2016年5月20日 星期五

tousled, disheveled, Old Etonian, bread-and-butter,rowdy,

Francis Trevelyan Buckland, the raffish, tousle-haired star of the natural-history craze that befell Britain in the mid-nineteenth century.
The life and times of one of the strangest figures from the naturalist…
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But Mr Johnson is broadly brilliant at shaping how people think of him. Orwell wrote that autobiography is only to be trusted if it reveals something disgraceful about the author. In all his writing, Mr Johnson has never disgraced himself, despite an abundance of material. The peculiar lexicon and tousled persona is as artificial, in its way, as anything Mitt Romney has to offer. Which suggests Boris can take it in any direction he likes.

Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall


Joshua Lott for The New York Times
On buses equipped with Wi-Fi in Vail, Ariz., officials say more homework is getting done, and there's less rowdy behavior.




In the beginning of summer most of the children were like little savages — sunbrowned faces, arms and legs, bits of grass tangled in their hair, torn, dirt-smudged clothes. Esther loved going out with the children every morning, in that mixed group of boys and girls, Jewish children and children from the village, all rowdy, tousled — Mr. Seligman’s class.


The test now is for Boris Johnson to deliver his policies on the bread and butter issues of transport and crime.
During the campaign the tousle-haired Old Etonian was restrained and professional.

Johnson wins London mayoral race





bread-and-butter
Bread-and-butter ideas or problems are the basic things that directly relate to most people:
Health and education are the sort of bread-and-butter issues that people vote on.

rowdy

(rou')

n., pl. -dies.
A rough, disorderly person.
adj., -di·er, -di·est.
Disorderly; rough: rowdy teenagers; a rowdy beer party.
[Probably from ROW3.]
rowdily row'di·ly adv.
rowdiness row'di·ness n.
rowdyism row'dy·ism n.


tousle

(tou'zəl, -səl) pronunciation
tr.v.
, -sled, -sling, -sles.
To disarrange or rumple; dishevel.
n.
A disheveled mass, as of hair.
[Middle English touselen, frequentative of tousen, to pull roughly.]
  • [táuzl]
[動](他)
1 〈特に女性を〉手荒く扱う.
2 ((通例受身))〈髪・服などを〉乱す, くしゃくしゃにする;〈庭などを〉荒らす.
━━[名][U]
1 乱れ髪.
2 乱雑, ごちゃごちゃ.
Antonyms:

tousled

adj Definition: disarrayed
Antonyms: kempt, neat, ordered

dishevel
extremely disorderly.
Synonyms:frowzled, rumpled, tousled
Usage:With tender hands Mercy smoothed the disheveled hair and arranged the crumpled dress.


Etonian 為名"貴族"學校 Eton的校友

The King's College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is a public school (privately funded and independent) for boys, founded in 1440 by King Henry VI.

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