"Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave
My heart into my mouth: I love your majesty
With cities across the nation heaving in the biggest protests in decades, President Dilma Rousseff said she would try to address some grievances.
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds,” the inscription read.
Clad in a blue shirt, slippers and thick glasses, Dr. Xu got up from his easy chair to stand beneath the poster. “Those are some of his best words,” he said.
By Michael Scherer
What Barack Obama's little-known habits on the links reveal about his approach to the presidency
Golf enthusiasts have gathered in Farmingdale, NY, for this year's US Open. Reigning champion Tiger Woods is looking for a repeat of his last appearance in a US Open at Bethpage State Park. It was in 2002, the first time a publicly owned and operated golf course was chosen to host the US Open, and the event drew record-breaking crowds. Woods — the only golfer to score under par — won the tournament. Today, round two tees off on the park's Black Course, considered one of the most difficult golf courses in America. The first winner of a US Open (in 1895) was 21-year-old Horace Rawlins; he took home $150 in prize money. This year's winner will receive $1.5 million.
"You know why the game of golf is popular? Very easy. It's a great game." — Bernhard Langer
The golf world idolizes Tiger Woods, sure, but duffers will still be heaving 9-irons into ponds long after Woods plays his last major.
By Sean Gregory
A growing company offers golfers beautiful women as companion. Good business or exploitation?
German carmakers are facing accusations of collusive behaviour
Czech president demands more changes to Lisbon Treaty
Czech President Vaclav Klaus has thrown another wrench into the Lisbon
Treaty ratification process, this time seeking an exemption to prevent
Germans expelled during World War II from using it to reclaim property.
The DW-WORLD Article
To throw a (monkey) wrench or a spanner into the works means to upset an operation, or screw things up, usually by sabotage but also by accident.
noun [C] OLD-FASHIONED
a person who lacks skill or is slow to learn
- An incompetent or dull-witted person.
- A casual or mediocre player of a sport, especially golf.
- Slang. A peddler of cheap merchandise.
- Slang. Something worthless or useless.
1 [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] to move something heavy using a lot of effort:
He heaved the bag onto his shoulder
He cleared a space, heaving boxes out of the way.
2 [T usually + adverb or preposition] INFORMAL to throw something forcefully, especially something large and heavy:
She picked up a great book and heaved it at him.
3 [I] If something heaves, it makes one or more large movements up and down:
As the wind increased, the deck of the ship began to heave beneath his feet.
when you throw, push or pull something with a lot of effort:
They gave a great heave and rolled the boulder out of the way.
He stood on the heaving deck.
Definition of heave
verb (past and past participle heaved or chiefly Nautical hove /həʊv/)
- 3 (heaves)another term for COPD in horses.
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