“This is undignified ... This has to change.”
Refugees arriving in Switzerland have to turn over to the state any assets worth more than 1,000 Swiss francs (£690) to help pay for their upkeep.
The Materialist Fallacy
By DAVID BROOKS
The weakening of our social fabric can't be reduced to economics.
這本書的翻譯有時很"妙 "譬如說 214-15 頁談教堂的fabric 望文生義將 它翻譯成綸紱
其實fabric 就是((古))建造物, 建物./（特に教会堂の）建造；維持.
In 1348, John Thavie, a local armourer, “left a considerable Estate towards the support of the fabric forever”, a legacy which survived the English Reformation, was invested carefully through the centuries, and still provides for the church's current upkeep. In the 15th century, the wooden church was replaced by a medieval stone one.
- A cloth produced especially by knitting, weaving, or felting fibers.
- The texture or quality of such cloth.
- A complex underlying structure: destroyed the very fabric of the ancient abbey during wartime bombing; needs to protect the fabric of civilized society.
- A method or style of construction.
- A structural material, such as masonry or timber.
- A physical structure; a building.
[Middle English fabryke, something constructed, from Old French fabrique, from Latin fabrica, craft, workshop, from faber, fabr-, workman, artificer.]
1 織物, 編み物, 織地, 生地
2 [U]（建物・社会などの）構造, 骨組み, 組織, 機構；（建物の）基礎構造（壁・床・屋根）
the fabric of an argument
3 [C]((古))建造物, 建物.
nankeen (nan-KEEN or nan-KIN)
1. A yellow or buff color.
2. A sturdy yellow or buff cotton fabric.
3. (nankeens) Trousers made of this cloth.
4. A Chinese porcelain having blue designs on a white background.
After Nanking, a city in China, where it was first made, now spelled as Nanjing. Nanjing is literally "southern capital". Beijing means "northern capital".
"A bright, laughing face ... a traveling-dress of a nankeen color ... such were the characteristics of our fair guest." — Wilkie Collins; The Queen of Hearts: A Novel; BiblioLife; 2009.
- 〔nænkín | næ-, nǽnkin〕
1 南京木綿(なんきんもめん)（黄色または淡黄色のじょうぶな織物）；((〜s))南京木綿製の衣服［ズボン］.2 黄色, 淡黄色.