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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-10-31

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1. The US death toll1 in Iraq has exceeded 100 for the month of October. So far, it's the 4th deadliest month for American forces since the war began in March of 2003.

2. KFC has announced plans to phase out trans fats from its fast food menu. While fried chicken is among the items getting a makeover, the company is still searching for a way to take the artery-clog2ging fat out of its biscuits.

3. One gallery is taking the phrase “high art” quite literally3. An installation in San Francisco features a 2-foot-high marijuana plant. According to the artist, it's intended to spark debate about the drug's illegal and medicinal use.

4. And caught on tape. A sword-wield4ing man is overpowered by police in Hamburg, Germany. He was reportedly stopped by several officers after attempting to exit a train station without a ticket

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. phase out : PHR-V
If something is phased out, people gradually stop using it..

2. makeover : N-COUNT
If an organization or system is given a makeover, important changes are made in order to improve it.

3. clog : VB
When something clogs5 a hole or place, it blocks it so that nothing can pass through..

4. wield : VB
If you wield a weapon, tool, or piece of equipment, you carry and use it.

5. overpower : VB
If you overpower someone, you manage to take hold of and keep hold of them, although they struggle a lot.


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1 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
2 clog 6qzz8     
vt.塞满,阻塞;n.[常pl.]木屐
参考例句:
  • In cotton and wool processing,short length fibers may clog sewers.在棉毛生产中,短纤维可能堵塞下水管道。
  • These streets often clog during the rush hour.这几条大街在交通高峰时间常常发生交通堵塞。
3 literally 28Wzv     
adv.照字面意义,逐字地;确实
参考例句:
  • He translated the passage literally.他逐字逐句地翻译这段文字。
  • Sometimes she would not sit down till she was literally faint.有时候,她不走到真正要昏厥了,决不肯坐下来。
4 wield efhyv     
vt.行使,运用,支配;挥,使用(武器等)
参考例句:
  • They wield enormous political power.他们行使巨大的政治权力。
  • People may wield the power in a democracy.在民主国家里,人民可以行使权力。
5 clogs 3cdbdaf38822ad20011f2482625f97fb     
木屐; 木底鞋,木屐( clog的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Clogs are part of the Netherlands national costume. 木屐是荷兰民族服装的一部分。
  • Clogs are part of the Dutch traditional costume. 木屐是荷兰传统装束的一部分。
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