2016年12月13日 星期二

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European Navies Upping the Stakes for Somali Pirates

There's been a drop in pirate attacks off the Somali coast since the
European Union launched coordinated naval operations in the region. But
pirates still abound.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew0609I44va89pI4


在英國大學,上周五課程結束了。可敬祝大家:佳節團圓、新年快樂
Sheet of reproductions of drawings, 'La Pastorelle' in the centre with two men dancing in a ballroom, surrounded by eight other vignettes with individual titles: 'Christmas Eve' at top left with a carriage arriving at a house, 'The young folks' at top right playing blind man's buff with an old man in the blindfold, 'The Old Folks' middle left with four card players, 'The Coachman Mixes a Christmas Bowl' at left with the family gathered around a table, 'The Christmas Wine' at bottom left with a ruddy man sniffing the cork of a bottle, and along the bottom edge 'The Young Squire (M.F.H.) entertains some hunting friends', with five figures around a table, a couple holding hands in 'The visitor who makes love' and at right a man on horseback rides away from the house as 'The last to go'; after Raldolph Caldecott, supplement from the London Graphic's 'Christmas Number', the sheet folded vertically down the middle. 1876
Wood-engraving printed in colour


British Museum
Drawings of Christmas visitors from 'the young folks' to 'the old folks' ow.ly/EA0G5 #BMAdventCalendar

學點舊式英語:色瞇瞇吃豆腐:
make love
phrase of love
1.
have sexual intercourse.
  1. (1)(…と)セックスする,寝る((to,with ...))
    • Make lovenot war!
    • セックスしよう,戦争ではなく(◆1960-70年代の反戦標語).
  2. (2)〈恋人などが〉抱擁する,接吻せっぷんする.

2.
dated
pay amorous attention to (someone).(3)((古風)) (女を)くどく,(女に)言い寄る,求愛する((to ...)).

up (HIGHER)
adverb
1 towards a higher position; towards a higher value, number or level:
Put those books up on the top shelf.
A gravel road leads through the jungle and up into the Andes.
Pushing the number of unit sales up every quarter can't be continued indefinitely.
The water was up to/had come up to the level of the windows.

2 out of the ground:
He spent the afternoon digging carrots up.

up
preposition
to or in a higher level or position:
We followed her up the stairs to a large meeting room.
adjective
1 moving up:
an up escalator
See also upper (HIGHER).

2 If a level or amount is up, it has increased:
The cost of car insurance is up, but not very much.
Last year the company's turnover was $240 billion, up 3% on (= compared with) the previous year.

3 If someone's long hair is up, it is arranged on the top or back of their head:
You look lovely with your hair up.

up
verb [T] -pp- INFORMAL
to increase something such as a price:
We won't be able to make a profit on the deal without upping the sale price.
It looks like tax rates are going to be upped again.

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