2013年9月22日 星期日

steamy, strew, sawdust/corpse-strewn, Provençal demon , heirloom

Gunmen Kill Dozens in Terror Attack at Kenyan Mall

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and NICHOLAS KULISH

Two squads stormed into a Nairobi mall Saturday, killing at least 39 people. Hours later, police officers dashed through corpse-strewn corridors, trying to find the assailants. A Somali militant group is suspected in the attack.


“Sometimes I suspect that my obituary in The New York Times,” Father Greeley once wrote, “will read, ‘Andrew Greeley, Priest; Wrote Steamy Novels.’ ”

我在2005年請問過 瑞麟兄及小讀者/ Oba 等人:
THE Berkeley Bowl Marketplace stirs up the worst kind of tomato lust.
You can't help it. The sun is beating down outside like some kind of Provençal demon 【這是什麼?】and here amid the sawdust-strewn aisles of this bland, low-lying store, there are 20 - 20! - varieties of heirloom tomatoes stacked, strewn and otherwise arrayed, taunting you, the defenseless shopper.
瑞麟 to 漢清,
provençal, provençale指的是普羅旺斯的(人地事物)
若指外省時,是proviial, proviiale

我不知道Provençal demon的真正意思,
它的直譯為普羅旺斯守護神〔或惡魔〕
demon為英文,法文形式為démon。
既然提到蕃茄,我猜是普羅旺斯蕃茄的別名吧?
九月是普羅旺斯蕃茄盛產期。
若有進一步資料再回信給你。
瑞麟

2011年 我因為讀到傅先生在
”丁文江這個人”
提到丁君在常人眼中 as dry as sawdust
查一下 Shorter O.E.D. 對SAWDUST 的界定除"鋸屑"之外還說它的三個主要用途  嚇一跳


A Towering Landmark, Reduced to Sawdust
By A. G. SULZBERGER
The 600-year-old Great White Oak in Douglaston, Queens, is being dismantled after a tree expert warned that it was rotting and at risk of falling down.




It was a steamy Monday in late December, when a taxi dropped me and my girlfriend, A'yen Tran, on a nondescript road an hour south of Ho Chi Minh City, near the village of Thu Thua. The smell of sawdust wafted from a nearby boatyard. A long junk drifted down the canal, transporting rice and sugarcane. As we hopped on our bikes and rode off, nearly everything appeared green — even the air, so thick with humidity that it obscured the sun.



heirloom
[名]
1 (先祖伝来の)家宝;世襲財産.
2 《法律》法定相続動産.
━━[形]先祖伝来の.


steamy

Pronunciation: /ˈstiːmi/

Definition of steamy

adjective (steamier, steamiest)

  • 1producing, filled with, or clouded with steam:a small steamy kitchen
  • (of a place) hot and humid:the hot, steamy jungle
  • 2 informal depicting or involving passionate sexual activity:steamy sex scenes a steamy affair

Derivatives



steamily

adverb


steaminess

noun
 
 

strew

Syllabification: (strew)
Pronunciation: /stro͞o/
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verb (past participle strewn /stro͞on/ or strewed)

[with object] (usually be strewn)
  • scatter or spread (things) untidily over a surface or area:a small room with newspapers strewn all over the floor
  • (usually be strewn with) cover (a surface or area) with untidily scattered things:the table was strewn with books and papers [as adjective, in combination]: (strewn)boulder-strewn slopes
  • be scattered or spread untidily over (a surface or area):leaves strewed the path

Derivatives

strewer

noun

Origin:

Old English stre(o)wian, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch strooien, German streuen, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sternere 'lay flat'
 
 

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