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Flipper with a gun

The Guardian is reporting that during the chaos surrounding Hurricane Katrina, there may have been an escape of armed dolphins, carrying poison dart guns, who had been trained to kill terrorists.

Armed dolphins.

Armed. Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot. Dolphins.

As well as the rumored release of insane mongrel cultists, originally captured in the Louisiana bayous, who, in rites too foul to describe, worship the horrid statue of a creature with a mass of tentacles for a face, and reports of humanoid beings who have broken out of a military biological research unit, who have blue skin, bald craniums three times normal size and crawling with veins, who communicate with telepathy and are able to shoot lightning bolts from their eyes. And some Grays. And more than a few Elvis impersonators.

via Emerald City. The dolphins, that is.


meaning: seize, adhere to

拘置所 == kouchisho == (noun) prison, detention house
拘留 == koryuu ==  (noun) detention, hold a person in custody

Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'hand'. Right radical is 'phrase' (句), which acts phonetically to express 'stop'. Thus, 'to stop with hands', which has led to meanings such as 'seize' and 'cling', including figurative uses. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Seize onto a handy phrase.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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