2016年7月7日 星期四

grotto, crypt, monolithic, statuary


“There’s not a monolithic thing called ‘the Jewish economy’ that marches across space and time.” -- Derek Penslar, professor of Israel studies at Oxford University and also professor of Jewish history at the University of Toronto.

Striving for Wealth and Truth in China, in Face of Monolithic Government

May 28, 2014
 野心與「剩女」碰到鐵板一塊的中國政府




阙形龛内的弥勒佛 莫高窟第275窟南壁




莫高窟第275窟 北凉

  纵580厘米、横340厘米、高365厘米

  Cave 275 Mogao Grottoes

  Northern Liang Dynasty 397-439 A.D.

  D:580cm. W:340 cm. H:365cm.

grotto

(grŏt'ō) pronunciation

n., pl. -toes or -tos.
  1. A small cave or cavern.
  2. An artificial structure or excavation made to resemble a cave or cavern.
[Alteration of Italian grotta, from Vulgar Latin *grupta, from Latin crypta, vault. See crypt.]
Wikipedia article "Grotto".

A vivid handscroll titled ''Outing to Zhang Gong's Grotto,'' by the painter Shitao, done around 1700, depicts one such cave, which, with its fabulous stalactites and rainbow colors, might have come straight from William Blake's visionary illustrations for Dante. It is no wonder that even the humblest desktop rock provided rich terrain for imaginative journeying.


statuary[stat・u・ar・y]

  • 発音記号[stǽtʃuèri | -tʃuəri]
[名][U]
1 ((集合的))彫像, 塑像(群).
2 彫像[塑像]術.
━━[形]彫像の, 立像の, 塑像用の.



grotto

n., pl. -toes or -tos.
  1. A small cave or cavern.
  2. An artificial structure or excavation made to resemble a cave or cavern.
[Alteration of Italian grotta, from Vulgar Latin *grupta, from Latin crypta, vault. See crypt.]



The tomb of Rousseau in the crypt of the Panthéon, Paris


System of isles and caves


Thien Cung grotto
The bay consists of a dense cluster of 1,969 limestone monolithic islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, which rise spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Đầu Gỗ (Wooden stakes Cave) is the largest grotto in the Ha Long area. French tourists visited in the late 19th century, and named the cave Grotte des Merveilles.


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Helmsley also specified that the dog, upon passing, be buried beside her in the family mausoleum, with a further $3 million earmarked for the upkeep of the crypt, including yearly steam cleaning. However, even resting forever beside the woman who adored him is likely to be denied the Maltese, as state law forbids animal remains being interred in human cemeteries.

crypt
n.
  1. An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
  2. Anatomy. A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
[Latin crypta, from Greek kruptē, from feminine of kruptos, hidden, from kruptein, to hide.]


ASIAN-AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER STUDENTS ARE NOT MONOLITHICALLY SUCCESSFUL, REPORT SAYS
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders are, as a whole, not as well educated and financially successful as prevailing stereotypes often suggest, according to the preliminary findings of a report released on Monday. The report, which will be published in final form later this summer by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education, examines how the shifting demographics of those populations have affected the colleges that serve them. The findings challenge the "model minority myth," in which all Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic groups are believed to have disproportionately high enrollments at highly selective four-year institutions, and in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The article is in The Chronicle of Higher Education.



monolithic
mŏn'ə-lĭth'ĭk) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Constituting a monolith: a monolithic sculpture.
  2. Massive, solid, and uniform: the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture.
  3. Constituting or acting as a single, often rigid, uniform whole: a monolithic worldwide movement.
monolithically mon'o·lith'i·cal·ly adv.

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