carrying a warning
He had read many books by "writers from Russia, Poland, and the Balkan States..." and absorbed the monitory and insurgent content of these works.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/05/2013 09:13:00
a raised path or ledge, sometimes used as a defensive barrier on a battlefield
Cameron climbed the berm, pulled himself into the bunker, and picked up an enormous gun.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/05/2013 08:48:00
an event that should never occur in a healthcare setting, for example leaving a foreign object in a patient after surgery, or giving a patient the wrong drug resulting in death or serious disability
An inspection is under way at Derriford Hospital following seven reported "never events" in the last financial year.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/05/2013 13:30:00
the activity of taking a photograph of people doing fight moves in the air, and later posting the photograph online
... as an Internet meme, hadouken has taken on many different forms. Some people smash the ground to create a shock wave, others spread out their arms to send their energy in two different directions.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/05/2013 12:15:00
abbreviation for 'United Nations Children's Fund'. UNICEF works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection
Donate to help UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of children.
Submitted by: Lag from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 08/05/2013 20:07:00
abbreviation for 'World Food Programme', a humanitarian agency which offers food aid around the world. WFP is a part of the United Nations and is voluntarily funded.
WFP is funded entirely by voluntary donations.
Submitted by: Lag from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 08/05/2013 20:05:00
money that is given to teams who are relegated from the Premier League in English Football, to compensate them for expected loss of earnings from television rights etc
The Premier League has agreed new parachute payment arrangements, although it is yet to confirm the exact figure.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/05/2013 16:00:00
a way of testing new features in a piece of software that re-checks everything that was working before, to make sure that the changes work and have not had a bad effect on the earlier version of the software
Regression testing is a crucial step in the software development process, which ensures the quality of software systems by detecting whether new faults have been introduced into previously tested code.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/05/2013 11:33:00
able to work on a number of different computing platforms
EPUB Publications are expected to be able to be long-lived and interoperable across multiple, indirect distribution channels, and reliably manipulated by intermediate workflows.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/05/2013 11:28:00
the ability of some software to be hacked
... we “value real-world web compatibility, standards compliance, stability, performance, security, portability, usability, and relative ease of understanding and modifying the code (hackability).”
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/05/2013 11:14:00
accommodation which is built next to a house and which is suitable for an elderly parent to live in
For older Australians looking to downsize but stay near family, those averse to or not ready for retirement living, the granny flat means, as it always has, independence and security.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/05/2013 08:42:00
an article which mostly consists of a list, with some commentary around it
I wonder if the moment when Don’t Panic put up a spoof listicle entitled The 9 or so Types of Hipster You See in London, which takes the piss out of a Buzzfeed UK listicle entitled The 22 Types of Hipster You Encounter in London, is a moment when all of us should look in the mirror and ask whether this internet thing is working out quite as well as we’d hoped.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/05/2013 12:26:00
loss of hair in men, on the top of and along the sides of the head
Male pattern baldness, where hair is lost from the temples and the crown, is the most common form of hair loss and is caused by an increase in a chemical called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which makes hair follicles produce thinner and thinner hairs until the follicles die off.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/05/2013 08:35:00
a type of sled which is used for transport or sport. It is pulled by a person or an animal (e.g. dog, reindeer)
I'm planning on being out there for 100 days, so I'm having to take equipment weighing 120kg (19 stone) in a sled called a pulk, and I'll be dragging that the entire distance.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/05/2013 17:51:00
a long garment, usually with buttons down the front, worn by Roman Catholic priests
He stumbled as his left foot caught on the overly long hem of his soutane.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/05/2013 12:10:00
in former times in Eastern Europe, a shtetl was a small town or village where Jews lived together
Soutine was born in 1893 in Smilovichy, a shtetl then in Russia but now in Lithuania.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/05/2013 12:01:00
an old word meaning the leader of a group. In Greek drama, the leader of the chorus
Of this band of dupes and impostors, Paul was the great Coryphaeus, and first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/05/2013 11:47:00
a state of confusion
He didn't know whether he should invite her to his party or snub her, hence he was drowned in discombobulation.
Submitted by: oussama bellaleh from Tunisia on 01/05/2013 10:02:00
a plastic cup with a lid and a spout that is used by very young children
When your baby can handle a cup but can't keep the drink from spilling, a sippy cup can give him some independence while keeping cleanup to a minimum.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/05/2013 09:11:00
Submitted by: Marta from United States on 30/04/2013 23:08:00