2016年5月26日 星期四

fixture, chattel, chattelization, realty, personalities, centrist, slave trade


There are few examples of cruelty so appalling as the Atlantic slave trade. A rarely-noted fact, however, is that the scale of the trade in the lands of Islam was broadly similar. From the archive



She was such a fixture at the hotel that she once received a lavish gift and personal apology from Donald J. Trump himself. (via Condé Nast Traveler)


Denis Healey, Fixture in Labour Party, Dies at 98


And the AP on Vidal as a celebrity: "Along with such contemporaries as Norman Mailer and Truman Capote, Vidal was among the last generation of literary writers who were also genuine celebrities—fixtures on talk shows and in gossip columns, personalities of such size and appeal that even those who hadn't read their books knew who they were."


Berlin's iconic subculture art house faces uncertain future

Tacheles is a fixture in every guidebook of Berlin, but the iconic art
house which became a symbol of Berlin's creativity after the Berlin Wall
fell in 1989, is now in danger of being shut down.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6eI44va89pI5



Google is still in major growth mode," said Jim Beeger, a senior vice president with Colliers International, a commercial realty firm.


 Deep in California Forests, an Illicit Business Thrives
By JESSE McKINLEY
Long a fixture of public lands, marijuana “grows” are increasing in California.

Banks Face Big Losses From Bets on Chinese Realty



Anheuser-Busch
agreed on Sunday night to sell itself to the Belgian brewer InBev for about $52 billion, putting control of the nation's largest beer maker and a fixture of American culture into a European rival's hands.

fixture

(fĭks'chər) pronunciation
n.
  1. Something securely fixed in place.
  2. Something attached as a permanent appendage, apparatus, or appliance: plumbing fixtures.
  3. Law. A chattel bound to realty.
  4. One that is invariably present in and long associated with a place: a journalist who became a Washington fixture.
    1. The act or process of fixing.
    2. The condition of being fixed.
[Variant of obsolete fixure, from Late Latin fīxūra, from Latin fīxus, fixed. See fix.]
fixture
n. (名詞 noun)[C]
  1. (房屋等的)固定裝置,配件,設備
  2. bathroom fixtures
    浴室內的各種裝置
    The owner of the house charged us for fixtures and fittings.
    房主要我們支付使用固定設施的費用。
    There are two light fixtures on the ceiling.
    屋頂上有兩盞固定吊燈。
  3. 長期固定於某項工作(或某種活動)的人
  4. Professor Jones seems to have become a fixture in that club.
    瓊斯教授似乎已成了該俱樂部的常客了。
  5. 【主英】(確定了日期的)競賽大會(或社會活動)
  6. arrange this season's fixtures
    安排這個季度的競賽項目

realty


 
音節
re • al • ty
発音
ríːəlti | ríəl-
[名][U]物的財産, 不動産(⇔personalty).
realty
noun [U]
US FOR real estate:
a realty agent
a realty company



personality[per・son・al・i・ty]


  • 発音記号[pə`ːrsənǽləti]
[名](複-ties)
1 [C][U](他人の目に映じる)性格, 性質, 人格, 人柄, 人となり(⇒CHARACTER[類語]);人間的魅力
a personality clash
2人の人間が性格的に合わないために同じ職場で働けない状況
Her personality is rather forceful.
彼女の性格はかなり強引だ.
2 (諸性質を備えた)人, 人物;名士, 有名人
a television personality
テレビタレント
personality journalism
ゴシップジャーナリズム
He is a curious personality.
彼は風変わりな人だ.
3 《心理学》
(1) 人格, パーソナリティ.
(2) 性格
a personality test
性格検査.
4 [U]人間であること;人間としての存在.
5 (場所の)雰囲気;(事物の)風格;《地理》地域の特性.
6 ((しばしば-ties))((英古風))(非難をこめた)人物批評, あら探し;人身攻撃の言葉.

centrist


 
音節
cen • trist
発音
séntrist
レベル
社会人必須
centristの変化形
centrists (複数形)
centristの慣用句
centrism, (全1件)
[名](特にヨーロッパ大陸で)中道派議員;(一般に)穏健な人.
━━[形]((通例限定))中道派に属する;中間派の.
-trism
[名][U]中道主義.





"Can I change gender? Going back in time as a woman presents so many issues—chattelization, corsets, hygiene."
"我可以改變性別嗎?回到過去作為一名女子介紹這麼多問題 (錯誤多,不談) — — chattelization、 緊身胸衣、 衛生."



Chopin wants to play for me again. I accept the invitation.
NYR.KR|由 LOUISE ERDRICH 上傳


 chattel 動產

chattelization

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of chattelizing real property.
  • n. The act or practice of chattelizing human beings; ownership of human beings; the fact of being chattelized. 被當成動產般使用


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