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    incinerator chute/garbage disposal/waste disposal/unmade bed/engrossed bill

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    She pulled open the incinerator chute and dropped the box into it.

    incinerator = an apparatus in which solid, semisolid, or gaseous combustible wastes are ignited and burned; a furnace for burning rubbish

    chute = an inclined trough, passage, or channel through or down which things may pass

    In houses rubbish is usually thrown into a garbage disposal (am.) or waste disposal (British usage).

    garbage disposal = a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage; a device installed under a kitchen sink to grind and liquefy food waste so that it can go down the drain

    Jack apologized for the unmade bed.

    unmade = (of a bed) not having the sheets and blankets set in order

    She helped with the washing-up.

    She went to the sink in the kitchen and started washing up.

    washing-up = the washing of dishes, etc. after the meal

    She made breakfast and, when Guy had gone, did the sink full of dishes and put the kitchen to rights.

    did the sink full of dishes = washed the sink full of dishes
    put the kitchen to rights = tidied up the kitchen

    Most legislative proposals before Congress are in the form of bills.

    bill = a statute in draft before it becomes law

    A bill passed in one House is called an “engrossed bill”, and the final authoritative copy of a bill passed by both Houses and signed bt their presiding officers is called “enrolled bill”.

    an engrossed bill is the official copy of a bill or joint resolution passed by the Senate and certified by the Secretary of the Senate
    an enrolled bill is the final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form

    By custom, the Presiding Officer gives the floor leaders priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the Senate.

    The Presiding Officer is the person who presides over the United States Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents

    Floor Leaders are leaders of their political parties in each of the houses of the legislature.
    Floor = the part of a legislative chamber or meeting hall where members are seated and from which they speak.

    Some committee such as Senate Judiciary, have an occasion not held meetings for months – as when Senator E., the chairman, saw a civil rights bill in the offing.

    in the offing = in the near or immediate future

    Otherwise there might not be enough members on hand for the leaders to raise a quorum or mobilize votes for a party’s position.

    on hand = present
    raise a quorum = make a quorum

    A tabling motion can, in effect, kill a measure without its substance ever coming to a vote.
    tabling motion = a preliminary question which put an amendment or a bill aside

    An unrelatedrider” can be used to weaken or bury a bill.

    unrelated rider = an amendment having nothing to do with a bill’s main purpose

    Riders become law if the bills to which they are attached are passed.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: incinerator chute/garbage disposal/waste disposal/unmade bed/engrossed bill

    Hi!
    I'm not a teacher.

    "did the sink full of dishes = washed the sink full of dishes"

    She rather did all the dirty dishes which were in the sink.

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    Exclamation Re: incinerator chute/garbage disposal/waste disposal/unmade bed/engrossed bill

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    She pulled open the incinerator chute and dropped the box into it.

    incinerator = an apparatus in which solid, semisolid, or gaseous combustible wastes are ignited and burned; a furnace for burning rubbish

    chute = an inclined trough, passage, or channel through or down which things may pass

    In houses rubbish is usually thrown into a garbage disposal (am.) or waste disposal (British usage).

    garbage disposal = a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage; a device installed under a kitchen sink to grind and liquefy food waste so that it can go down the drain

    Jack apologized for the unmade bed.

    unmade = (of a bed) not having the sheets and blankets set in order

    She helped with the washing-up.

    She went to the sink in the kitchen and started washing up.

    washing-up = the washing of dishes, etc. after the meal

    She made breakfast and, when Guy had gone, did the sink full of dishes and put the kitchen to rights.

    did the sink full of dishes = washed the sink full of dishes
    put the kitchen to rights = tidied up the kitchen

    Most legislative proposals before Congress are in the form of bills.

    bill = a statute in draft before it becomes law

    A bill passed in one House is called an “engrossed bill”, and the final authoritative copy of a bill passed by both Houses and signed bt their presiding officers is called “enrolled bill”.

    an engrossed bill is the official copy of a bill or joint resolution passed by the Senate and certified by the Secretary of the Senate
    an enrolled bill is the final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form

    By custom, the Presiding Officer gives the floor leaders priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the Senate.

    The Presiding Officer is the person who presides over the United States Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents

    Floor Leaders are leaders of their political parties in each of the houses of the legislature.
    Floor = the part of a legislative chamber or meeting hall where members are seated and from which they speak.

    Some committee such as Senate Judiciary, have an occasion not held meetings for months – as when Senator E., the chairman, saw a civil rights bill in the offing.

    in the offing = in the near or immediate future

    Otherwise there might not be enough members on hand for the leaders to raise a quorum or mobilize votes for a party’s position.

    on hand = present
    raise a quorum = make a quorum

    A tabling motion can, in effect, kill a measure without its substance ever coming to a vote.
    tabling motion = a preliminary question which put an amendment or a bill aside=A Senator may move to table any pending question. The motion is not debatable, and agreement to the motion is equivalent to defeating the question tabled. The motion is used to dispose quickly of questions the Senate does not wish to consider further.
    Note the highlighted and underlined expression, this use of the verb "to table" is specific to American English(to reject/defeat/kill), and is at variance with the rest of the English-speaking world, where "to table" is to begin consideration of a motion or issue. In Indian parliament any member can table a motion or lay on the table and if this is accepted by the speaker(equivalant to the presiding officer of American senate) then debate on the motion begins.


    An unrelatedrider” can be used to weaken or bury a bill.

    unrelated rider = an amendment having nothing to do with a bill’s main purpose

    Riders become law if the bills to which they are attached are passed.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Skp

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