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Post time 2004-9-25 12:02:34 |Display all floors
1.One of 11 men still detained without trial under anti-terrorism measures has made a dramatic and unprecedented appeal to the Iraqi kidnappers of Ken Bigley !
2.another senten is:"Militant pro-hunt groups are targeting Labour MPs and government ministers in a growing campaign of abuse, threats and intimidation"
here the words :"Militant pro-hunt groups "means what?

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Post time 2004-9-25 15:01:02 |Display all floors

Some explanation for number 2

"Militant pro-hunt " groups or people, are people in England who wish to allow the continued hunting of foxes. Also known as fox hunting. Basically, these people are combative in nature for their support of the sport that recently is being banned. They will do things like disrupt political meetings or stop traffic, in ways that some might consider to be dangerous or to create havoc. Often, any group (whatever they are supporting) will be called militant, if they are violent in some way. In this case, the growing campaign of  "abuse, threats, and intimidation" are probably reaching the stage of promising to commit  violent acts.
As a side note, the word "pro" is often used with another descriptive word, to mean that they are for it.  It is the opposite meaning of "con". for example, a sentence often used is "What are the pros and cons of doing this?" which is the same as saying "What are the good things and bad things of doing this?"  The people that are for something, are known a s being pro. The people who are against the same something, are know as being con. No one really ever uses the term con this way, mostly it is the word pro that is used. Being con, is assummed. Often, the word "anti" is used instead of con. So in the case of your question, the people who are against hunting foxes, would be said to be "anti-hunt" .

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