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揭開馴鹿的神祕面紗 Reindeer— The Reality behind the Myths

Reindeer— The Reality behind the Myths
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揭開馴鹿的神祕面紗 Reindeer— The Reality behind  the Myths
對小孩和大人來說,馴鹿能激發想像力不僅僅是因為牠們有著可以長到 1.5 公尺長的巨大鹿角
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        For kids and adults alike, reindeer stir the imagination, not only with their huge antlers , which can grow up to 1.5 meters in length, but also because of their close connection with Christmas and Santa Claus. Kids who discover the truth about the jolly old fellow from the North Pole may be forgiven for assuming that reindeer, too, are the stuff of legend and myths. While these animals’ flying version that carries Santa’s sleigh may be fictional , their down-to-earth counterparts are very real.

        Reindeer, which are native to the Arctic region, are known for their ability to survive in harsh winter conditions, with a coat of thick fur keeping them warm and hooves adapted for walking on snow and ice. Interestingly, another of the animal’s adaptations lends credibility to the most famous reindeer of all—Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Some species of reindeer have 25 percent more capillaries carrying red, oxygen-rich blood in their noses than humans. This increases the level of blood flow and also gives their noses a red tinge .

 

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Words in Use
reindeer
[ˋren͵dir]
n. 馴鹿(單複數同形)
antler
[ˋæntlɚ]
n. 鹿角
jolly
[ˋdʒɑlɪ]
a. . 快樂的
adv. 很,非常
vt. (說好聽的話)哄(某人)
n. 尋歡作樂(可數)
sleigh
[sle]
n. (由馬、馴鹿等拉的)大型敞篷雪橇
down-to-earth
[͵daʊntəˋɝθ]
a. 腳踏實地的(本文指實際站在地面上)
hoof
[huf]
n. 蹄(單數形)
hooves
[ˋhuvz]
n. 蹄(複數形)
capillary
[ˋkæp!͵ɛrɪ]
n. 微血管,毛細管
tinge
[tɪndʒ]
n. 淡淡的色調
wintry
[ˋwɪntrɪ]
a. 冬天的,寒冷的
mirrored
[ˋmɪrɚɪd]
a. 鏡像的;反射的
retina
[ˋrɛtɪnə]
n. 視網膜 (複數為 retinas 或 retinae)
stir
[stɝ]
vt. & n. 攪拌;騷動
fictional
[ˋfɪkʃən!]
a. 虛構的
counterpart
[ˋkaʊntɚ͵pɑrt]
n. 相對應的人 / 事 / 物
adapt
[əˋdæpt]
.vt. & vi. (使)適應(與介詞 to 並用)、改編
credibility
[͵krɛdəˋbɪlətɪ]
n. 可信度(不可數)
possess
[pəˋzɛs]
.vt. 擁有,持有;(鬼魂)附身於(用於下列片語中)
transformation
[͵trænsfɚˋmeʃən]
n. 變形,轉型
inhabit
[ɪnˋhæbɪt]
n. . 居住於;棲息於
tuck
[tʌk]
vt. 塞,紮
heighten
[ˋhaɪtn]
vt. . 提高
nonetheless
[͵nʌnðəˋlɛs]
adv. 然而
Practical Phrases
... in length
 長為……

This river is two kilometers in length.
這條河 2 公里。

be native to + 地方
 原產於某地
= be unique to
= be indigenous to + 地方

Kiwi birds are native to New Zealand.
鷸鴕是紐西蘭的原產

be akin to
 與⋯⋯相似

Luke's views on art are akin to mine.
路克對藝術的看法相似

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