2016年4月18日 星期一

sprawling, chale, clad, sandal-clad, sylvan, aluminum-clad, Lycra-clad

Preserving the Best of the OldA Swiss Alpine Chalet


Therese and Paul Beckwith are the owners of an Alpine chalet with a ski run at the end of the garden and picture-perfect views of snow-clad peaks.
Kengo Kuma and Associates has completed its 10,440 square meter Wuxi Vanke arts and shopping complex, a renovated red brick cotton mill in Wuxi, China, featuring an aluminum-clad extension.
"Lycra-clad runners"---穿"萊"卡材質運動裝的健跑者---Lycra就是該公司紡織品事業部的產品。
不過,21世紀初,該公司將他們賣出去。

With a federal lifeline in hand, A.I.G. is likely to put parts of its sprawling business up for sale. Some units could prove quite attractive to investors and competitors; The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman of A.I.G.'s profitable aircraft leasing business, may lead an effort to buy that unit back.

The marvelous 17th-century artist-poet Shitao, who has an album of small paintings in the show, was luckier. He too made the journey to town, hoping for advancement in the Buddhist church. But after years of striving and failing, he gave up and headed home to take sylvan walks, think Daoist thoughts and peddle his paintings for what they would bring. Failure gave him some peace.

pronunciation Our woods are sylvan, and their inhabitants woodmen and rustics... — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist.

Shoe Designers Coordinate Bright/Bold For Tall and Small

With autumn now officially here to stay, shoppers in Europe may be opting for lined boots. But designers and shop owners are already lacing it up for next summer's sexy sandals and high-heel hits.

Fashion alert: This summer saw the return of ultra-high heels and bright, multi-colored sandals in Europe.
At the Duesseldorf International Shoe and Accessory Shoe last week, the trends for Spring/Summer 2009 ranged from mauve peep toe stilettos to green and yellow cork and leather wedges.
And some Asian designers have gone accessory mad -- matching shoes and toenail way beyond your everyday polish.


sandal Show phonetics
noun [C]
a light shoe, especially worn in warm weather, consisting of a bottom part held onto the foot by straps:
a pair of sandals
open-toed sandals

san・dal



  
━━ n. サンダル ((はきもの)); 〔米〕 (女性名の)浅いオーバーシューズ.
 san・daledsan・dalled 〔英〕 a. サンダルを履いた.


clad
 Show phonetics
adjective LITERARY
(of people) dressed, or (of things) covered:
A strange figure appeared in the doorway, clad in white.
an ivy-clad wall
an armour-clad vehicle
The lofty mountain peaks, clad in snow, glinted in the sunlight(高聳的山裡被雪覆蓋,在陽光下閃耀)。
... renditions of classical paintings of scantily clad goddesses and nymphs suggestively gamboling with lecherous gods and satyrs in sylvan settings.
比喻用法
Google and its arch-nemesis Microsoft have been vying for the affection of Facebook, the young Palo Alto social-networking start-up led by sandal-clad Chief ...

clad

ADJECTIVE

1Clothed:they were clad in T-shirts and shorts[IN COMBINATION]: leather-clad boys
2Covered with cladding:[IN COMBINATION]: copper-clad boards



clad

━━ v. clotheの過去(分詞).
━━ a. (…を)着た, (…に)覆われた; 金属で被覆した.
 clad・ding ━━ n. 【コンピュータ】(光ファイバーの)外殻; (建物の外側に施すタイルや板などの)張り付け, 外装.


clad Show phonetics
adjective LITERARY
(of people) dressed, or (of things) covered:
A strange figure appeared in the doorway, clad in white.
an ivy-clad wall
an armour-clad vehicle

In a typically sprawling 1997 review of the newly opened, titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Mr. Gehry, Mr. Muschamp evoked the ghost of Marilyn Monroe to convey the headiness of the design.

Bilbao, 10 Years Later 
By DENNY LEE
A declining industrial city turned to Frank Gehry to deliver some 
titanium-clad salvation. It got what it wished for.



cladding Show phonetics
noun [U]
protective material which covers the surface of something:
The pipes froze because the cladding had fallen off.
sprawl
v.sprawledsprawl·ingsprawlsv.intr.
  1. To sit or lie with the body and limbs spread out awkwardly.
  2. To spread out in a straggling or disordered fashion: untidy tenements sprawling toward the river.
v.tr.
To cause to spread out in a straggling or disordered fashion.
n.
  1. A sprawling position or posture.
  2. Haphazard growth or extension outward, especially that resulting from real estate development on the outskirts of a city: urban sprawl.
[Middle English sprawlen, from Old English sprēawlian, to writhe.]
sprawler sprawl'er n.




clad Show phonetics
adjective LITERARY
(of people) dressed, or (of things) covered:
A strange figure appeared in the doorway, clad in white.
an ivy-clad wall
an armour-clad vehicle

cladding Show phonetics
noun [U]
protective material which covers the surface of something:
The pipes froze because the cladding had fallen off.


sylvan
also sil·van adj.
  1. Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.
  2. Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
  3. Abounding in trees; wooded.
n.
One that lives in or frequents the woods.
[Medieval Latin sylvānus, from Latin Silvānus, god of the woods, from silva, forest.]



A chalet (pronounced IPA: /ˈʃæleɪ/), also called Swiss chalet, is a type of building in the Alpine region made of wood.

Definition and Origin

A 'chalet' in the hills to the east of Orosí, Costa Rica.
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A 'chalet' in the hills to the east of Orosí, Costa Rica.
Webster's Dictionary defines a chalet as "A wooden dwelling with a sloping roof and widely overhanging eaves, common in Switzerland and other Alpine regions". The term can nowadays be used for any cottage or lodge built in this style.
The term chalet stems from Franco-Provençal speaking part of Switzerland and originally referred to the hut of a herder. It derives from the medieval Latin calittum, which might come from an Indoeuropean root cala that means shelter. In Quebec French, any summer or vacation dwelling, especially near a ski hill, is called a chalet whether or not it is built in the style of a Swiss chalet.




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