U.S.Video: Ailing Bridges, Budget Woes
The bridge that collapsed near Seattle is part of a nationwide infrastructure that some say is crumbling beneath us.
Slide Show: Recipes for Summer Fruit
Three dozen ways to use peaches, berries and more, including pies and crumbles, cold soups and refreshing drinks.
趙先生把第7章的plum cake和第9章的plum pudding分別譯成「梅子糕」與「梅子布丁」，但1957年啟明書局版則分別譯成「葡萄餅」與「葡萄乾布丁」。本書經查證後，分別譯為「水果蛋糕」 (第7章註13) 和「葡萄乾布丁」 (第9章註18)。
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Many of those who collectively raised more than a billion dollars to elect President Obama are also would-be diplomats, engaged in a scramble for about 30 plum embassy posts.
Mr. Yu’s daughter had died in a cascade of concrete and bricks, one of at least 240 students at a high school here who lost their lives in the May 12 earthquake. Mr. Yu became a leader of grieving parents demanding to know if the school, like so many others, had crumbled because of poor construction.
1 [I or T] to break, or cause something to break, into small pieces:
She nervously crumbled the bread between her fingers. The cliffs on which the houses are built are starting to crumble.
2 [I] to weaken in strength and influence:
Support for the government is crumbling.
breaking easily into small pieces:
bread with a crumbly texture
━━ v. ぼろぼろ［こなごな］にする［なる］; 崩壊する ((away)).
━━ n. クランブル ((果物入り料理)).
crum・bly ━━ a., n. もろい; 〔俗〕 年寄り, 老人 （crum・blie）
- plums (複数形)
1 西洋スモモ（の木）, プラム. ▼木をさすときはplum treeがふつう.
3 （俗に）（日本の）梅（の木）. ▼正式にはJapanese apricotまたは(m)ume.
5 [U]暗紫色, 紫紺色.
6 ((略式))すばらしい［望ましい］もの, （特に）要職, 思いがけない利得.
1 ((略式))〈仕事などが〉楽にもうかる, おいしい；すばらしい, 最高の.2 スモモ色の.
plúm cáke[plúm cáke]
apple, blackberry, peach, rhubarb, gooseberry, and plum. The topping may also include rolled oats, ground almonds or other nuts, and sometimes sour milk (e.g. vinegar and milk) is added to give the crumble a more extravagant taste. Brown sugar is often sprinkled over the crumble topping, which caramelises slightly when the pudding is baked. In some recipes the topping is made from broken biscuits (cookies in American English) or even breakfast cereals, but this is not traditional.
Crumbles originated in Britain during World War II. Due to strict rationing the ingredients required to make the bases of pies contained too much of the necessary flour, fat and sugar to make the pastry. So a simple mixture of flour, margarine and sugar was used to make the top of the crumble. The dish was also popular due to its simplicity.
In some parts of America a very similar dish may be called a crisp. It is also similar to a fruit cobbler (popular in the USA), although the topping for a cobbler is generally smoother and more cake-like.