2015年1月17日 星期六

stilt, curt, salve the wounds brusque ending, cold eye



My scientific knowledge isn’t superb – not helped by three years of ACE – so I asked Professor Paul Braterman, a chemist at Glasgow Universityand a committee member of the anti-creationist British Centre for Science Education, what he thought. “Bullshit on stilts” came his reply, in a brusque email pointing out that snow has no magnetic properties. The prospect of generating free electricity from snow, he added, “bears no relationship to reality”.

 Mr Tucker has spent his whole career at the bank but may feel that a big-money transfer to the City may be the best way to salve his wounded career plans.


 Cold Eye Over 'Whale' Probe
Lee Raymond, the brusque former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, will have the last say on James Dimon's role in the "London Whale" trading fiasco—an arrangement that presents risks for both men.



Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Dominique Browning had the world at her feet. She had written two inspiring and widely admired books that combined tantalizing fragments of memoir with graceful meditations on the healing power of place. She had — so the first of those books, “Around the House and in the Garden,” told us — allowed her own home to salve the wounds caused by the brusque ending of a 15-year marriage.


curt

Line breaks: curt
Pronunciation: /kəːt /


ADJECTIVE

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'short, shortened'): fromLatin curtus 'cut short, abridged'.

Derivatives


curtly

ADVERB

curtness

NOUN

stilt

Line breaks: stilt
Pronunciation: /stɪlt /


NOUN

1(usually stilts) Either of a pair of upright poles with supports for the feet enabling the user to walk at a distance above the ground.
1.1Each of a set of posts or piles supporting abuilding.
1.2small, flat, three-pointed support for ceramicware in a kiln.

2A long-billed wading bird with predominantly black andwhite plumage and very long slender reddish legs.
  • Family Recurvirostridae: two genera, in particularHimantopus, and several species

Origin

Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch steltand German Stelzesense 2 dates from the late 18th century.


 cold
3 〈性格などが〉冷たい, 冷酷な, 無情な;〈態度などが〉よそよそしい, 冷淡な(⇔warm);冷静な, 平然とした
cold reason
冷静な理性
a cold heart
冷たい心
cold indifference
冷ややかな無関心
give him a cold look
彼を冷ややかに見る
Human relationships seem to be getting colder.
人間関係はしだいに冷たくなっているようだ.


brusque brusk (brŭsk) pronunciation
also
adj.
Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. See synonyms at gruff.

[French, lively, fierce, from Italian brusco, coarse, rough, from Late Latin brūscum, perhaps blend of Latin rūscus, butcher's broom, and Late Latin brūcus, heather; see briar1.]
brusquely brusque'ly adv.
brusqueness brusque'ness n.

brusque
[形]〈人が〉ぶっきらぼうな, 無愛想な;〈言動が〉そっけない.brusque・ly[副]brusque・ness[名]
brusquerie
[名][U]そっけなさ, 無愛想, ぶっきらぼう(brusqueness).

salve1 (săv, säv) pronunciation
n.
  1. An analgesic or medicinal ointment.
  2. Something that soothes or heals; a balm.
  3. Flattery or commendation.
tr.v., salved, salv·ing, salves.
  1. To soothe or heal with or as if with salve.
  2. To ease the distress or agitation of; assuage: salved my conscience by apologizing.
[Middle English, from Old English sealf.]

salve2 (sălv) pronunciation
tr.v., salved, salv·ing, salves.
To salvage.

[Back-formation from SALVAGE or SALVABLE.]


[名][U][C]
1 軟膏(なんこう), 膏薬
apply salve to [=put salve on] a wound
傷口に軟膏を塗る.
2 (心痛などを)いやすもの, (…の)慰め((to, for ...))
Music is a salve for sorrow.
音 楽は悲しみをいやしてくれる.
3 ((俗))おべっか.
━━[動](他)((形 式))〈良心(の呵責(かしゃく)など)を〉和らげる, 静める
salve one's conscience
良 心の呵責を和らげる.


Definition of ending in English:

NOUN

1An end or final part of something:the ending of the Cold War
1.1The furthest part of something:nerve ending
1.2The final part of a wordconstituting agrammatical inflection or formative element:the student has to choose the right pluralendings

Origin

Old English endung 'termination, completion' (see end-ing1).

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