2016年1月24日 星期日

bosh, decamp, róadwày, camping, glamping


A record number of Jews are leaving France for Israel after the Charlie…
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Despite fleeing the country, almost all the culprits were eventually captured.




In Travel, We're All Boomers Now
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM


From backpacking to glamping, the postwar generation has long influenced travel choices. This year it's truer than ever.



Ill
ustration and description of trees planted by army of Zuo Zongtang along roadways…
Equipped with this vision — and unhappy with Calcutta’s transformation from a place where “the days went by in leisurely fashion,” to the churning, chaotic city that it is today — Tagore decamped in 1901 to a barren plain about 100 miles north of Calcutta. Tagore’s father owned land there, and on one visit experienced a moment of unexpected bliss. He built a hut to mark the spot, but other than that and a few trees, the young Tagore found only “a vast open country.”

róadwày[róad・wày]

[名][C][U]
1 道路敷地[用地], 道路.
2 車道.
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bosh (bosh)
noun, interjection
Nonsense.

Etymology
From Turkish bos (empty). The term was popularized in English by its use in the novels of James J. Morier (1780-1849)

noun
The lower sloping part of a blast furnace, between hearth and stack.
[Apparently from German.]

Usage
"'I was a flop in movies,' Mary Martin once told me. Bosh! She was rewriting history. Martin made a dozen Hollywood musicals, all successful, before decamping to Broadway fame." — Jim Bawden; Very Special; Toronto Star (Canada); Sep 25, 1993.

"The Advertising Standards Authority say it's OK to call Germans 'Krauts'. The Mirror disagrees and will not be using this obviously offensive term to describe our German friends." — Talking Bosh; The Mirror (London, UK); Oct 24, 2001. (© Wordsmith Words)



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decamp (dĭ-kămp') pronunciation
intr.v., -camped, -camp·ing, -camps.
verb
[no object]
  • leave a place suddenly or secretly:now he has decamped to Hollywood
  • break up or leave a military camp: the armies of both chiefs had decamped

Derivatives



decampment

noun

Origin:

late 17th century: from French décamper, from dé- (expressing removal) + camp 'camp'

  1. To depart secretly or suddenly.
  2. To depart from a camp or camping ground.
    [動](自)
    1 キャンプをたたむ;(野営地を)去る((from ...)).
    2 (…から;…を持って)素早く[ひそかに]立ち去る, 逃亡する((from;with ...)).
    de・camp・ment
    [名]
[French décamper, from Old French descamper, to strike camp : des-, de- + camper, to camp (from camp, camp; see camp1).]
decampment de·camp'ment n.



glamping 195 up, 73 down

Shorthand for glamorous camping; luxury camping.
I ain't sleepin' in no tent! For real, I'm goin' glamping!

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