2017年6月17日 星期六

dripping gore, gored, tusk, mammoth, narwhal, get a person's goat, chimping, groin

Warning: graphic


A Spanish bullfighter has been gored to death in front of horrified spectators. He was the first to be killed in the ring in more than 30 years.


"Something will come of this. I hope it mayn’t be human gore!"
--from "Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty" (1841) by Charles Dickens


A 320-page book, with every scene drawn from a single vantage point: the corner of one room. Cute characters, taking tea, suddenly surrounded by dripping gore. A Punch and Judy story, as told by Neil Gaiman.
Cartoonist Ian Williams recommends his favourite eerie, spooky graphic novels.



From Neil Gaiman’s evil Mr Punch to Hannah Berry’s characters in eerie peril on a night train, these are stories full of seasonal unease
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西班牙鬥牛士在表演最後一個用劍把鬥牛刺殺的動作時,被抬頭的牛用尖角嚴重刺傷陰部(緊急手術援救時發現陰囊言鬨受傷瘀血,而左睪丸必須切除),然後用被刺進衣服撩起摔下。
A Spanish bullfighter has been gored in the groin
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With every step, the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he'd sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified.
公牛愈追愈近,眼看牛角就要頂到這位官員!官員顯然是嚇壞了。




Far Away From Wall Street, a Herd Gets Gored


Some of the world's biggest banks and law firms are fighting over what's left of Lehman Brothers. And so are the owners of 1,000 goats.




中英對照讀新聞 - It really gets my goat when I miss a great shot! 我錯過一個大好鏡頭真令我抓狂

One Russian wildlife photographer captured this perfect Kodak moment at a reserve in Kabardino-Balkaria - but another didn’t.
一名俄羅斯野生生態攝影師在卡巴迪諾—巴卡里亞保育區捕捉到這個完美鏡頭,但另一名攝影師錯過了。
As the fellow photographer was checking his camera a goat poked its head up from behind a rock and...he missed it.
就在這名攝影同伴正查看他的相機時,一隻山羊從一塊岩石後面探出頭來…而他錯過了這個鏡頭。
Igor Shpilenok did manage to snap it though, and his picture perfectly illustrates the dangers of "chimping" too much.
不過,伊格爾.史匹倫諾柯成功拍下這一刻,他的照片正好說明太常「檢視照片」的危險。
Chimping is a colloquial term used in digital photography to describe the habit of checking every photo on the camera display (LCD) immediately after capture.
Chimping是用於數位攝影的口語用詞,用來描述拍照後立即在相機液晶螢幕上檢視每張照片的習慣。
Stare too much at the back of your camera and you might miss a great photo opportunity - like this man.
太常盯著你的相機機背螢幕看,你或許就會錯失一個大好鏡頭,就像這名男子一樣。
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get a person's goat
((話))〈人を〉怒らせる.get one’s goat:動詞片語,激怒某人、使生氣。Your attitude really gets my goat.(你的態度令我很火大。)
Kodak moment:俚語,名詞,僅此一次、值得留下紀錄的珍貴時刻。例句:They had a very touching reunion after being separated for 10 years. What a Kodak moment.(分離十年後,他們很感人地團圓。真是珍貴的一刻。)
chimping:俚語,以數位相機拍照後立即檢視照片的動作,原形chimp,動詞。例句:He chimped his shots nervously to make sure he didn’t miss that Kodak moment.(他緊張地檢視他拍的照片,以確定他沒有錯過那珍貴的時刻。)



《中英對照讀新聞》New tusk test could help stop ivory trade 新的象牙檢測可能有助於阻止象牙交易
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Forensic experts have developed an unusual way of dating elephant tusks in a bid to stop the illegal trade of ivory.
為了阻止非法象牙交易,法醫專家已發展出確定象牙年代的獨特方式。
Only the sale of antique ivory from before 1947 is permitted in the EU but there is no accurate method of identifying it from modern ivory.
歐盟只允許1947年以前骨董象牙的銷售,然而卻沒有鑑定新象牙的精確方法。
Now a scientist at Edinburgh Zoo has come up with the test which, it could be said, owes its success to the Cold War.
現在愛丁堡動物園的一名科學家想出檢測方法,可以說,該檢測的成功應歸功於冷戰。
The 1950s saw widespread nuclear weapons testing which caused a rise in the levels of a certain chemical in the atmosphere. The amount of carbon 14 doubled by 1965 and can be found in the bones and tusks of animals.
1950年代廣泛的核武試爆造成大氣中某種化學物質的濃度上升。到了1965年,大氣中碳14的量增加一倍,而且能在動物的骨骼與牙齒內發現。
If an ivory sample displays a high level of the matter then it proves it came from an animal alive after the introduction of nuclear testing in the 50s and is therefore being sold illegally.
如果一個象牙樣本顯示該物質(碳14)濃度高,就證明它來自一個存活於50年代核子試爆開始後的動物,因此是非法販賣。


Herman Melville, who died September 28th 1891, joked that narwhals' tusks are used to open letters. He was quite wrong: they are actually used to attract mates. (Narwhals with big tusks are well endowed at the other end too.) From the archive:
赫爾曼 · 梅爾維爾,1891 年 9 月 28 日去世,享年開玩笑說,獨角鯨的長牙用來打開信件。他完全錯了: 他們實際上用來吸引伴侶。(獨角鯨的大獠牙好天生的另一端也。)從存檔:



EVER since Europeans began trading the whorled ivory tusk of the narwhal in the 12th century, people have puzzled over its purpose. Early research was hampered...
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mammoth
adjective
extremely large:
Cleaning up the city-wide mess is going to be a mammoth task.
It's a mammoth undertaking - are you sure you have the resources to cope?

mammoth 
noun [C]
a type of large hairy elephant with tusks which no longer exists



━━ n. 【動】マンモス; 巨大なもの.
━━ a. 巨大な.
 Mammoth Cave National Park マッモス・ケーブ国立公園 ((Kentucky州南西部の国立公園;鍾乳洞で有名)).

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Chinese Unveil Mammoth Arts Center



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The new National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing is meant to establish a cultural core next to Tiananmen Square, a political center.




groin

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noun

1The area between the abdomen and the upper thighon either side of the body.
1.1informal The region of the genitals:she kicked him in the groin

2Architecture curved edge formed by twointersecting vaults.



date︰動詞,確定…年代。名詞有(口語)預約的活動之意,例句︰It’s a date.(就這麼說定、一言為定。)
in a bid to︰片語,企圖、爭取。AOL revamped its logo in a bid to revive the brand. (美國線上為了提振品牌,改換了形象標章。)
owe(to)︰動詞,應歸功於。例句︰She owes her success to hard work.(她把成功歸因於辛勤工作。)





gore 1 

Pronunciation: /ɡɔː/ 

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
Blood that has been shed, especially as a result of violence:the film omitted the blood and gore in order to avoid controversy



Origin

Old English gor 'dung, dirt', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch goorSwedish gorr 'muck, filth'. The current sense dates from the mid 16th century.

Definition of gore

verb

[with object]
(of an animal such as a bull) pierce or stab (a person or other animal) with a horn or tusk: he was gored to death by a charging bull

gore (INJURE) Show phonetics
verb [T]
(of an animal) to cause an injury with the horns or tusks:
gored by a bull



4gore

noun

Definition of GORE

1
:  bloodespecially :  clotted blood
2
:  gruesomeness depicted in vivid detail

Origin of GORE

Middle English, filth, from Old English gor
First Known Use: 1563

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