2018年3月24日 星期六

daub, splodge, skinful, pit latrine, whitewashed wattles, bushvelt, calligraffiti

In a run-down part of Cairo, a group of buildings have been daubed with seemingly random splodges of paint. From the right viewpoint, the patterns become a poem that celebrates the neighbourhood. The Economist’s 1843 magazine meets the street artists of the Middle East

A new art form is born
An economics lecturer at Cambridge University showed up to a faculty meeting unclothed with "Brexit leaves Britain naked" daubed across her torso. But if the form of protest was unusual, the feeling it expressed was not

First, dig pit latrines. Then persuade people to use them

Levels of disease have declined hugely in recent years

T. S. Eliot daubed his face green; Ernest Hemingway stood on the worn skin of a lesser kudu, while F. Scott Fitzgerald insisted that a skinful made his prose flow beautifully

Winston Churchill, Britain's wartime leader, first picked up a paintbrush in 1915 to distract himself after the disasters of Gallipoli. Over the next half-century he painted more than 500 daubs, as he called them. Now the largest exhibition of them in America since 1965, according to Churchill's great-grandson, has opened at the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta http://econ.st/1w0HhTt

The death of Lazard's head Bruce Wasserstein has sparked speculation inside and outside the investment bank over whether the family trusts that control Mr. Wasserstein's ownership stake in Lazard will now consider selling the holdings, The Financial Times reported.

That, in turn, has prompted chatter that such a move could prompt Natixis, another stakeholder, to consider the same, the newspaper said. Together, the Wasserstein trusts and Natixis own about roughly 20 percent of Lazard, according to The Financial Times.

These considerations come a day after Lazard reported a $52.5 million profit for its third quarter, a 4 percent drop from the same time last year, as its mergers advisory business remained a drag on strong results from its restructuring advisory unit.

Then there were her questions: as many as 200 of them a year, asked in Parliament and recorded in Hansard, on any subject that might embarrass South Africa’s white rulers. How many people were being held without trial? How many blacks were arrested each day for violating the Pass Laws? Why were they being forcibly removed to areas with nothing but rows of tin latrines, where only wattles grew in the sand? Why did the police turn up to remove them at four in the morning? Why did they use rubber bullets to disperse protesting crowds? Was it true that prisoners were kept in solitary confinement, beaten with straps, made to sleep on the floor? On, on, on. One National Party MP said she reminded him of “a cricket in a tree when it is very dry in the bushvelt. His chirping makes you deaf but the tune remains the same.” Botha said her “chattering” was like water dripping on a tin roof. Mrs Suzman was delighted to annoy them in the cause of justice.

skín • fùl[名]
  1. 1 ((a ~))(…の)革袋1杯(の量)((of ...));((略式))腹いっぱい(の量).
  2. 2 ((英話))人を十分酔わせる酒(の量)
    • have a [one's] skinful
    • 大酒を飲む.


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Pronunciation: /dɔːb /


1Carelessly coat or smear (a surface) with a thick or sticky substance:the walls were daubed with splashes of paint

1.1Spread (a thick or sticky substance) on a surfacein a careless or clumsy way:canvas with paint daubed on it

1.2Paint (words or drawings) on a surface in a careless or clumsy way:they daubed graffiti on the walls


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1patch or smear of a thick or sticky substance:a daub of paint
1.1 painting executed without much skill:
she stuck the painting up alongside the daubs made by her children
[MASS NOUN] Plasterclay, or another substance used for coating a surface, especially when mixed withstraw and applied to laths or wattles to form a wall:
late middle english: from Old French dauber, from Latindealbare 'whiten, whitewash', based on albus 'white'.

noun & verb
  1. another term for splotch.

noun: splotch; plural noun: splotches
  1. 1.
    a daub, blot, or smear of something, typically a liquid.

    "a splotch of red in a larger area of yellow"
verb: splotch; 3rd person present: splotches; past tense: splotched; past participle: splotched; gerund or present participle: splotching
  1. 1.
    make a daub, blot, or smear on.

    "a rag splotched with grease"
early 17th century: perhaps a blend of spot and obsolete plotch ‘blotch’.
noun [C]
a toilet, especially a simple one such as a hole in the ground, used in a military area or when camping

Latrine - Wikipedia

latrine is a toilet or an even simpler facility which is used as a toilet within a sanitation system. For example, it can be a communal trench in the earth in a camp to be used as emergency sanitation, a hole in the ground (pit latrine), or more advanced designs, including pour-flush systems.

whitewashed wattle


--> ━━ n. 編み枝(細工), 編み垣; (鶏・七面鳥などの)肉垂(にくすい); 【植】アカシアの類.━━ vt. (かき根・屋根などを)編み枝で作る; 編み合わせる.
wattle and daub 【建】荒打ちしっくい, 荒壁.

wattle and daub 
noun [U]
a mixture of sticks, earth and clay, which is used in some parts of the world as a building material:
The walls of timber-framed houses were often made of wattle and daub.
a wattle-and-daub hut

wat・tled ━━ a. 編み枝作りの; 肉垂のある.

verb [I]
1 to talk for a long time about things that are not important:
She spent the morning chattering away to her friends.
He chattered on about nothing in particular.

2 If animals chatter, they make quick repeated noises:
The gun shot made the monkeys chatter in alarm.

3 If your teeth chatter, they knock together repeatedly because you are very cold or frightened:
I could hardly talk, my teeth were chattering so much.

noun [U]
1 conversation about things that are not important:
I can't concentrate with Ann's constant chatter.

2 the quick repeated noises that some animals make:
He could hear the chatter of birds in the trees overhead.