2016年1月15日 星期五

alight, unexpectedly. turn up steep (MAKE WET), overnight



"Poetry," C. D. Wright once said, "is a necessity of life." She could not imagine how to live without it. Only poetry, she believed, was capable of giving voice to the “zones inside us” that yearned to be freed. Wright, the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English and a professor of literary arts who had taught and written at Brown since 1983, died unexpectedly on January 12. (via Brown Alumni Magazine)


If we must be just as on guard as people sleeping outside in cardboard boxes, it may be meaningless to pay for lodgings. Still, customers in overnight cafes and other potentially risky places must be sure to confirm escape routes. Already, it is the time of year when "night falls heavily."


boiled tea; whipped tea; steeped tea


Another Red Balloon Alights in Paris

WHEN the Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien was commissioned to make a movie in Paris, his first outside Asia, he chose as his starting point Albert Lamorisse’s beloved 1956 short film, “The Red Balloon.” As it happens Mr. Hou, who knew Paris only from a few brief visits, discovered Lamorisse’s very French children’s classic through a fellow outsider. He read about it in “From Paris to the Moon,” a ruminative collection of dispatches by the New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, about expatriate family life in the French capital.


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turn up


1. Increase the volume, speed, intensity, or flow of, as in Turn up the air conditioning; it's too hot in here[Late 1800s]
2. Find or be found, as in She turned up the missing papers, or Your coat turned up in the closet.
3. Appear, arrive, as in His name turns up in the newspaper now and then, or Some old friends turned up unexpectedly[c. 1700] This usage gave rise to turn up like a bad penny, meaning that something unwanted constantly reappears, as in Ken turns up like a bad penny whenever there's free liquor. Bad here alludes to a counterfeit coin.
4. Fold or be capable of being folded, as in I'll just turn up the hem, or He preferred cuffs that turn up[c. 1600]
5. Happen unexpectedly, as in Something turned up so I couldn't go to the play. Also see the following idioms beginning with turn up.


turn up phrasal verb
If something that you have been looking for turns up, you find it unexpectedly:
The missing letter eventually turned up inside a book.



alight was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.
━━ vi. (~・ed, alit) 降りる; 下車[下馬]する; 【航空】着陸[水]する, (鳥が)とまる ((on)); に偶然出くわす ((on)).


alight (TO LAND) 
verb [I + adverb or preposition] alighted or OLD-FASHIONED alitalighted or OLD-FASHIONED alit
1 FORMAL to land on something:
A butterfly alighted gently on the flower.

2 LITERARY to find or unexpectedly see something:
As she glanced round the room her eyes alighted upon a small child.
I spent an hour in the bookshop before alighting on the perfect present.

overnight Show phonetics
adjective, adverb
1 for or during the night:
an overnight stop in Paris
You can stay overnight if you want to.
Don't forget to pack an overnight bag (= a bag for things that you need when you stay away from home for a night).

2 suddenly and unexpectedly:
She became a star overnight.
The book was an overnight success.

steep (MAKE WET)
verb [I or T] 浸泡
to cause to stay in a liquid, especially in order to become soft or clean or to improve flavour:
Leave the cloth to steep in the dye overnight.
We had pears steeped in red wine for dessert.




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