2009年6月25日 星期四

comely , homely,ogre, grocer


Frugal Shoppers Drive Grocers Back to Basics
The recession-driven shift to eating at home is driving grocers to get back to basics and abandon the strategy of using coffee bars and other fancy amenities to attract shoppers.


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That approach is reflected in the campaign, which is being created by SpotCo, a New York agency that specializes in theatrical advertising. The theme sets the tone: “Broadway’s getting a make-ogre.”

It was Mrs Meagles who had spoken to Mr Meagles; and Mrs Meagles was, like Mr Meagles, comely and healthy, with a pleasant English face which had been looking at homely things for five-and-fifty years or more, and shone with a bright reflection of them.


comely
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adjective OLD-FASHIONED OR LITERARY
describes a woman who is attractive in appearance


indisposed for homely pursuits


譬如說homely 各翻譯本取的意思都不一樣



homely
(PLAIN) UK Show phonetics
adjective (US homey)
plain or ordinary, but pleasant:
The hotel was homely and comfortable.

homely (UGLY) Show phonetics
adjective US DISAPPROVING
describes a person who is unattractive


Daily Highlights Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Spotlight

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Shrek, the Book
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Wiliam Steig loved to draw. When his father lost the family's money during the Depression, Steig — to make ends meet at home — began to sell cartoons to The New Yorker magazine. Nearly 40 years later, he turned to writing and illustrating children's books. Among his award-winning books is Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. In 1990, Steig's Shrek! was released; it told the story of a green ogre who leaves home to find a bride as homely as himself. William Steig was born 100 years ago today.

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"To tell the truth, I don't read children's books. I'm an adult. I just write them." — William Steig



grocer Show phonetics
noun [C] OLD-FASHIONED
a person who owns or works in a shop selling food and small items for the home
See also greengrocer.

grocer's Show phonetics
noun [C] plural grocers OLD-FASHIONED
the shop where a grocer works:
I popped into the grocer's on the way home from work to get some cheese.

groceries Show phonetics
plural noun
the food that you buy in a grocer's shop or supermarket

grocery Show phonetics
noun [C] (UK ALSO grocery shop, US ALSO grocery store) OLD-FASHIONED
a grocer's


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noun [C]
1 a large frightening character in children's stories who eats children

2 INFORMAL a fierce and frightening person:
The headmaster at my junior school was a real ogre.

o・gre


━━ n. (童話の)人食い鬼[巨人]; 鬼のような人.
o・gre・ish, o・grish
 ━━ a. 鬼のような, 恐ろしい.

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