2017年6月7日 星期三

crawl, neighborhood crawl, smuggle, sewage, gesticulate, hands laced

“So, so,” Deffner sleepily answered.
Next thing the German tourist knew, he was sweating over a bowl of delicious, steaming-hot chicken soup, the watchful eyes of Grandma Vangelió and her daughter Irini glued on him. When Irini started wildly gesticulating at her brother Pericles, who had just arrived, Deffner broke out in cold sweat. “What’ve I done?” he asked, warily.

//透過網站爬蟲 (Web crawling) 技術,把創新及科技基金二十多年投資的五千多個科研項目數據從基金網站發掘出來和整理後,並以圖像方法展示數據。//
透過網站爬蟲 (Web crawling) 技術,把創新及科技基金二十多年投資的五千多個科研項...

In a country where everyone gesticulated, he would sit with his hands laced in front of him in the style of the pre-war popes.

A Palestinian clearing a tunnel of sewage in Rafah, between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip.
Hatem Moussa/Associated Press
Egypt Lets Sewage Flow to Block Tunnels
GAZA — The Egyptian military has resorted to a new tactic to shut down the smuggling tunnels connecting Sinai and Gaza: flooding them with sewage.

A mysterious cipher is being scrawled on the walls around London. The first person to see the cipher is dead within hours of reading it. Sherlock plunges into a world of codes and symbols, consulting with London's best graffiti artists. He soon learns that the city is in the grip a gang of international smugglers, a secret society called the Black Lotus.

Photos: The Places and Faces of Lisbon
On a neighborhood crawl, discover a bookstore with catwalks and meet some of the city’s people. 

bar crawling 


.1(Of an insect or small animal) move slowly along a surface:the tiny spider was crawling up Nicky’s arm
1.2(Of a vehicle) move at an unusually slow pace:the traffic was crawling along
1.3Swim using the crawl:I turned without stopping and crawled back to the deep end
1.4technical (Of paint or other liquid) move after application to form an uneven layer over the surface below:glazes can crawl away from a crack in the piece
2[NO OBJECT] informal Behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone’s favour:a reporter’s job can involve crawling to objectionable people
3(be crawling with) Be covered or crowded with (insects or people), to an extent that is objectionable:the floor was dirty and crawling with bugs

4[WITH OBJECT] Computing (Of a program) systematically visit (a number of web pages) in order to create an index of data:its automated software robots crawl websites, grabbing copies of pages to index


1An act of moving on one’s hands and knees or dragging one’s body along the ground:they began the crawl back to their own lines
1.1A slow rate of movement, typically that of a vehicle:he reduced his speed to a crawl

2A swimming stroke involving alternate overarm movements and rapid kicks of the legs:she could do the crawl and so many other strokes


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Definition of gesticulate


[no object]
  • use gestures, especially dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one’s words:they were shouting and gesticulating frantically at drivers who did not slow down



Pronunciation: /-lətɪv/





Pronunciation: /-lət(ə)ri/



early 17th century: from Latin gesticulat- 'gesticulated', from the verb gesticulari, from gesticulus, diminutive of gestus 'action'


IN BRIEF: A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body; A very slow movement; A swimming stroke; Move slowly; Show submission or fear.

pronunciation They say you must learn to crawl before you can walk.
Tutor's tip: He started to "crawl" (move on one's hands and knees along the ground) in the "kraal" (fenced enclosure for people or animals).


  • 発音記号[krɔ'ːl]
1 〈人・虫などが〉はう, はって行く((about, across))
crawl (about) on hands and knees
There's a lizard crawling on the window.
2 〈植物が〉はう, はい広がる((along)).
3 〈時間・乗り物・仕事などが〉ゆっくり進む((by, along))
The train crawled along.
The hours crawled by.
4 (獲物などに)そっと近づく((toward, on, upon ...));こそこそすり寄る;(…に)(ぺこぺこ)こびへつらう((before, to ...))
crawl before a person
crawl into a person's favor
5 〈場所が〉(虫・人などで)あふれている, いっぱいである((with ...))
The cupboard crawled with insects.
6 〈肌が〉むずむずする, (不快感で)鳥肌が立つ
make a person's skin crawl
鳥肌を立たせる, ぞくっとさせる
My flesh crawled at the thought.
7 クロールで泳ぐ.
8 〈ペンキなどが〉めくれる.
1 ((a 〜))はうこと;のろのろ進むこと, 徐行
a dangerous crawl up the roof
go at a crawl
のろのろ歩く, 徐行する.
2 ((通例the 〜))(水泳の)クロール(crawl stroke).


(skrôl) pronunciation

v., scrawled, scrawl·ing, scrawls. v.tr.
To write hastily or illegibly.

To write in a sprawling, irregular manner.

  1. Irregular, often illegible handwriting.
  2. Something, such as a note, written hastily or illegibly.
[Perhaps from obsolete scrawl, to gesticulate, sprawl, from Middle English scrawlen, probably blend of sprawlen, to sprawl. See sprawl and craulen, to crawl; see crawl1.]
scrawler scrawl'er n.
scrawly scrawl'y adj.

[動](他)〈字・絵などを〉ぞんざいに書く, 走り書きする;〈壁などに〉(字・絵などを)落書きする((with ...)).
━━(自)(…に)走り書きする, 落書きする((on, over ...)).
1 ぞんざいに書いた文字[手紙];落書き.
2 ((略式))へたな筆跡.
[後中英語. SPRAWL(手足を伸ばす)とCRAWL1(はう)が合体したもの. かつては手足一般の動きをいったもの]

 gang of smugglers
[動](他)[III[名]([副])]1 …を(場所に)密輸入する, 密入国させる;((略式))こっそり持ち込む((in/into ...)) smuggle a pistol into the...

Definition of lace


  • 1 [mass noun] a fine open fabric of cotton or silk, made by looping, twisting, or knitting thread in patterns and used especially for trimming garments: a dress trimmed in white lace [as modifier]:a lace collar [count noun]:fine needlepoint laces
  • braid used for trimming, especially on military dress uniforms: his generals were covered with gold lace
  • 2 (usually laces) a cord or leather strip passed through eyelets or hooks on opposite sides of a shoe or garment and then pulled tight and fastened: brown shoes with laces


[with object]
  • 1fasten or tighten (a shoe or garment) by tying the laces:he put the shoes on and laced them up
  • tighten a laced corset around the waist of:Rosina laced her up tight to show off her neat waist
  • (lace someone into) fasten someone into (a garment) by tightening the laces:she couldn’t breathe, laced into this frock
  • [no object] (of a garment or shoe) be fastened by means of laces:the shoes laced at the front
  • 2 [with object and adverbial] entwine (things, especially fingers) together:she laced her fingers together
  • (lace something through) pass a lace or cord through (a hole): he laced the twine through the eyelets and pulled it tight
  • 3 (usually be laced with) add an ingredient, especially alcohol, to (a drink or dish) to enhance its flavour or strength:coffee laced with brandy
  • give (something) a large amount or degree of a feature or quality:the script is laced with expletives his voice was laced with derision

Phrasal Verbs

lace into

informal attack verbally or physically:Brady laced into his teammates for playing with a lack of passion