2016年3月14日 星期一

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"They have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters and to wrest the laws, and, therefore, they think it is much better that every man should plead his own cause..."
--from UTOPIA (1516) by Thomas More
WPP's Sorrell: Google Still Our Frenemy, But We'll Give Them $850M ...
Forbes - NY,USA
He may still regard Google as a “frenemy,” but from Google’s perspective, Sir Martin feels he should be regarded as a very good friend. ...


Frenemy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frenemy or frienemy is a portmanteau of friend and enemy which can refer to either an enemy disguised as a friend or to a partner that is


fire hydrant 消火栓.

Urban Camouflage







Ms. Tsukioka also designed a disguise for children: a backpack that transforms into a Japanese-style fire hydrant, concealing the child.
Photo: Torin Boyd/Polari, for The New York Times



Urban Camouflage




Photo: Torin Boyd/Polaris, for The New York Times related Article: Fearing Crime, Japanese Wear the Hiding Place










Ms. Tsukioka said her idea of the vending machine disguise was inspired by a trick used by Japan’s ancient ninja, who cloaked themselves at night under black blankets.


Otaku: Yeah, but don't tell my mom about that. She thought I was going to put on the Naruto ninja suit… Alright, but it's still surprising that you know nothing about Tintin.


THIN, dark-haired and dressed entirely in black, the Belgian fashion designer Valérie Barkowski cuts a Ninja-like figure against the racks of red-orange-purple ethno-chic garments in her Right Bank boutique, Mia Zia.



In Parisian Hotels, Out With the Old World, in With Deco, Modern and Orientalist Fantasies (December 18, 2005)

ninja

にんじゃ 1 【忍者】


忍術を使って密偵・謀略・後方攪乱・暗殺などを行う者。戦国時代、各家に抱えられて活躍。特に甲賀・伊賀の忍者組織が有名。忍びの者。




disguise Line breaks: dis|guise
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɡʌɪz/


Definition of disguise in English:

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
1Give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity:he disguised himself as a girlBryn was disguised as a priest(as adjective disguiseda disguised reporter
1.1Make (something) unrecognizable by altering its appearance, sound, taste, or smell:does holding a handkerchief over the mouthpiece really disguise your voice?
1.2Conceal the nature or existence of (a feeling or situation):he made no effort to disguise his contempt(as adjective disguisedhis voice was heavy with barely disguised emotion

noun

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1A means of altering one’s appearance to conceal one’s identity:I put on dark glasses as a disguise
1.1[MASS NOUN] The state of having altered one’s appearance in order to conceal one’s identity:I told them you were a policewoman in disguise
1.2[MASS NOUN] The concealing of one’s true intentions or feelings:the children looked at her without disguise

Derivatives


disguisement

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɡʌɪzm(ə)nt/
noun ( archaic)

Origin

Middle English (meaning 'change one's usual style of dress', with no implication of concealing one's identity): from Old French desguisier.
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  • Guise came into English via French from a Germanic root with the sense ‘characteristic, manner, custom’. An early meaning of disguise was ‘change one's usual style of dress’, with no implication of concealing one's identity, but it soon developed a sense of concealment.

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