As the night conceives the sea-sounds in silence,
And out of their droning sibilants makes
“The craft or art of writing is the clumsy attempt to find symbols for the wordlessness.” —John Steinbeck
可全文索引諸如 hiss hiss /dodo
John Fowles 的 Daniel Martin, The French Liewtenant Woman
Sometimes it’s the littlest things that reveal the most, and I had that experience today just watching Google cofounder Sergey Brin walk a couple of San Francisco city blocks.
For the second day in a row at Google’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Brin showed up (late) at a press briefing today, this time following the introduction of a very early version of Google Wave. It’s a new communications and collaboration service that got rave reviews from the large audience of developers, though it won’t be available to real people for several months. (I Twittered about it here, and you can get the full details on the Google blog and on Techmeme.)
Marimekko Brings Finnish Design to New H&M Collection
Ever heard of Marimekko? The Helsinki-based design company has been making bright and bold patterns for more than 50 years.Starting April 10th, Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz is selling six Marimekko patterns from the 1960s as a tribute to the design company. But what was it about Marimekko that had celebrities the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy raving? And where have they been all these years? Report: Kateri Jochum
Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the most eagerly anticipated videogames of the year, is receiving rave reviews from many game critics, a potential indicator of solid sales for the title. Blockbuster success could also influence the outcome of a $2 billion hostile takeover bid for Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the publisher of Grand Theft Auto, by Electronic Arts Inc., as it would reinforce Take-Two's belief that the company deserves a higher offer from EA.
rave (ENTHUSIASTIC) Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] INFORMAL
admiring; giving praise:
The show has received rave reviews/notices in all the papers.
rave Show phonetics
verb [I] INFORMAL
to praise something greatly:
She raved about/over the clothes she had seen at the Paris fashion shows.
raving Show phonetics
adjective [before noun], adverb INFORMAL
complete or extreme, or completely or extremely:
He must be a raving idiot/lunatic.
Her last book was a raving best-seller/success.
She's no raving beauty.
I think you're (stark) raving mad to agree to do all that extra work without being paid for it.
n., pl., -does, or -dos.
- A large, clumsy, flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus), formerly of the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, that has been extinct since the late 17th century.
- Informal. One who is out-of-date, as in dress or ideas.
- Informal. A stupid person; an idiot.
[Portuguese dodó, alteration of obsolete Dutch dodors : Dutch dot, tuft of feathers + obsolete Dutch ors, tail (from Middle Dutch ærs).]
- A sharp sibilant sound similar to a sustained s.
- An expression of disapproval, contempt, or dissatisfaction conveyed by use of this sound.
v., hissed, hiss·ing, hiss·es. v.intr.
To make a hiss: The audience booed and hissed. The teakettle hissed on the stove.
- To utter with a hiss:
- To express (a negative view or reaction) by uttering a hiss: The audience hissed its displeasure.
[Middle English hissen, to hiss, of imitative origin.]hisser hiss'er n.