2016年1月28日 星期四

felicity, felicitous, stucco, superhome, ‘monster houses’


The weather is getting nice enough to merit a visit to the Yale University Art Gallery’s sculpture terrace, one of the most felicitous results of the gallery’s 2012 renovation

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Rise of London’s superhomes: the UK capital has become a global hotspot for extended ‘monster houses’ — but will it last?http://on.ft.com/1zIDI86

The white stucco townhouses of Cornwall Terrace overlooking Regent’s...
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A R MINI US HIS OWN INTERPRETER. 13

I see your hideous truss manufactory in Trafalgar
Square comes up in this controversy, and that very manu-
factory brings to my mind a ridiculous instance of my
poor friend's weakness. I had been running over with
him a few of the principal violations of aesthetic laws in
London, illustrating the lesson by reference to the stucco
palaces of my beautiful Berlin. After despatching the
Duke of Wellington's statue and the black dome and grey
pepper-boxes of your National Gallery, I came to Coles's
manufactory. * Can anything be more atrocious ? ' I asked.
' It is bad,' answered my poor friend ; ' and yet,' he went
on, ' and yet, Arminius, I have a tenderness for that manu-
factory. That manufactory, with other things in London
like it, is one of my favourite arguments for the immortality
of the soul.' * What folly have you got in your head now ?'
said I. ' Remember,' said he, ' what is told us of the
statue of the Olympian Zeus by Phidias. It was life enough
to have seen it ; felicity had then reached its consummation ;
the spirit could grasp no more, and the man might end.
And what therefore, I ask, must not be in store for the
British ratepayer, who in his life has only seen the Duke
of Wellington's statue and Coles's truss manufactory ? His
felicity must surely be yet to come. Somewhere, beyond
the grave,' .... and for a good twenty minutes my simple


Hawaii Tries Green Tools in Remaking Power Grids
By FELICITY BARRINGER
Hawaii is experimenting with renewable forms of energy that will allow the state to lessen its dependence on imported oil.




She stared into the distance, towards the aristocratic wall of houses that make up Cumberland Terrace and overlook the park. Cream stucco, a row of white statues along the cornices, the muted blues of the sky.


The neighborhoods in the Leeds area targeted by police yesterday all are gritty, low-income and full of red-brick and white stucco homes. Crime investigators dressed in white scrubs worked at the sites late yesterday afternoon. One of the locations searched is about two blocks from the Leeds Grand Mosque.

stucco 可參考 Oxford Companion to Art 當可以了解或許不完全以"灰墁"來說它......田曉菲《赭城》
 ━━ n. (pl. ~(e)s), vt. 化粧しっくい[スタッコ](を塗る).

stucco

(stŭk'ōpronunciation


n.pl. -coes or -cos.
  1. A durable finish for exterior walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and lime, and applied while wet.
  2. A fine plaster for interior wall ornamentation, such as moldings.
  3. A plaster or cement finish for interior walls.
  4. Stuccowork.
tr.v.-coed-co·ing-coes or -cos.To finish or decorate with stucco.
[Italian, of Germanic origin.]







stucco
Pronunciation: /ˈstʌkəʊ /



Definition of stucco in English:

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
Fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces or moulding into architectural decorations:shabby house covered in crumbling stucco[AS MODIFIER]: rich stucco decoration
VERB (stuccoesstuccoingstuccoed)
[WITH OBJECT] (usually as adjective stuccoed)Back to top  
Coat or decorate with stucco:a stuccoed house
Origin
late 16th century (as a noun): from Italian, of Germanic origin.
裝飾用的灰泥?不太恰當的翻譯
化粧しっくいまたはスタッコ(stucco)は、骨材結合剤、水から成る建築材料。湿った柔らかい状態で塗り、非常に硬い状態になる。壁や天井の表面仕上げとして塗ったり、装飾に使う。コンクリートコンクリートブロック煉瓦日干し煉瓦などの外観があまり美的でない建材の表面に化粧しっくいを塗ることがある。


stucco  
[名](複 ~es, ~s)[U][C]1 (外装の)石目塗りしっくい;化粧しっくい.2 化粧しっくい細工(stuccowork).━━[動](他)…に化粧しっくいを塗る.
化粧しっくいまたはスタッコ(stucco)は、骨材結合剤、水から成る建築材料。湿った柔らかい状態で塗り、非常に硬い状態になる。壁や天井の表面仕上げとして塗ったり、装飾に使う。コンクリートコンクリートブロック煉瓦日干し煉瓦などの外観があまり美的でない建材の表面に化粧しっくいを塗ることがある。
stuccoed
[形]((米略式))酔っぱらった.

felicity
(fĭ-lĭs'ĭ-tē) pronunciation
n., pl., -ties.
    1. Great happiness; bliss.
    2. An instance of great happiness.
  1. A cause or source of happiness.
    1. An appropriate and pleasing manner or style: felicity of expression.
    2. An instance of appropriate and pleasing manner or style.
  2. Archaic. Good fortune.
[Middle English felicite, from Old French felicite, from Latin fēlīcitās, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate.]

felicity






━━ n. 幸福, 至福; 幸福な物事; (表現の)うまさ; うまい表現.

felicitous
adj.
  1. Admirably suited; apt: a felicitous comparison.
  2. Exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style: a felicitous writer.
  3. Marked by happiness or good fortune: a felicitous life.
felicitously fe·lic'i·tous·ly adv.
felicitousness fe·lic'i·tous·ness n.


発音
━━ a. (表現が)適切な; 表現のうまい; 楽しい.
fe・lic・i・tous・ly ━━ ad.
fe・lic・i・tous・ness ━━ n.

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