2015年11月26日 星期四

schnozzle, poodle, crummy, runny nose, matted hair



"The matter with human beans,' the BFG went on, 'is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles."
--from "The BFG" (1982) by Roald Dahl

Here is a Universal Music Society photograph of Bing in a heated exchange with soprano Renata Tebaldi's poodle:


But a great number of others, who wanted something more melancholic, went for Walter’s sad, big-eyed children. Some of the children held sad, big-eyed poodles in their arms.
As he would later write: “As if goaded by a kind of frantic despair, I sketched these dirty, ragged little victims of the war with their bruised, lacerated minds and bodies, their matted hair and runny noses. Here my life as a painter began in earnest.”


One British pupil currently on a trip to China said a friend was taken away for extra checks after admitting on the form to having a runny nose.

18 and Under


By PERRI KLASS, M.D.
Keep your child home from school if there’s fever, or if the child feels too crummy to participate -- but don’t worry so much about the runny nose in the row behind.



poodle

Line breaks: poo¦dle
Pronunciation: /ˈpuːd(ə)l /



NOUN

1A dog of a breed with a curly coat that is usuallyclipped.
1.1British A person or organization who is overlywilling to obey another:the council is being made a poodle of central government

VERB

[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION] British informalBack to top  
Move or travel in a leisurely manner:the chap who just wants to poodle along the road at 50 mph

Origin

early 19th century: from German Pudel(hund), from Low German pud(d)eln 'splash in water' (the poodle being a water-dog).

crummy
adjective INFORMAL
of very bad quality:
a crummy old carpet



matted

Line breaks: matt¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˈmatɪd/




ADJECTIVE

1(Especially of hair, wool, or furtangled into a thickmass:cardigan of matted grey wool
2Covered or provided with mats:the matted floor
runny
adjective
1 more liquid than usual:
The sauce looked runny so I added some more flour.

2 If your nose is runny, it is producing more mucus than usual, usually because you are ill:
I've got a runny nose today.



schnoz

schnozzle[shnoz] =
 

nounSlang.
1.
a noseespecially one of unusually large size.
Also, schnozz, schnozzle 
 [shnoz-uh l] (Show IPA), 
schnozzola 
[schno-zoh-luh(Show IPA)
.
Origin of schnoz
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; probably expressive alteration of nosenozzle;schn- by association with any of several semantically related Yiddish words,e.g. shnabl beak, shnoyts snoutshnuk beak, trunk; for suffix of schnozzolasee -ola

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