Cambridge Advanced Learner s Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner s Dictionary

bury / have your head in the sand to refuse to think about unpleasant facts ,
although they will have an influence on your situation : You ' ve got to face facts
here - you can ' t just ... full / good / thick , etc . head of hair a lot of hair : Even as a
tiny baby , she had a thick head of hair . ... have your head in the clouds to not
know the facts of a situation • have your head screwed on the right way )
INFORMAL to be ...


Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 3125179882


Page: 1799

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To Heaven By Water

To Heaven By Water

And by the way, “head up your arse” is not the same thing as “head in the clouds
.' Nick ignores ... Most people seem to think “picaresque” means “picturesque” in
French, but it has a very specific meaning relating to literature. But if you don't ...

Author: Justin Cartwright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408806241

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 675

Now that his wife is dead, retired television news anchor, David Cross, believes that he is more himself than he has been for forty years. When Nancy was alive, he had secrets that he kept from her. Now he has a secret that he must keep from his children, Ed and Lucy, namely that he is in some ways happier now than he was when their mother was alive. To Heaven by Water is a touching and hilarious portrait of the Cross family, trying in their own fashion to come to terms with their loss. David knows that his children are perplexed by his increasingly compulsive behaviour while Ed's marriage to the lovely Rosalie, a former ballet dancer, is suffering strain, and Lucy is being stalked by her ex-boyfriend. Both children worry that their father will soon find a new partner. Over all three of them hangs the memory of Nancy. The book opens as David is taking time out with his brother in the Kalahari Desert, re-living his tumultuous and uplifting memories of Rome where he worked on a film with Richard Burton. Back home in London, Ed is trying to balance his affair with a young woman in his office with his real love for his wife, who is unable to conceive the child she longs for. And Lucy, who has just been voted No. 6 in the Evening News section devoted to beautiful and brainy women, is a young woman in pursuit of her real self. To Heaven by Water is a wonderful story of friendship, forgiveness and of love that comes from unexpected directions; it is an exploration of what we might hope for from this life and. in particular. the possibility of transcendence. Into the beautifully observed and subtly composed texture of this tale of middle-class London life, Justin Cartwright weaves sudden shocks that tear it apart, moments of sex and revenge that appear from a cloudless sky to take the reader's breath away.
Categories: Fiction

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church

Okay, boys from servant and peasant families do not usually learn either, but well
-born boys like your brothers and their friends do. ... Mom is always telling you
that you have your head in the clouds, that you should pay attention to the things
that really matter to a ... A lot of this was made possible by the new learning of the
time; okay, maybe it was not so new, because a good bit of it was more than a ...

Author: Cynthia Stewart

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 9780884899679

Category: Religion

Page: 337

View: 404

The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular History is an engaging and informative survey of the major people, periods and events in Church history. Designed with the introductory student in mind, the text is both accessible and thorough. An engaging vignette opens each chapter, drawing the reader in by encouraging a personal connection to the people of the time. A chapter overview then signals the material to follow. Throughout the text, sidebars highlight key persons and events, excerpts from primary sources enrich the reading, connections with the Church today add relevance, and end-of-chapter questions prompt reflection and review. Altogether, The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular History provides a solid foundation in major theological themes and prepares students for further study.
Categories: Religion

My Summer of Pink Green

My Summer of Pink   Green

His parents travel a lot for work, so there was really no point in him going back to
Pittsburgh.” Grandma ... all these hopeful thoughts and start to think that maybe it
will be like that again someday. But I hate to ... They're saying: And I remember
when you had no money and lived here and had your head in the clouds. “Jane ...

Author: Lisa Greenwald

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613123768

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 775

At the end of My Life in Pink & Green, Lucy Desberg had just won the grant that would save her family’s pharmacy—and turn it into a modern eco-spa. Now it’s summer, and the work has begun in earnest. Lucy figures that with the spa opening and her sister, Claudia, home, she’ll have a great summer. But her sister brings a new boyfriend, and their investor brings his extremely irritating daughter, Bevin. Plus there’s a new spa coordinator in charge of the plans, and so Lucy finds herself at loose ends. What’s a girl to do? A makeover, of course. But this time Lucy’s makeover skills might not smooth over the cracks in her happy family . . . Praise for My Summer of Pink & Green "Through Lucy’s perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit, Greenwald reminds readers that dreams are worth pursuing." —Kirkus Reviews "Lucy charms readers once again with her positive attitude and dedication to beauty, make-up, and environmental well-being." —School Library Journal "My Summer of Pink and Green is a relaxing, quick-paced read… Young girls will enjoy this story filled with a strong protagonist, likeable characters, and themes of friendship." —VOYA Magazine Award: Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Till Cheating Do Us Part

Till Cheating Do Us Part

Many people are of frail mind and will snap and do atrocious things they would
not normally do. Lorena Bobbitt was a wounded woman that lost her mind out of
anger and she cut off her cheating husband's penis with a sharp knife. This type
of action ... A lot of the cheating partners have been known to sometimes commit
many crimes to ... If you consider the possibility ahead of time, if and when it
happens, it will not be as painful as when you have your head in the cloud of

Author: Chidi Asika-Enahoro

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465331649

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 149

View: 411

Till Cheating Do Us Part utilized a wealth of pragmatic information from a variety of relationships and marital unions to fabricate a manual of tested and tried tips to prevent or mend relationships and marriage pitfalls. Till Cheating Do Us Part is a must read for all couples but especially for those in serious relationships such as newly weds, those about to make life changing commitments to one another and those long married couples who are mired in marital controversies such as infidelity and or other challenging scandals. Till Cheating Do Us Part is a relationship guide book that succinctly delves into the human psyche to uncover and realistically present well arranged basic concepts of what is needed to build and maintain a fun loving and stress free relationship.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Where Am I Eating

Where Am I Eating

She gives me the freedom to do what I love to do, share it with the world, and still
have normal. Annie keeps my feet on the ground, and I like to think I keep her
head in the clouds. Annie, thank ... So I kind of traveled a lot for this book. Thanks
to ...

Author: Kelsey Timmerman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118966525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 832

A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America's food Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global food producers and the American consumer, providing an insightful look at how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around the world. Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workers that nurture, harvest, and hunt our food, as he works alongside them—loading lobster diving boats in Nicaragua, harvesting bananas in Costa Rica, lugging cocoa beans in Ivory Coast with a modern-day slave, picking coffee beans in Colombia and hauling tomatoes in Indiana. This new edition includes a study guide, a deeper explanation of the "glocal" concept, and advice for students looking to become engaged as both local and global citizens. Arguing neither for nor against globalization, this book simply explores the lives of those who feed us. Imports account for eighty-six percent of America's seafood, fifty percent of its fresh fruit, and eighteen percent of its fresh vegetables. Where Am I Eating? examines the effects of this reliance on those who supply the global food economy. Learn more about the global producers that feed our nation, and learn from their worldviews intensely connected to people and planet Discover how food preferences and trends affect the lives of farmers and fishermen Catch a boots-on-the-ground glimpse of the daily lives of food producers on four continents Meet a modern-day slave and explore the blurred line between exploitation and opportunity Observe how the poorest producers fare in the global food economy This book takes a human-centered approach to food, investigating the lives of the people at the other end of the global food economy, observing the hope and opportunity—or lack thereof—that results from our reliance on imports. Where Am I Eating? is a touching, insightful, informative look at the origins of our food.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life

“This book might be confusing to some,” is the first sentence Jaycee Dugard
writes in her Author's Note. ... “When I was first found I was adamant that there
would be no book, no one would ever know what happened. ... Why do you think
she decided to write the book herself without the assistance of another writer? ...
abducted, Jaycee writes, “It was easy for me in those early days to escape into
my dreamworld because I had always been a dreamer and had my head in the
clouds a lot.

Author: Jaycee Dugard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857207142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 697

A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Longman Idioms Dictionary

Longman Idioms Dictionary

Author: Karen Stern

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0582305780

Category: English language

Page: 398

View: 164

Tearing your hair out over idioms? Feel like you're always in the dark? Don't worry - you can't go wrong with theLongman Idioms Dictionary.
Categories: English language

Maybe It s You

Maybe It s You

“He was tall. At least to a six year old.” “Granted.” “He would take me for ice
cream. Take us to the zoo. Stuff like that.” “Was he a good dad? ... was very unfair
to her.” Lorianne studied her grandmother, thinking how her mother always
seemed to live with her head in the clouds. ... “Sometimes I think my mother must
not have even loved me.” She hated how ... “What? I added lots of cream and
sugar. I figured.

Author: Kathy L Wheeler

Publisher: Kathy L Wheeler

ISBN: 9780989279642

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 658

How can a girl who’s been rejected by Once Upon A Time ever believe that happily-ever-after even exists? Co-bookstore owner Lorianne Gentry is plagued by deep-seeded insecurities. Abandonment issues surface when she finds herself falling in love—totally pissing her off. Ashton Turner III is nobody’s Knight-In-Shining-Armor. He’d jumped off that horse a long time ago­—the sex, however, was damn good. And when Lorianne’s grandmother delivers Ash life-altering news, his past explodes into the present.
Categories: Fiction

The Year of Eating Dangerously

The Year of Eating Dangerously

'My friend had a whole load of anchovies to bring and sell, but someone else
found out and offered to buy the lot from him ... No pafiencef I don't think that she
remembered even being there. ... Etna has her head in the cloud, snow down to.

Author: Tom Parker Bowles

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466852136

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 417

Fugu. Dog. Cobra. Bees. Spleen. A 600,000 SCU chili pepper. All considered foods by millions of people around the world. And all objects of great fascination to Tom Parker Bowles, a food journalist who grew up eating his mother's considerably safer roast chicken, shepherd's pie and mushy peas. Intrigued by the food phobias of two friends, Parker Bowles became inspired to examine the cultural divides that make some foods verboten or "dangerous" in the culture he grew up with while being seen as lip-smacking delicacies in others. So began a year-long odyssey through Asia, Europe and America in search of the world's most thrilling, terrifying and odd foods. Parker Bowles is always witty and sometimes downright hilarious in recounting his quest for envelope-pushing meals, ranging from the potentially lethal to the outright disgusting to the merely gluttonous—and he proves in this book that an open mouth and an open mind are the only passports a man needs to truly discover the world.
Categories: Cooking

Sarah s Promise Country Road Chronicles Book 3

Sarah s Promise  Country Road Chronicles Book  3

My brothers all seemed to think I just blanked out sometimes, or had my head in
the clouds like Pa used to say. “You all right? ... Thelma was serving roast beef,
and she was mighty proud of the way it came out with her new oven. She was ...

Author: Leisha Kelly

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585586129

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 366

Frank Hammond makes a wintry journey of over two hundred miles to help his brother and look into a job offer he hopes will be the new beginning he is searching for. But all Sarah wants is to make a home as close as possible to the farms where they were raised. Why would Frank even consider moving so far away? As Frank strives to make a new start in a fresh location, he comes face-to-face with his own handicaps and a new-found call of God. At the same time, Sarah struggles for the faith to fulfill her own promise to trust God, and Frank, no matter what the circumstances. With their wedding date approaching, Sarah must come to terms with her doubts and misgivings while Frank finds that a gesture of kindness to strangers has opened a surprising door of renewed hope. Leisha Kelly fans will thrill to see the unfolding love story of Frank and Sarah, a fitting conclusion to the Wortham and Hammond saga.
Categories: Fiction

There is Room at the Inn

There is Room at the Inn

Lest you think Penny had her head in the clouds in the design phase, rest
assured she put some serious thought into access issues before she opened her
doors. “I've done a lot of work with disabled students, as. The Christmas House
B&B is ...

Author: Candy B Harrington

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1934559466

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 858

Many wheelers and slow walkers interested in travel assume that inns and bed and breakfasts will be inconvenient, inaccessible, or unaccommodating. Candy Harrington debunks this myth in There is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She shows that inns and B&B's can actually be more accessible than many hotels, and than inn staff and management are often personally invested in accommodating their guests. Through a combination of personal experience, on-site visits, and interviews with innkeepers and other travelers, Harrington has discovered the most friendly and accessible properties, and brings her expert recommendations to the reader. Harrington's list includes not just the most accessible inns, but those in which the staff and management are the most wheelchair-positive. She includes a variety of locations from every area of the country, and also based her selection on wheelchair accessible activities and attractions in the surrounding area. With her personal, engaging style, and clear writing, Candy Harrington reminds the reader that everyone is entitled to travel, and that, with a little advice and planning, it can be fulfilling and rewarding for everyone.
Categories: Travel

Flight From Deathrow

Flight From Deathrow

She must try not to think about the OK!, it was distracting her and she was just not
getting any work done. Well . . . just a peek wouldn't hurt. ... OK! and flopped it
open on her lap. Head in the clouds now, suddenly she was gone, hooked, lost.

Author: Harry Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748108879

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 791

What happens when you are sharing a flat with Prince Edward and twenty pygmies? When an artificial-foot freedom fighter throws a British-made foot at the Chairman of the Communist Party of China and is then bundled off to a Mobile Prison made by the Ford Motor Company? Just what is Jonathan Aitken's Divas of Rock Show? Will Dong Xiao Ping make it to Tower Records to buy the latest Status Quo album? What of The Lady Di Chinese Restaurant in Walthamstow which specialises in radishes carved in the shape of British Prime Ministers? Will Andrew Lloyd Webber complete his new musical 'Dog Breeder'? Will Willie Whitelaw marry his parrot? Will our hero make that engagement at the Gonk factory in Leeds? As a stand-up comedian, Harry Hill is the equal of Eddie Izzard, Rich Hall and Frank Skinner. Performing bareback for the first time, the self-styled debonaire dachshund now makes his fiction debut.
Categories: Fiction



Lot's wife was told not to look back. she didn't believe it, and look what happened
to her? i often wondered why she was turned ... But when i think about it, salt is
used to preserve things. so perhaps she was preserved in a perpetual state
oflooking back! ... We say about these people that they have their heads in the

Author: Edward L. Boye

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877804

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 683

Musings is a collection of short, easy-reading essays dealing with the challenges of life. Do we take certain beliefs for granted? Are our beliefs distorted by hand-me-down thinking? How can we respond to others with love, acceptance, and compassion? Poetry and humor are interspersed throughout this book's invitation to contemplate a deeper spiritual awareness. If the Beatitudes in the Bible were rewritten today, would we find this one: "Blessed are they whose plans have been foiled, for they shall be given the opportunity to see the world anew"? Readers are suggested to pick one essay a day. Reflect on the deeper messages and chuckle with the lighter moments while you consider choices that can lighten the load of living.
Categories: Religion

Every Kind of Heaven Everyday Blessings

Every Kind of Heaven   Everyday Blessings

... but it was a start, right? She'd finally learned to stop spending her life with her
head in the clouds and now what? Brice. ... She'd been trying to think of
everything but Brice all day, and what was she doing? Looking out the window to
see if ...

Author: Jillian Hart

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460383421

Category: Fiction


View: 439

Two fan-favorite McKaslin Clan novels in one by beloved author Jillian Hart Every Kind of Heaven Ava McKaslin has a strict to-do list for her life: making sweets and taking care of her family. Love is too unreliable for this busy bakery owner. Until she hires Brice Donovan as her contractor. Brice has adored Ava from afar. Now that she needs his help, Brice wants to show her how joyful life can be when there is love. Everyday Blessings When Aubrey McKaslin visits reclusive photographer William Corey, she finds a man who's given up on life. He claims he's happy alone in his mountain retreat, but Aubrey doesn't believe it for a minute. She sees a man who's looking for companionship. Spending time together awakens deeper feelings in them both, but could William trust in their newfound love to see a future together?
Categories: Fiction

The Worry Go Round

The Worry Go Round

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE As I walked slowly up the crunchy gravel drive, with my
package under my arm, I had a ... The sun shone brightly over head, and the sky
was the most brilliant blue shade that I could ever remember it being, and I ... it
had been a little bit of all of them, and anyway it didn't matter which it was, it only
mattered that I was feeling a whole lot better. ... thought habits that had plagued
me inside my head, and I now realised that I had to find new things to replace

Author: Melanie Cross

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781904697107


Page: 60

View: 298

DescriptionMel Cross wrote her extraordinary book because, when in the depths of depression, she couldn't find a book to explain what it was really like to be in the place where she was. Like many sufferers Mel found that there were plenty of medical books and books which seemed patronising but no books expressing what it was really like to be deeply depressed. Melanie wanted to use her experience to help other people understand the illness and even be able draw on experiences from the book to help themselves, or friends or family who are suffering. This book describes how a 'normal' person with a 'normal' life overcomes chronic depression. Mel is not ashamed of her depression and hopes her book will allow others to feel the same way. About the AuthorMelanie Cross was born in Bristol in 1971 and now lives in the lovely Painswick valley in the Cotswolds with her husband, daughter and crazy cat George. In 1995 Melanie completed a B.Ed (Hons) degree and went on to teach at a primary school in Bristol, until she became ill in 1999. As she recovered she went on to run and manage an Animal Care Centre and took further qualifications in feline behaviour and became an assessor of NVQs in Animal Care. Mel took time off from her animal care work in order to write her book, she now lives a very happy life doing the most important job in the world - being a mum!

The Newberry House Magazine

The Newberry House Magazine

He bent his head over her cloud of hair , as she sat on his knee by the stove . ...
not meet her eager questioning eyes , and stooping still more over her , till his
face was hidden in her cloud of hair , “ the lot has fallen to me . ... Ah , Alois , dear
brother , I shall think myself in Paradise when I feel thee touch me in the crowd !



ISBN: UOM:39015069284761



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Cloud Song She s Tall

Cloud Song  She s Tall

She's got stuff of her own to do, so do I.” She thought. “Olivia, why did ... When my
father started...touching me, and the things he said. Horrible things. Then, when I
met made me proud to be a woman. First time I ever ... I don't have a lot
of money, and the job I had.... I want to do ... Jane shook her head. “Sure I do.

Author: Linda Vista

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312558830

Category: Fiction


View: 381

Shamed, bullied, betrayed? Wish your parents stuck up for you, or your friends'd start a riot before they let anybody hurt you? Ever live undercover? Make do without loyalty or care, starve for basic love and respect, or walk through the world without a place? Ever risk death, just to be who you are? Meet Jane. She's not super, but she uses what she's got. She hasn't taken life or limb, but she's surprised some people. She's survived, and she hasn't needed anybody. That's about to change.
Categories: Fiction

Reading Seattle

Reading Seattle

what people think when they see a fellow with his face hanging over the
pavement, that he's some filthy scumbag scrounging for ... And why not a fine pair
of shoes since I spend a good part of my waking day, upright or horizontal,
looking at them? ... Oh, if the key wasn't returned she was going to run him over in
the parking lot or on the street when he was crossing and had his head in the
clouds, and ...

Author: Peter Donahue

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 663

Seattle, with its spectacular natural beauty and rough frontier history, has inspired writers from its earliest days. This anthology spans seven decades and includes fiction, memoirs, histories, and journalism that define the city or use it as a setting, imparting the flavor of the city through a literary prism. Reading Seattle features classics by Horace R. Cayton, Richard Hugo, Betty MacDonald, Mary McCarthy, Murray Morgan, and John Okada as well as more recent works by Sherman Alexie, Lynda Barry, David Guterson, J. A. Jance, Jonathan Raban, and others. It includes cutting-edge work by emerging talents and reintroduces works by important Seattle writers who may have been overlooked in recent years. The writers featured in this volume explore a variety of neighborhoods and districts within the city, delineating urban spaces and painting memorable portraits of characters both historical and fictional.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Bridge In The Clouds

Bridge In The Clouds

She shook her head, lost in some distant thought, then frowning, she forced her
mind to concentrate once more. 'No,' she continued, 'Phoebe and Jack have
been bad-tempered with each other . . . for a long while, I think. But it was the rats
... He even wondered whether he should stop you lot coming for half term . . . But
he ...

Author: William Corlett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448100637

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 344

View: 832

It is deep autumn and William, Mary and Alice Constant have returned to Golden House for the half-term holidays. At once they are thrown into the most crucial and desperate adventure of all. Matthew Morden is on the point of discovering for himself the art of time travel and his evil influence is permeating the whole valley. Now the future of the valley depends on the children reaching the Magician in his own time. The time has come for a final confrontation; the last great battle is about to be fought.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction