2016年6月29日 星期三

snooze, updraft, codpiece, pouch


“She addresses him as if he has just woken up from a 20-year snooze and has never heard of the Houses of Parliament.”
A leaked email from Sarah Vine, full of orders and instructions over a deal with Boris Johnson, reveals the rottenness of our politics
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Archive: Apopo, a charity, is harnessing the enthusiasm for repetitive tasks and acute sense of smell of the Giant African pouched rat to locate landmines and help diagnose TB. Working in Mozambique and Tanzania, they have already cleared large areas of unexploded ordnance and detected TB in hundreds of samples

'The codpieces in the adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall are “definitely too small”, according to a Cambridge academic who has been researching the 16th-century accessory through the literature and paintings of its time.'

Research confirms inadequacy of codpieces in TV version of Wolf Hall
Cambridge conference hears proud history of 16th-century phallic...



Guardian culture 新增了 3 張新相片
Did the codpiece – highlight of male fashion in the Renaissance – gradually succumb to the ‘peascod’ belly? As a Cambridge conference investigates the subject, follow the pouch’s rise and fall through European portraiture
http://www.theguardian.com/…/the-codpiece-in-art-renaissanc…


我有興趣了解日本字典如何翻譯codpiece :
[名]股(また)袋:15-16世紀のぴったりした男性用半ズボンの前につけた袋.
[cod(睾丸(こうがん))+PIECE]

Gambian pouched rat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

The Gambian pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus), also known as the African giantpouched rat, is a nocturnal pouched rat of the giant pouched rat genus ...



Full Definition of pouch

  1. 1:  a small drawstring bag carried on the person
  2. 2a :  a bag of small or moderate size for storing or transporting goods; specifically :  a lockable bag for first-class mail or diplomatic dispatchesb chiefly Scottish :  pocketc :  packet
  3. 3:  an anatomical structure resembling a pouch
Pouch may refer to:

 codpiece
Line breaks: cod|piece
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒdpiːs/
Definition of codpiece in English:
noun
A pouch attached to a man’s breeches or close-fitting hose to cover the genitals, worn in the 15th and 16th centuries.


EXAMPLE SENTENCES

Origin

from earlier cod 'scrotum' (from Old English codd 'bag, pod') + piece.






Ronald Reagan still divides people. American conservatives revere him as practically a demigod. He shrank the state, rescued the economy and won the cold war; all Republican candidates must pay homage. The left dismisses him as malign and moronic—a B-movie actor who floated into the White House on an updraft of phoney charm, a man who snoozed during meetings, blew up the deficit and propped up unsavoury third-world despots from Argentina to Zaire.http://econ.st/1DGIJvJ












The great storyteller’s story

Reagan: The Life. By H.W. Brands. Doubleday; 805 pages; $35. MORE than a decade after his death, Ronald Reagan still divides people. American conservatives revere...

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snooze 

Pronunciation: /snuːz/ 
informal

NOUN

1A short, light sleep, especially during the day:he settled in the grass for a snooze
2North American Something boring or tedious.

VERB

[NO OBJECT]
Have a short, light sleep:the children play beach games while the adults snooze in the sun

Derivatives

snoozer

NOUN

snoozy

ADJECTIVE (snooziersnooziest)

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.





updraught


Line breaks: up|draught
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpdrɑːft/

(US updraft)



Definition of updraught in English:

noun

An upward current or draught of air.

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