2016年7月26日 星期二

corps, corpse, autopsy, stablemaster, corpse flower,

They'll release the "stench of rotting flesh."

The colder parts of Japan are preparing for heavy snows. People in these regions wrap straw mats or ropes around tree trunks to keep them stable, and protect their homes with wooden fences.

Due to its odor, which is like the smell of a rotting animal, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the corpse flower, orcorpse plant (Indonesian: bunga bangkai – bunga means flower, while bangkai can be translated as corpse, cadaver, or carrion).

Amorphophallus titanum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

巨花魔芋,(學名Amorphophallus titanum),又名屍花泰坦魔芋,是天南星科魔芋屬植物
巨花魔芋具有世界上最大的不分支花序;世界上最大的分枝花序,則是貝葉棕的花序;世界上最大的花則為大花草。巨花魔芋的印尼文名稱叫做「bunga bangkai」,「bunga」意為「花」,「bangkai」意為「屍體」,巨花魔芋在開花的時候會散發一股類似屍臭的味道,因此又有「屍花」的別名。在印尼,同樣的名稱也用來稱呼大花草,因為大花草開花時也會散發類似的氣味。大花草和巨花魔芋一樣,原生地都為印尼的蘇門答臘熱帶雨林

sta • ble2
  1. [形]
  2. 1 ぐらつかない,しっかりした
    • a stable base
    • 安定した基盤.
  3. 2 〈性格・感情などが〉安定した,変わらない;信頼できる;正気の
  4. 3 持続性のある,永続する;変動のない
    • keep prices stable
    • 物価の安定を維持する.
  5. 4 〈病状が〉安定している.
  6. 5 《物理学》(外力に影響されず)安定性のある;〈化合物・分子が〉簡単に分解しない
  1. sta・ble・ness
    • [名]
  1. sta・bly
    • [副]

━━ n. うまや, 牛舎; ((集合的)) (うまやの)馬[競走馬]; 〔話〕 (同一の監督下で働く)記者連, 騎手連, ボクサーたち, 合同会社の一種.
 lock [shut, close] the stable door (after the horse has bolted) 〔ことわざ〕 泥棒を見てなわをなう; 後の祭りになる.
━━ v. うまやに入れる[住む].
 stable・boystable・lad 馬丁.
 sta・bling ━━ n. うまや(の収容力).

我常常開玩笑說,我是一字走天下。我用了 「autopsy」 這個字,報導陳文成被美國人驗屍,結果惹來橫禍,卻也間接成了這個字的啟蒙老師。28年之后,有些朋友依然引用此字,尋我開心。
Russia President Dismisses Georgia’s Leader as a ‘Political Corpse’
President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia made his comments after the European Union strongly criticized Russia for its military offensive in Georgia.


Line breaks: corps

NOUN (plural corps /kɔːz/)

1A main subdivision of an army in the field, consisting of two or more divisions:the 5th Army Corps
1.1A branch of an army assigned to a particular kind of work:the Royal Army Medical Corps
1.2[WITH ADJECTIVE OR NOUN MODIFIER] A body of people engaged in a particular activity:the press corps
1.3short for corps de ballet.


late 16th century: from French, from Latin corpus 'body'.


Line breaks: corpse
Pronunciation: /kɔːps /━━ n. (人間の)死体.


A dead body, especially of a human being rather than an animal:the corpse of a man lay thereFIGURATIVE he believed that fascism would revive the corpse of Europe


1Spoil a piece of acting by forgetting one’s lines or laughing uncontrollably:Peter just can’t stop himself corpsing when he is on stage
1.1[WITH OBJECT] Cause (an actor) to forget their lines and start laughing:one singer ad libbed and corpsed his colleagues on stage


Middle English (denoting the living body of a person or animal): alteration of corse by association with Latincorpus, a change which also took place in French (Old French cors becoming corps). The p was originally silent, as in French; the final e was rare before the 19th century, but now distinguishes corpse from corps.
━━ n. 検死; 実地検証; 詳細な分析.

noun [C or U]
the cutting open and examination of a dead body in order to discover the cause of death:
They carried out/performed an autopsy.
The body arrived for autopsy at the Dallas hospital.

In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a common manager, or a common storyline -- which puts them together as a unit. Stables can be small alliances of three to six wrestlers (like Evolution, The Cabinet, MNM, The Dudley Boyz, Team Xtreme, Team Canada, Planet Jarrett, the Latin American Exchange and others), or supergroups that include up to half the promotion's talent roster (like the New World Order (nWo) and Sports Entertainment Xtreme). Often the loudest of them appears in promos, occasionally with another wrestler whose gimmick is to be largely silent, perhaps even mute, but nonetheless nodding or gesturing in wild agreement.

日本的殺人罪文過記 L.A. Times criticizes Japan over sumo wrestler's death
L.A. Times criticizes Japan over sumo wrestler's death

LOS ANGELES--Friday's issue of the Los Angeles Times carried a story harshly criticizing Japanese police over the recent case of a 17-year-old sumo wrestler who died after being beaten by his stablemaster and his stablemates, claiming that police are too reluctant to conduct judicial autopsies. 法案驗屍
The article said: "Photos of the dead teenager's corpse show a deep cut on his right arm, horrific bruising...and his legs are pocked with small burns the size of a lit cigarette...The cause of death was 'heart disease,' police declared."
Referring to the decision by Aichi prefectural police not to conduct an autopsy and instead conclude that the wrestler, Takashi Saito, of the Tokitsukaze stable, had died of a health condition, the front-page article said Japanese police "try to avoid adding murders to their case load unless the identity of the killer is obvious."
As reasons for the low rate of implementing autopsies, the article quoted Japanese sources as saying, "Police discourage autopsies that might reveal a higher murder rate in their jurisdiction and pressure doctors to attribute unnatural deaths to health reasons, usually heart failure," and, "There is also a cultural resistance in Japan to handling the dead, with families often reluctant to insist upon a procedure that invades the body of a loved one."
The article concluded that though Japan's autopsy system was introduced by the United States just after the end of World War II, it is not functioning sufficiently.