2017年7月27日 星期四

burgle, cat burglar, burglary, within someone's reach

那一代繪畫大師之間的友情
1936~37年,Paul Klee (1879-1940)流年不利,既知自己罹重症,又給納粹沒收12幅畫,1937年在"墮落的藝術展"亮相。Klee 回瑞士的Bern沉隱。
1937年, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)和 Georges Braque (1882–1963)聯袂來訪,他倆是Klee在1912年訪問巴黎時認識的。紀錄上,當年Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)也訪問 Paul Klee。
Georges Braque: Within Reach of the Hand
Lecture by Karen Wilkin, an independent curator and art critic, New York
Lecture by Karen Wilkin, an independent curator and art critic, New York "I began to paint mainly still lifes," Georges Braque said, "because in nature there...
YOUTUBE.COM
On this day in 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was born when U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte ordered a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice. One year later, the Office of the Chief Examiner was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, and in 1935 it became the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"Who would dare to think they could break into an FBI office? Surely the offices of the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country would be as secure as Fort Knox. Just talking about the possibility seemed dangerous. But Davidon, with great reluctance, had decided that burglarizing an FBI office might be the only way to confront what he considered an emergency: the likelihood that the government, through the FBI, was spying on Americans and suppressing their cherished constitutional right to dissent. If that was true, he thought, it was a crime against democracy—-a crime that must be stopped."
―from THE BURGLARY: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI by Betty Medsger


Would-Be Thief Gets Martial Arts Surprise

Being a cat burglar isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure there's the
adrenaline rush of getting away with a bag full of cash and jewelry, but
as one German thief found out, it isn't always an easy task.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew0b92I44va89pI4




within someone's reach

 and within someone's grasp 
1. Lit. close enough to be grasped. The ball was almost within his reach!
2. Fig. almost in the possession of someone. My goals are almost within my reach, so I know I'll succeed. We almosthad the contract within our grasp, but the deal fell through at the last minute.

burglar
noun [C]
a person who illegally enters buildings and steals things

burglary 
noun [C or U]
the crime of illegally entering a building and stealing things

burgle
verb [T] (US USUALLY burglarize)
to illegally enter a building and steal things:
When they got back from their holiday they found that their home had been burgled.





cat burglar
n.
A burglar who is especially skilled at stealthy or undetected entry of a premises.


Meaning #1: a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
Synonym: housebreaker

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