2007年12月29日 星期六

carcass, carcase

n.
  1. The dead body of an animal, especially one slaughtered for food.
  2. The body of a human.
  3. Remains from which the substance or character is gone: the carcass of a once glorious empire.
  4. A framework or basic structure: the carcass of a burned-out building.

[Middle English carcas, from Anglo-Norman carcais and Medieval Latin carcasium.]


car・cass, car・case


━━ n. (獣の)死体; 残骸(がい); 骨組み; (人の)体.


Carcass of 37000-year-old baby mammoth arrives in Japan for study
The Canadian Press -
TOKYO - The frozen carcass of a 37000-year-old baby mammoth unearthed this summer in Siberia arrived in Japan on Saturday for tests that researchers hope ...


TimesSelect A Land of Camel Milk and Honey
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
In the north of the carcass of Somalia is the breakaway would-be nation of Somaliland, and it is a remarkable success — for a country that doesn’t exist.

plum (GOOD)

plum (GOOD) PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
adjective [before noun] plummer, plummest
very good and worth having:
How did you manage to get such a plum job?

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

Google veterans leaving the nest in search of bigger jobs
International Herald Tribune - France
By Miguel Helft SAN FRANCISCO: Chris Sacca had a plum job as the Wi-Fi guru at Google. But with his stock options fully vested, he left the Internet search ...


At Universities, Plum Post at Top Is Now Shaky
By KAREN W. ARENSON
A series of ousters reflect the uneasy relationship between those running colleges and those teaching at them.



plum━━ n. 【植】セイヨウスモモ(の木) (plum tree); プラム, 干しブドウ; 暗紫色; ボンボン; 〔話〕 精粋, 逸品; 〔話〕 見返りとしての[わりのいい]仕事; ((形容詞的)) すばらしい.
plum book 〔米話〕 大統領任命の政府のポストで空席のものをリスト化した政府刊行物.
plum cake [pudding] 干しブドウ入り菓子[プディング].
plum duff 干しブドウ入りプディング.



CWB warns against extremely heavy rain across Taiwan
China Post - Taipei,Taiwan
Most areas of Taiwan can expect "extremely heavy rain" until Tuesday because of a plum rain front that has remained stationery over Taiwan, ...梅爾

Quo Vadis, Doctor Honoris Causa

介紹希臘文和拉丁語各一 :Quo Vadis, Doctor Honoris Causa

名誉学位(Doctor Honoris Causa)我們稱為名譽博士 這不能掛為投頭銜

Quo Vadis (基督教名言 意思是"你往何處去?")是一本著名小說 漢譯版本多 從1925/51/85各有改編電影

譬如說 Quo Vadis Canis? : The Future of Dogs and Mankind -- Paperback by Fleig,

Quo Vadis, Google?
Earthtimes.org - USA
The past week has seen Google foray into as yet uncharted waters. With the announcement of a personalized home page, Google has ...




波蘭 導演

ポーランド人映画監督イェジー・カヴァレロヴィチ氏が死去

  • 2007年12月29日 15:28 発信地:ワルシャワ/ポーランド

1998年3月23日、パリのソルボンヌ大学(Sorbonne University)のRene Blanchet氏から名誉学位(Doctor Honoris Causa)を授与されるイェジー・カヴァレロヴィチ(Jerzy Kawalerowicz)氏(左)。(c)AFP/THOMAS COEX

【12月29日 AFP】ポーランドの首都ワルシャワ(Warsaw)で27日、ポーランド人映画監督のイェジー・カヴァレロヴィチ(Jerzy Kawalerowicz)氏が85歳で死去した。

 カヴァレロヴィチ氏は、1965年発表の『太陽の王子ファラオ(The Pharaoh)』でアカデミー賞にノミネートされ、また、1961年発表の『尼僧ヨアンナ(Mother Joanne of the Angels)』では第14回カンヌ国際映画祭(Cannes Film Festival)の審査員特別賞に輝いている。

 19世紀にノーベル賞(Nobel Prize)を受賞したポーランドの小説家、ヘンリク・シェンキェヴィチ(Henryk Sienkiewicz)の作品を映画化した2001年の『クオ・ヴァディス(Quo Vadis)』がカヴァレロヴィチ氏の最後の作品となった。

 また、カヴァレロヴィチ氏は、1978年に第28回ベルリン国際映画祭(Berlin International Film FestivalBerlinale)で銀熊賞芸術貢献賞を受賞している。(c)AFP

à propos, apropos of



apropos (RELATED)
adverbpreposition FORMAL
used to introduce something which is related to or connected with something that has just been said:
I had a letter from Sally yesterday - apropos (of) which, did you send her that article?
Apropos what you said yesterday, I think you made the right decision.

apropos (SUITABLE)
adjective [after verb] FORMAL
suitable in a particular situation or at a particular time:
clothes which are apropos to the occasion


ap·ro·pos (ăp'rə-pō')
apropos

adjective

Related to the matter at hand: applicable, apposite, germane, material, pertinent, relevant. Idioms: to the point. See relevant/irrelevant.


adj.
Being at once opportune and to the point. See synonyms at relevant.

adv.
At an appropriate time; opportunely.
By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
prep.
With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go.

[French à propos : à, to (from Old French a, from Latin ad-; see ad–) + propos, purpose (from Latin prōpositum, neuter past participle of prōpōnere, to intend; see propose).]

à propos

ap·ro·pos (ăp'rə-pō')

adj.
Being at once opportune and to the point. See synonyms at relevant.
adv.
  1. At an appropriate time; opportunely.
  2. By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
prep.
With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go.
[French à propos : à, to (from Old French a, from Latin ad-; see ad–) + propos, purpose (from Latin prōpositum, neuter past participle of prōpōnere, to intend; see propose).]

apropos of Concerning, in connection with, as in Apropos of keeping in touch, I haven't heard from her in months.
This idiom was a borrowing of the French à propos de ("to the purpose of") in the 17th century. At first it was used without of and meant "fitting" or "opportune," as in Their prompt arrival was very appropos. By the 1700s it was also being used with of, as in the current idiom, for "concerning" or "by way of."




不過,我對圖書館的盛讚大概有點過於樂觀了。我屬於那種始終相信印刷版圖書仍有其未來的人,順便說一句,所有擔心它們消失的恐懼,不過是其他諸種恐懼,或是對某種東西將要終結的無盡恐懼中的一種,比如世界末日。

Yet, my praise for libraries will be a little more optimistic. I belong to the people who still believe that printed books have a future and that all fears à propos of their disappearance are only the last example of other fears, or of milleniaristic terrors about the end of something, the world included.

hc:我請教RL關於à propos 的可能誤譯,他回答:【你的懷疑是正確的,譯文忽略了of的作用,如果à propos獨立使用的話,是當作副詞,表示改變話題,但是通常會以逗號隔開,也就是如譯文所表現的「順便一提」或「順便說一句」。

然而,根據上下文來看,這裡應該把à propos of視為一體,是作為介詞,相當於中文的「關於」。
我對於...all fears à propos of their disappearance...的解讀是「…所有與印刷書本消失有關的憂慮…」,fear並非一成不變的當「恐懼」解。 詳細應用可以參考apropos詞條。---à propos 之link:
http://member.giga.net.tw/lanceyy/wotd/wotd20041226.htm

2007年12月28日 星期五

milling crowds ?

mill
v.intr.
  1. To move around in churning confusion: “A crowd of school children milled about on the curb looking scared” (Anne Tyler).
curb (歩道の)縁石(をつける); 歩道の縁.
kerb UK Show phonetics
noun [C] (US curb)
the edge of a raised path nearest the road



The combined bombing and shooting attack that killed her as she left a political rally, standing through the open roof of her car to greet milling crowds of supporters, came as Ms. Bhutto staged a series of mass meetings across Pakistan.

Benazir Bhutto

蜂擁 為 milling crowds ?

蜂擁 ▼蜂起▼蜂腰


crowds 用法相當特別因為
crowd Show phonetics
group noun
1 [C] a large group of people who have gathered together:
A crowd of about 15 000 attended the concert.

2 [S] INFORMAL a group of friends or a group of people with similar interests:
She goes about with a friendly crowd.
"Who was there?" "Oh, the usual crowd, Dave, Mike and Fiona."

crowd Show phonetics
verb [T] INFORMAL
to make someone feel uncomfortable by standing too close to them or by continually watching them:
I need some time to do this work properly, so don't crowd me.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

2007年12月27日 星期四

*not a soul


soul (PERSON) Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a person of a stated type:
She's a happy little soul.
Some poor soul had fallen 500 metres to their death.

2 not a soul no one:
By the time I arrived there wasn't a soul there.

soul (BLACK CULTURE) Show phonetics
noun [U] US
a deep understanding of and pride in the culture of black people

soul Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] US
soul food

soulful Show phonetics
adjective US

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"Forty years ago when I was out cowboying I never saw a soul. Now it’s at a point where you realize the public land is not yours, you’re just one of the users. And whether it’s A.T.V.’s, horses or climbers, it’s a traffic jam."
HEIDI REDD, who operates the Dugout Ranch near Durango, Colo.




".....史邁理最近才出個不大不小的糗。他請來美國民主黨總統候選人奧巴馬上節目。奧巴馬是黑人,雖然一度被看好,可惜後勁不繼,遠遠落在民主黨總統候選人第一名 希拉蕊柯林頓之後。史邁理當然是幫奧巴馬的,講到希拉蕊時竟然說:「希拉蕊沒有靈魂!」幸虧奧巴馬沒有接腔。史邁理這話一語雙關。美國黑人常互稱為靈魂兄 弟(soul brother),這就像基督徒常互稱為主內兄弟一樣。黑人喜歡吃的食物則稱為靈糧(soul food)。所以史邁理說希拉蕊沒有靈魂,一方面指她不是自己人,另一方面也是暗罵希拉蕊出賣自己的靈魂。因為大家都知道希拉蕊從前極力主張全民健保,現 在為了競選,得到保險公司巨款捐助,全民健保就不大提了。 ......"張系國

balloon , door-to-balloon

balloon Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 a small, very thin rubber bag that you blow air into or fill with a light gas until it is round in shape, used for decoration at parties or as a children's toy:
We tied balloons and streamers to the ceiling ready for the party.

2 (ALSO hot-air balloon) a very large balloon that is filled with hot air or gas and can carry people in a basket (= container made of straw) hanging under it:
People first flew in a balloon in 1783.

3 a speech bubble

balloonist Show phonetics
noun [C]
a person who takes part in the sport of travelling by balloon:
He's a keen balloonist.

balloon Show phonetics
verb [I]
1 to get bigger and rounder:
I ballooned when I became pregnant with my second baby.

2 to quickly increase in size, weight or importance:
The rumours soon ballooned into a full-grown scandal.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)




when or before the balloon goes up informal when (or before) the action or trouble starts: we've got to get our man out of there before the balloon goes up.



  1. Medicine. A sac that is inserted into a body cavity or tube and distended with air or gas for therapeutic purposes, such as angioplasty (血管成型術).{醫} 氣(球) 囊
譬如說 病人從進病院到冠動脈 ~ 擴張的時間(door-to-balloon time). (病院到着から冠動脈バルーン拡張までの時間(door-to-balloon time;来院からバルーン処置までの ...)


飛利浦醫療事業主管在本地報紙說法,並未清楚說明什麼是door-to-balloon

,所以我查一下:

美國McNamara等對美國國家心肌梗死註冊庫(NRMI) 的資料資料進行分析後發現,急診室至首次球囊擴張時間(door-to-balloon times)與所有ST段抬高急性心梗(STEMI)患者的院內.......

New Program Help Reduce Door-to-Balloon Time 在過去的12年中,入院90分鐘內接受球囊擴張血管成形術的 STEMI患者數量增加近1倍,從34%增加到現在的近 65%。.......

2007年12月26日 星期三

Eight Days A Week

today's papers
Eight Days A Week

這Eight Days A Week 意思是很拼命工作 每周工作八天
Wikipedia article "Eight Days a Week"

"Eight Days a Week" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, which was recorded by The Beatles and released on their December 1964 album Beatles for Sale.

According to Paul McCartney the title was inspired by a remark from a chauffeur who drove him to Lennon's house in Weybridge. [1]

I usually drove myself there, but the chauffeur drove me out that day and I said, 'How've you been?' – 'Oh working hard,' he said, working eight days a week.'

in line, speaking line, clothesline, the reception line




She figures that being a research subject may have advantages, too.
“We’re the first ones in line,” she said. “If I am genetically predisposed, and they have a preventive medication, they’ll tell me right away.”



"In the past decades, he has taken Bip to from Mexico to China to Australia. He's also made film appearances. The most famous was Mel Brooks' ''Silent Movie'': He had the only speaking line, ''Non!'' "
--Marcel Marceau, Mime, Dies at 84


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Hanging Out to Dry
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If you live in one of the communities that currently bans outdoor clotheslines, you may find that the winds may be changing. According to the Boston Globe, 91 percent of detached single-family homes in the US have a clothes dryer, and a single electric dryer can blow 1,500 pounds of carbon monoxide into the air each year. Now, there is a growing "right-to-dry" movement; some states are working on legislation to overturn bans on clotheslines. And a new industry has sprung up: clotheslines are being manufactured to meet the growing demand.

line (ROW)
noun [C]
1 a group of people or things arranged in a row:
a line of trees
The prisoners formed a line against the wall.

2 US (UK queue "排隊"一詞 A. D. 840已有紀錄) a group of people standing one behind the other who are waiting for something:
Just get in line and wait your turn like everyone else.
I had to wait/stand in line for three hours to get tickets.


3 a long line of a series of people or things that follow each other in time:
She is the latest in a long line of controversial leaders.
He comes from a long line of doctors (= A lot of his relatives were doctors before him).

9月24日 讀 William Bateson/ Gregory Bateson/Mary Catherine Bateson 三代的作品
其中有 the reception line - Margaret has a broken angle



The adjective in line has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: awaiting something; especially something due
Meaning #2: being next in a line of succession

The adverb in line has one meaning:
Meaning #1: one behind another in a line or queue





又釋

in line


1. Also, in line with. In conformity or agreement; within ordinary or proper limits. For example, The new policy was intended to keep prices in line with their competitors, or It's up to the supervisor to keep the nurses in line. Also see fall in line.

2. Also, on line. Waiting behind others in a row or queue. For example, The children stood in line for their lunches, or There were at least 50 persons on line for opera tickets.

3. in line for. Next in order for, as in He is next in line for the presidency. All of these terms employ line in the sense of "an orderly row or series of persons or objects," a usage dating from the 1500s.
Idioms. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

2007年12月25日 星期二

encore

encore Show phonetics
noun [C]
an extra song or piece of music that is performed at the end of a show because the audience shout for it:
We were shouting for an encore.
They did a few old hits as/for an encore.

Encore! Show phonetics
exclamation
shouted at the end of a performance to get the performer to sing or play more
「安可」經常得以看到、聽到的是在音樂演奏會或演唱會時,聽眾覺得欲罷不能、想再聽,而拍手大聲喚「安可!安可!」要求表演者再奏或再唱的情景。


(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


有趣的是這原是來自法文:[French, still, yet, again, probably from Vulgar Latin *hinc ad hōram, from that to this hour : Latin hinc, from here (from hic, this) + Latin ad, to; see ad– + Latin hōram, accusative of hōra, hour; see hour.]
不過據說法國人不用這字眼 (我忘掉確切的法文).....

Maharajah

maharaja PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
noun [C] (ALSO maharajah) [n. 【史】(時にM-) マハラージャ ((インドの大公の尊称)).
in the past, the male ruler of an Indian state

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

Duke Ellington referred to him as “Maharajah of the keyboard.” Count Basie said, “Oscar Peterson plays the best ivory box I’ve ever heard." The pianist and conductor Andre Previn called Mr. Peterson “the best” there was among jazz pianists.

2007年12月24日 星期一

auscultation, dtethoscope

auscultation

(ô'skəl-tā'shən) pronunciation
n.
  1. The act of listening.
  2. Medicine. The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders. ━━ n. 【医】聴診.

[Latin auscultātiō, auscultātiōn-, from auscultātus, past participle of auscultāre, to listen to.]

Stethoscope
━━ n. 【医】聴診器.
steth・o・scop・ic
 ━━ a. 聴診器の[に関する].
steth・o・scop・i・cal・ly ad.


Having pioneered key advances in the field, including a “two-sided” chest piece - the basis for most stethoscopes used in medical practice today - and “tunable” technology that makes stethoscopes more convenient for clinicians,



...continue to push the boundaries of auscultation technology