It also took one most unusual step: Hours after troops quelled the protests, in which 156 people were reported killed, the state invited foreign journalists on an official trip to Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital and the site of the unrest, “to know better about the riots.” Indeed, it set up a media center at a downtown hotel — with a hefty discount on rooms — to keep arriving reporters abreast of events.
'Cut police pensions' for misconduct
Police officers should have to abide by a new code of ethics and those who commit serious misconduct should have their pensions docked, MPs say.
hair of the dog
Economists calculate that each degree Celsius of warming will dock the U.S. economy by 1.2 percent—and increase the divide between rich and poor.
This is an unsystematic glossary, intended to be no more than a first port of call for reader puzzled by unfamiliar words.
2 x sashimi: fatty tuna, white fish
white・fish（銀）白色の淡水食用魚 ((マスの類)); 白身の魚.
Non-oily fish, i.e. 1-2% fat, e.g. cod, dogfish, haddock, halibut, plaice, saithe, skate, sole, and whiting. All are similar in nutrient composition; a 150-g portion, steamed (200 g with skin and bones) is an exceptionally rich source of iodine; a rich source of protein, niacin, and selenium; supplies 120 kcal (500 kJ).
port of call
n., pl. ports of call.停靠港
A port where ships dock in the course of voyages to load or unload cargo, obtain supplies, or undergo repairs.
- 1Deduct (something, especially an amount of money or a point in a game)‘the agency enforce payments by docking money from the father's salary’with two objects ‘he was docked a penalty point’
- 2Cut short (an animal's tail)‘their tails were docked’
dock (FOR SHIPS)
1 a specially enclosed area of water in a port that is used for loading and unloading or repairing ships
Compare harbour (WATER).
2 US a long platform built over water where passengers can get on or off a boat or where goods can be loaded and unloaded
The strike has led to the cancellation of some ferry services and left hundreds of passengers stranded at the docks.
verb [I or T]
If a ship docks, it arrives at a dock and if someone docks a ship, they bring it into a dock:
Hundreds of people turned up to see the ship dock at Southampton.
The Russians and Americans docked (= joined together in space) (their spacecraft) just after one o'clock this morning.Robot Ship Successfully Docks With Space Station
noun [C] (ALSO dockworker)
a person who works at a port, loading and unloading ships
Definition of dock
verb[with object] (usually be docked)
Origin:late Middle English: perhaps related to Frisian dok 'bunch, ball (of string, etc.)' and German Docke 'doll'. The original noun sense was 'the solid part of an animal's tail', whence the verb sense 'cut short (an animal's tail)', later generalized to 'reduce, deduct'
- Side by side: ships docked two abreast.
- Up to date: keeping abreast of the latest developments.