2017年6月28日 星期三

desiccated, disused farmland



Wyeth gave America a prim and flinty view of Puritan rectitude, starchily sentimental, through parched gray and brown pictures of spooky frame houses, desiccated fields, deserted beaches, circling buzzards and craggy-faced New Englanders.

A mash-up of memoir, travel guide and history, “The Most Beautiful Walk in the World” is the result of Baxter’s unwitting entry into the tour business. A friend running a week-long literary seminar persuades him to tag along on one of the event’s organized walks with a Harvard professor/Robert Redford look-alike. The academic, Baxter observes, turns out to be “more than dry. He was parched. Desiccated.”



Embryons desséchés - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryons_desséchés

Embryons desséchés ("Desiccated embryos") is a piano composition by Erik Satie, composed in the summer of 1913. The composition consists of three little ...

Erik Satie: Dried-Up Embryos, with English subtitles

https://youtu.be/PyQaeg1_bmM


Quake-Scarred Haiti Tries Rural Road to Recovery

Seeing an opportunity to fix the structural problems that have kept Haiti stuck in poverty, planners are trying to revive the country’s desiccated, disused farmland.


desiccate[des・ic・cate]

  • 発音記号[désikèit]
  • To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture. See Synonyms at dry. 3. To make dry, dull, or lifeless: "Stalinism desiccated the grassroots of urban government" (Timothy J. Colton).

[動](他)((形式))
1 …をからからに乾燥させる;〈食物を〉乾燥保存する;…を(保存のため)脱水する(dehydrate)
a desiccating agent
乾燥剤
desiccated fruit
ドライフルーツ.
2 …の活力[知力]を枯渇させる.
━━(自)乾燥する, 干上がる.
dès・ic・cá・tion
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