2016年4月16日 星期六

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Angelus L. :三鐘經:教堂於晨、午、晚鳴鐘,提醒教友紀念耶穌降生救世的奧跡(參閱路一 26-38 ;路二 1-14 )。 Angelus 為 該拉丁祈禱文之首字,意為天使。其禱詞是:「上主的天使向瑪利亞報喜,她因聖神受孕」、「我是上主的婢女,請照禰的話,在我身上完成」、「天主聖言降生成 人,居住在我們中間」。每句中間均誦一遍聖母經,並鳴鐘一次,共三次,故稱三鐘經。最後誦:「天主聖母請為我們祈求,使我們堪受基督的恩許。請大家祈禱: 天主,懇求禰廣施恩寵。我們藉天使的傳報,得悉禰 的聖子降生成人,求禰因祂的苦難和十字聖架,使我們獲享復活的光榮。以上所求是靠我們的主基督。阿們」。

Toyota Falling Behind Rivals in Race to Go Electric
By HIROKO TABUCHI
Mitsubishi and Nissan hope to leapfrog Toyota and G.M. by focusing on battery-powered cars rather than hybrids like the Prius and the Volt.

'Angelology'

By DANIELLE TRUSSONI
Reviewed by SUSANN COKAL
In Danielle Trussoni's rousing novel, a young nun is drawn into an ancient struggle against the Nephilim, hybrid offspring of humans and heavenly beings.
 electrification, mastery

The plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, due out in November 2010, will carry 16 kilowatt-hours and go up to 40 miles on a full charge; if estimates from Mr. Miller hold when it goes into mass production, the battery pack alone would run from $9,600 to $16,000. And that does not count related parts like the system that maintains the temperature of the cells within an acceptable range and manages the charging and discharging.
G.M. would not disclose the price of the battery pack but expressed optimism that it would fall.
“We believe electrification is the future if the industry,” said Bob Kruse, the company’s executive director for global vehicle engineering, hybrids, electric vehicles and batteries.
“The mastery of battery technology is key,” he said. “We still have a lot of work to do.”

electrify, belittle

The Guardian

Chimpanzee sparks alert after electrifying escape from Japan zoo
A chimpanzee escaped from a zoo in northern Japan, climbed a tall electricity pole and then plunged from the wires into a blanket held by a dozen ...

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin electrified the Republican convention Wednesday night, pitching herself as a champion of government reform, mocking Democratic candidate Barack Obama as an elitist and belittling media criticism of her experience.
(By Michael D. Shear, The Washington Post)

THEATER REVIEW | 'THE HOMECOMING'
You Can Go Home Again, but You’ll Pay the Consequences 
By BEN BRANTLEY
As this first-rate revival makes electrifyingly clear, Harold Pinter’s masterpiece is every bit as big as its reputation.

belittle

(bĭ-lĭt'lpronunciation
tr.v.-tled-tling-tles.
  1. To represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; disparage: a person who belittled our efforts to do the job right.
  2. To cause to seem less than another or little: The size of the office tower belittles the surrounding buildings. See synonyms at decry.



electric
 (EXCITEMENT) Show phonetics
adjective
very exciting and producing strong feelings:
an electric performance/atmosphere

electrify Show phonetics
verb [T]
to make a person or group extremely excited by what you say or do:
She electrified her audience with her vivid stories.

electrifying Show phonetics
adjective
very exciting:
an electrifying performance

electrify
tr.v., -fied, -fy·ing, -fies.
  1. To produce electric charge on or in (a conductor).
    1. To wire or equip (a building, for example) for the use of electric power.
    2. To provide with electric power.
    3. Music. To amplify (music) by electronic means.
  2. To thrill, startle greatly, or shock: a powerful performance that electrified the audience.
electrifiable e·lec'tri·fi'a·ble adj.
electrification e·lec'tri·fi·ca'tion (-fĭ-kā'shən) n.
electrifier e·lec'tri·fi'er n.
electrifyingly e·lec'tri·fy'ing·ly adv.mastery

[名][U]
1 ((a 〜))(…の)熟達, 精通, 通暁;専門的技能[知識]((of, over ...))
a mastery of French
フランス語の自由な駆使
No one else had ever achieved such prose mastery .
あれほどの文体を駆使した人はいなかった.
2 (…に対する)勝利, 征服((over, of ...)).
3 (…の)支配(力, 権), 統御(力)((over, of ...))
mastery of the air [the seas]
制空[海]権
have complete mastery over ...
…を完全に支配する.


(măs'tə-rē) pronunciation
n., pl., -ies.
  1. Possession of consummate skill.
  2. The status of master or ruler; control: mastery of the seas.
  3. Full command of a subject of study: Her mastery of economic theory impressed the professors.


Nephilim
(nēfĭl'ĭm), in the Bible, Hebrew word of no known meaning, denoting peoples of gigantic stature with superhuman strength. The term is translated as "giants" in the Authorized Version. The Book of Genesis refers to Nephilim as the offspring of marriages between "daughters of humans" and "sons of God." See also Anak.

Giants. Gen. vi. 4. Num. xiii. 33.

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