2016年1月26日 星期二

billowing, nomadic, on end/endent streak, metal lever


Smoke billows from Gaza following an Israeli air strike on Wednesday.CreditJack Guez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


《中英對照讀新聞》Cat saves house from fire by opening a window 貓開窗救了房子免於回祿之災
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A clever cat has been hailed a hero after he prevented his owners’ home from burning down.
一隻聰明的貓在阻止飼主的房子付之一炬後,被視為英雄。
Five-year-old Pepper has learned to open windows and lets himself out every night by hopping on to a kitchen worktop and using his paws to turn the latch. So when a fire broke while his owners were shopping, the quick-thinking puss leapt into action and opened the window to allow the acrid smoke to escape.
5歲的「胡椒」學會開窗,牠每晚跳上廚房流理台,用爪子打動窗閂後跑出家門。所以當飼主去購物時家中突然失火,這隻頭腦靈活的貓立即採取行動,打開窗戶讓嗆鼻濃煙外洩。
The billowing cloud of ash alerted neighbours and firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the blaze before it spread to the rest of the house.
滾滾煙灰讓鄰居警覺,而消防隊疾馳現場,在火勢延燒到房子其他部分前滅了火。
Sharon White and husband Phil were handed Pepper over four years ago after a neighbour could no longer look after it. Pepper developed a ’fierce independent streak’ and would often leave the house for days on end. But over the last few months, he has become increasingly nomadic and has learnt to let himself out through the window by turning the metal lever 90 degrees with his paws.
雪倫.懷特與丈夫菲爾4年前因鄰居不能再照顧「胡椒」而收養牠。「胡椒」養成「極度獨立的特質」,並常離家一連好幾天。然而在近幾月,牠益發流浪成性,並學到用貓爪將金屬窗軸開到90度,讓自己能從窗子跑到戶外。
The dramatic fire started at 4pm on Saturday after the couple nipped to the shops and left their microwave on a ten minute timer, which then caught fire.
這場戲劇性火災起於週六下午4點,這對夫妻在將微波爐設定運作10分鐘後匆匆趕到商店,接著就失火。

A microcosm of the fascinating sound world of the Middle East can be heard
in Algeria. Rai, the local musical style, has its origins in the
traditional tunes of nomadic shepherds. Arab and Andalusian song
traditions, local folklore and French elements all figure into rai. A
selection of Algerian music past and present this time in A World of Music


The trend, career experts said, is an outgrowth of today's nomadic job culture, as well as an attitude among many young people open to adventure and big experiences — and, yes, a bit of indulgence.



傳主將掛毯稱為Mural-nomad
台灣 遊牧 大陸 流動
這通常用"遊牧[放浪]"


nomad 
noun [C]
a member of a group of people who move from one place to another rather than living in one place all of the time:
a tribe of Somalian desert nomads

nomadic
adjective
nomadic people/herdsmen
a nomadic life/existence

nom・ad


  
━━ n. (時にpl.) 遊牧民; 放浪者.
━━ a. 遊牧の; 放浪の.
 no・mad・ic ━━ a. 遊牧の; 放浪の.
no・mad・i・cal・ly ad.
nomadic computing 【コンピュータ】ノマディック・コンピューティング ((移動しながら自由にネットワークを使う)).
 nom・ad・ism ━━ n. 遊牧[放浪]生活.

leap into action︰斷然行動。leap有迅速、突然的進行之意,例句︰The thought leapt into my mind.(我突然有了這個想法。)
on end︰連續地。例句︰They sang for hours on end.(他們連續高歌了好幾個小時。)
Continuously, without interruption, as in It's been raining for days on end. This term, which might just as well be put "seemingly without end," dates from about 1300.

nip︰動詞,一溜煙的跑掉、敏捷的走。例句︰Now I’d better nip back.(我最好這就趕回去。)


billow

Line breaks: bil¦low
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪləʊ /


NOUN

1A large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke, or steam.
1.1ARCHAIC A large sea wave.

VERB

[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION]Back to top  
1(Of fabric) fill with air and swell outwards:her dress billowed out around her(as adjective billowinga billowing skirt and shirt
1.1(Of smoke, cloud, or steam) move or flow outward with an undulating motion:smoke was billowing from the chimney-mouth(as adjective billowingall I could see was thick, billowing smoke

Derivatives


billowy

ADJECTIVE

Origin

mid 16th century: from Old Norse bylgja.

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