of it

husbandry 
noun [U] OLD USE
the careful use of money, food, supplies, etc.





waffle1
ˈwɒf(ə)l/
informal
verb
gerund or present participle: waffling
  1. 1.
    BRITISH
    speak or write at length in a vague or trivial manner.
    "he waffled on about his problems"
    synonyms:prattlechatterbabbleramblejabbergibbergabblegabburble,flannel, run on, muttermumblepratedrivelbleatcackleMore
  2. 2.
    NORTH AMERICAN
    fail to make up one's mind.
    "Joseph had been waffling over where to go"

medallion 
noun [C]
1 a metal disc which is worn for decoration on a chain or string around the neck

2 a flat circular piece of meat without bones:
medallions of pork
  • 1. 大メダル、円形模様{えんけい もよう}、円形浮き彫り
  • 2. 〔メダルの形をした〕タクシー免許証{めんきょしょう}
提供元:「EDP」

「medallion」を使った用例

  • medallion attached to a thick chain
  • 太い鎖の付いたメダル
  • medallion guarantee
  • 金融機関{きんゆう きかん}による署名{しょめい}の真正証明{しんせい しょうめい}◆米国の制度で、署名の真正と署名者に署名権限があることを、金融機関がメダル形のスタンプを押して証明するもの
  • medallion hanging from a choker chain
  • 首ひもに付けられたメダル
  • medallion number
  • 〔タクシーの〕営業許可番号{えいぎょう きょか ばんごう}
  • medallion toe
  • 穴の模様{もよう}が入った靴先{くつさき}

bone·head (bōn'hĕd'pronunciation

n.
 Informal
A stupid person; a dunce.

boneheaded bone'head'ed adj.
boneheadedness bone'head'ed·ness n.

astound
verb [T]
to surprise or shock someone very much:
The news astounded me.

astounded 
adjective
very surprised or shocked:
[+ to infinitive] I was astounded to hear that Tim had left.

astounding Phonetic
adjective
very surprising or shocking:
an astounding fact/decision/revelation
an astounding (= very great) victory/achievement/success

astoundingly 
adverb

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