2016年4月8日 星期五

flabbergast, monotype, electrotype, rapturous


Chinese officials were flabbergasted when the pope received a more rapturous response than president Xi Jinping in New York last September

1/2: A portrait of China's complex relationship with Christianity
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Watch Edgar Degas’s printmaking process in action. "A Strange New Beauty," featuring approximately 120 monotypes along with some 60 paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints, opens Saturday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC8L2O7I0wk


“I’m still in shock,” said Ivan G. Wong, the principal seismologist of URS Corporation in Oakland, Calif., contemplating Japan’s efforts to resist earthquake damage and its parallels to building standards in this country.
“This is really the best analogue we have for the United States,” he said, and “I’m just flabbergasted by the amount of damage we’re seeing.”


Blindsided ... Richie and the whole American Century team are flabbergasted that their logo resembles a toilet. Photograph: HBO



張華兄真的是L. Carroll 先生專家。我昨天抱怨他沒將{序}的electrotype 譯出,他今天找出約1868年新印刷科技,以及其實際印{Alice奇境雙書} (Carroll與插畫家追求書籍裝印藝術品質很感人)的情形....也是重要的印刷科技使之一頁。

《奇境》自1868年起改用新發明的電鑄法製版,本文介紹印製過程和實物。

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rapturous
ˈraptʃərəs/提交
adjective
characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.

"he was greeted with rapturous applause"


flabbergast

(flăb'ər-găst') pronunciation
tr.v., -gast·ed, -gast·ing, -gasts.
To cause to be overcome with astonishment; astound. See synonyms at surprise.

[Origin unknown.]





monotype 

Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnə(ʊ)tʌɪp/ 



NOUN

1(Monotype)[USUALLY AS MODIFIER] Printing , trademark A typesetting machine, now little used, which casts type in metal, one character at a time:Monotype machines
2A single print taken from a design created in oil paint or printing ink on glass or metal.

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