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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  22/NOV/2010 10:58 PM
Assunto:  lightning rod
 
Mensagem:  Literally, a "lightning rod" (or "lightning conductor") is a metal rod on top of a building that is connected to the ground through a wire. A lightning rod is designed to protect the building from lightnings. The Portuguese translation is "para-raios".

In some contexts, the expression "lightning rod" may be used to describe a person who attracts a lot of criticism, making other people less criticized. In other words, this person attracts the attention of all the critics, just like a lightning rod attracts lightnings.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
lightning rod  –  Fox Fox  22/NOV/2010, 10:41 PM
 lightning rod  –  Tiago T.  22/NOV/2010, 10:58 PM
lightning rod  –  Teacher  23/NOV/2010, 4:43 AM
lightning rod  –  Fox Fox  23/NOV/2010, 3:19 PM
to Fox Fox lightning rod  –  Teacher  23/NOV/2010, 8:27 PM
to Fox Fox lightning rod  –  Fox Fox  23/NOV/2010, 8:52 PM
to Fox Fox lightning rod  –  Teacher  23/NOV/2010, 9:55 PM
to Fox Fox lightning rod  –  Fox Fox  23/NOV/2010, 11:15 PM
to Fox Fox lightning rod  –  PPAULO  23/NOV/2010, 11:24 PM
to Fox Fox lightning rod  –  PPAULO  23/NOV/2010, 11:33 PM
to Fox Fox lightning rod  –  Fox Fox  23/NOV/2010, 11:54 PM

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