2016年5月11日 星期三

grudging, cock-up, rollcall, cock a snook,strut, brush off, beadle,


A ban on state-funded academics using their work to question government policy is to begin on 1 May.
"Let’s hope this is not really a conspiracy – just another government cock-up."

Many British scientists will soon be blocked from speaking out on key issues affecting the UK – from climate change to embryo research and from animal experiments to flood defences
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In February 2015, customers gleefully took advantage of a glitch on United Airlines' British website offering trips to America for just £52 ($80). What happened next?

How thousands of people were sold first-class tickets across the Atlantic for $80
ECON.ST



The Guardian
On 21 October 1805, HMS Victory sailed into the history of British naval triumphs as the flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. However, if it hadn’t been for the sweaty nightmares of a Chatham carpenter, the ship could have joined the less glorious rollcall of great British cockups.

How HMS Victory nearly never made it to the Battle of Trafalgar


Chatham dockyard 250th anniversary exhibition tells previously untold...


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But, whether due to cock-up or conspiracy, Marseille-Provence 2013 has been as grudging as Paris in what it has offered by way of celebration.


One of the most commanding sights in Rouen, this towering flamboyant Gothic church with its lacy stonework has not only been masterfully portrayed by Flaubert (complete with a historical tour given by a beadle, an “everlasting guide,” to Madame Bovary and her soon-to-be lover) but also by such disparate painters as Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein.


CHAPTER XXXVII : IN WHICH THE READER MAY PERCEIVE A CONTRAST, NOT UNCOMMON IN MATRIMONIAL CASES
Mr. Bumle had married Mrs. Corney, and was master of the workhouse. Another beadle had come into power. On him the cocked hat, gold-laced coat, and staff, had all three descended.


Ah!" He tossed off his, pulled out his handkerchief, hastily wiped his moustaches, and cocked an eye at old Woodifield, who was rolling his in his chaps.


In later life, Chief Justice Rehnquist cheerfully agreed that he had adhered to the same views over the decades and appeared bemused by the response this sometimes evoked in others. To a questioner in 1994 who asked him whether his thinking on any major legal question had "evolved" over time, the Chief Justice cocked an eyebrow and said in a wry tone: "Do you mean, have I shown a capacity for growth?"

Israel and Palestine

Cocking a snook at the world

Binyamin Netanyahu seems as determined as ever to brush off international criticism 333


Taking eco-fashion out for a strut

These days there is a movement among many companies to push the ecological
benefits of the products they make. That includes the fashion industry,
though, even here, it's often difficult to separate the true eco-finds from
the fads.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew1puxI44va89pI2



"公家機關的英文真的會讓外國人笑掉大牙,澎湖縣七美鄉公所的官方網站,竟然把七美翻成「seven America」,意思變成了「七個美國」,而台鐵也同樣亂翻譯,區間列車上,竟然把代表手把開關的「cock」,直接翻成「考克」,民眾笑說這種直接翻譯法,實在是有夠"蠢"。 ..."新聞總是誇張
我只看電視中之影片中網站
"七美"有三種翻譯雜陳
Cimei
Seven American P...CHURCH 長老會教堂
SEVEN BEAUTY


小讀者說不定可伸張正義

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cock 音義 也沒大問題
n.
    1. An adult male chicken; a rooster.
    2. An adult male of various other birds.
  1. A weathervane shaped like a rooster; a weathercock.
  2. A leader or chief.
  3. A faucet or valve by which the flow of a liquid or gas can be regulated.
    1. The hammer of a firearm.
    2. The position of the hammer of a firearm when ready for firing.
  4. A tilting or jaunty turn upward: the cock of a hat.
  5. Vulgar Slang. The penis.
  6. Archaic. The characteristic cry of a rooster early in the morning.

v., cocked, cock·ing, cocks. v.tr.
  1. To set the hammer of (a firearm) in a position ready for firing.
  2. To set (a device, such as a camera shutter) in a position ready for use.
  3. To tilt or turn up or to one side, usually in a jaunty or alert manner: cocked an eyebrow in response to a silly question.
  4. To raise in preparation to throw or hit: cocked the bat before swinging at the pitch.
v.intr.
  1. To set the hammer of a firearm in a position ready for firing.
  2. To turn or stick up.
  3. To strut; swagger.
idioms:
cock a snoot (or snook) Slang.
  1. To express scorn or derision by or as if by placing the thumb on the nose and wiggling the fingers; thumb one's nose: [He] could cock a snoot at the rest of the . . . world and blithely go his own way” (Elie Kedourie).
cock of the walk
  1. An overbearing or domineering person.
[Middle English cok, from Old English cocc, probably from Late Latin coccus, from coco, a cackling, of imitative origin.]

cock2 (kŏk) pronunciation
n.
A cone-shaped pile of straw or hay.
tr.v., cocked, cock·ing, cocks.
To arrange (straw or hay) into piles shaped like cones.
[Middle English cok.]
如果硬要有漢字翻譯
可參考GOO辭書
  • 他動
  • 1. 〔銃火器の〕撃鉄を引く
  • 2. 《野球》〔ピッチャーが投げるため腕を〕振りかぶる、〔バッターが打つためにバットを〕持ち上げる
  • 1. 〔頭・鼻・目などを〕上向{うわむ}きにする
  • 2. 〔首を〕かしげる、傾ける
  • 3. 〔手首{てくび}を〕曲げる
  • 1. おんどり
  • 2. 〔水道などの〕コック、栓
  • 3. 〔銃火器の〕撃鉄
  • 4. weathercock
  • 5. 〈性俗〉ペニス

cock-up

noun
British informal
something done badly or inefficiently:we’ve made a total cock-up of it

don't cock it up

cocking

cocking
出典:『Wiktionary』 (2012/11/16 21:59 UTC 版)

動詞

cocking
  1. Present participle of cock.

名詞

cocking (uncountable)
  1. (obsolete) cockfighting
    (Can we find かつ add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

語源 2

cock +‎ -ing. See cock (penis) and compare fucking.

形容詞

cocking (not comparable)
  1. (vulgar) offensive or worthless


「cocking」を含む例文一覧

該当件数 : 3

The optimum thickness depends on what type of cocking you do.
料理により、最適な厚さが存在する。 - Wikipedia日英京都関連文書対訳コーパス
Before gas stoves became popular, it had not been efficient to heat up an iron plate to the temperature suitable for cocking in a home and also iron was expensive.
ガスコンロの普及以前は家庭で鉄板を調理可能な温度に熱することは効率的ではなく、鉄も貴重品であった。 - Wikipedia日英京都関連文書対訳コーパス
It is said that the cocking with an iron plate has been getting popular since foods cocked with a junk iron plate were served at the black market or at a food stall right after the war.
鉄板を用いた調理が一般化するのは、戦後の闇市や屋台において廃品の鉄板の上で調理した料理を販売したことに始まると言われる。 - Wikipedia日英京都関連文書対訳コーパス
strut
v., strut·ted, strut·ting, struts. v.intr.
To walk with pompous bearing; swagger.
v.tr.
  1. To display in order to impress others. Sometimes used with out: Don't strut out your resume until you have more accomplishments to list.
    1. To provide (a structure) with a strut or struts.
    2. To brace or separate with or as if with a strut.
n.
  1. A pompous, self-important gait.
  2. A structural element used to brace or strengthen a framework by resisting longitudinal compression.
idiom:
strut (one's) stuff Slang.
  1. To behave or perform in an ostentatious manner; show off.
[Middle English strouten, to stand out, from Old English strūtian, to stand out stiffly.]
strutter strut'ter n.
struttingly strut'ting·ly adv.

snook

名]((英俗))(親指を鼻先に当て他の4本の指を広げて動かしたりする)軽蔑[反抗, あざけり]の動作

cock a [one's] snook at ...
…をばかにする, あざける.
 brush off Slang
vb (tr, adverb)
to dismiss and ignore (a person), esp curtly
n brushoff
an abrupt dismissal or rejection


beadle

Pronunciation: /ˈbiːd(ə)l/





noun

British
  • a ceremonial officer of a church, college, or similar institution.
  • Scottish a church officer attending on the minister.
  • historical a minor parish officer dealing with petty offenders.

Origin:

Old English bydel 'a person who makes a proclamation', gradually superseded in Middle English by forms from Old French bedel, ultimately of Germanic origin; related to German Büttel, also to bid1. Compare with bedel

beadle

音節bea・dle 発音記号/bíːdl/
【名詞】【可算名詞】
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 Academy Sports Crossbow Cocking Rope
Academy Sports Crossbow Cocking Rope




grudging

Pronunciation: /ˈgrʌdʒɪŋ/
Translate grudging | into German | into Italian



adjective

  • given or allowed only reluctantly or resentfully:a grudging apology




Derivatives






grudgingly

adverb





grudgingness

noun
 
 

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