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тёмная лошадка

dark horse

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тёмная лошадка

dark horse

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- Будем все же надеяться, что до этого не дойдет, - сказал худой человечек, - хотя этот эльф и его товарищ - темные лошадки.
"Let us hope it will not come to that," the thin man went on. "But they are a hard pair to read, this drow and his human companion."
Сальваторе, Роберт / Заклятие короля-колдунаSalvatore, Robert / Promise of the Witch King
Promise of the Witch King
Salvatore, Robert
© 2005 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Заклятие короля-колдуна
Сальваторе, Роберт
© 2005 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© ИЦ "Максима", 2007
© Е. Фурсикова, перевод, 2007
«Сургут», безусловно, является «темной лошадкой» российского нефтяного сектора ввиду непрозрачности его корпоративной структуры.
Surgut is indeed the dark horse of the Russian oil sector due to a lack of corporate transparency.
© 2009-2010
© 2009-2010
«Тёмными лошадками» являются впервые принимающие участие в соревнованиях такого ранга команды из Норвегии, Греции и Израиля.
The «dark horses» are the clubs from Norway, Greece and Israel, who will participate in such high level tournaments for the first time.
© 2009-2011, Forum "Russia – Country of Sports"
© 2009-2011, Форум "Россия - спортивная держава"

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