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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-10-12

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[1] President Bush says the US is working toward a strong UN resolution on North Korea. This comes as the United Nations is weighing sanctions against North Korea for its reported nuclear test. The US, Britain and France are seeking a resolution that makes sanctions mandatory1 and opens the possibility of military enforcement.

[2] Iraqi insurgents2 are taking responsibility for a series of explosions at a US base in southern Baghdad. A mortar3 round detonated an ammo dump of tank and artillery4 shells that shook buildings miles away.

[3] Authorities in Burlington, Vermont are continuing their search for a missing college student. Police think 21-year-old Michelle Garner-Quinn disappeared under suspicious circumstances on her way to meet friends at a bar near the University of Vermont campus.

[4] Thai authorities seized a truckload of Siamese crocodiles and croc skins being smuggled5 into the country from Cambodia. Crocodile skin is in high demand on the black market. And trafficking of the endangered animal is common in the region.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. mortar: n. Short-range artillery piece with a short barrel and low muzzle6 velocity7 that fires an explosive projectile8 in a high-arched trajectory9.【军】迫击炮

2. detonate: v. explode or cause to explode

3 ammo dump: (=ammunition10 dump ) a military storage facility for live ammunition and explosives

4.truckload: n. full cargo11 of a truck; minimum weight required to ship at truckload rates

5. croc:n. (Informal) crocodile


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1 mandatory BjTyz     
adj.命令的;强制的;义务的;n.受托者
参考例句:
  • It's mandatory to pay taxes.缴税是义务性的。
  • There is no mandatory paid annual leave in the U.S.美国没有强制带薪年假。
2 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
3 mortar 9EsxR     
n.灰浆,灰泥;迫击炮;v.把…用灰浆涂接合
参考例句:
  • The mason flushed the joint with mortar.泥工用灰浆把接缝处嵌平。
  • The sound of mortar fire seemed to be closing in.迫击炮的吼声似乎正在逼近。
4 artillery 5vmzA     
n.(军)火炮,大炮;炮兵(部队)
参考例句:
  • This is a heavy artillery piece.这是一门重炮。
  • The artillery has more firepower than the infantry.炮兵火力比步兵大。
5 smuggled 3cb7c6ce5d6ead3b1e56eeccdabf595b     
水货
参考例句:
  • The customs officer confiscated the smuggled goods. 海关官员没收了走私品。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Those smuggled goods have been detained by the port office. 那些走私货物被港务局扣押了。 来自互联网
6 muzzle i11yN     
n.鼻口部;口套;枪(炮)口;vt.使缄默
参考例句:
  • He placed the muzzle of the pistol between his teeth.他把手枪的枪口放在牙齿中间。
  • The President wanted to muzzle the press.总统企图遏制新闻自由。
7 velocity rLYzx     
n.速度,速率
参考例句:
  • Einstein's theory links energy with mass and velocity of light.爱因斯坦的理论把能量同质量和光速联系起来。
  • The velocity of light is about 300000 kilometres per second.光速约为每秒300000公里。
8 projectile XRlxv     
n.投射物,发射体;adj.向前开进的;推进的;抛掷的
参考例句:
  • The vertical and horizontal motions of a projectile can be treated independently.抛射体的竖直方向和水平方向的运动能够分开来处理。
  • Have you altered the plans of the projectile as the telegram suggests?你已经按照电报的要求修改炮弹图样了吗?
9 trajectory fJ1z1     
n.弹道,轨道
参考例句:
  • It is not difficult to sketch the subsequent trajectory.很容易描绘出它们最终的轨迹。
  • The path followed by a projectile is called its trajectory.抛物体所循的路径称为它的轨道。
10 ammunition GwVzz     
n.军火,弹药
参考例句:
  • A few of the jeeps had run out of ammunition.几辆吉普车上的弹药已经用光了。
  • They have expended all their ammunition.他们把弹药用光。
11 cargo 6TcyG     
n.(一只船或一架飞机运载的)货物
参考例句:
  • The ship has a cargo of about 200 ton.这条船大约有200吨的货物。
  • A lot of people discharged the cargo from a ship.许多人从船上卸下货物。
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