2016年7月20日 星期三

joiner, tinsmith, Redeemer, deliverer, coffin

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit by a full moon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19th 2016




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IT WAS  a tiny town, worse than a village, inhabited chiefly by old people who so seldom died that it was really vexatious.  Very few coffins were needed for the hospital and the jail; in a word, business was bad.  If Yakov Ivanov had been a maker of coffins in the county  town, he would probably have owned a house of his own by now, and would have been called Mr. Ivanov, but here in this little place he was simply called Yakov, and for some reason his nickname was Bronze.  He lived as poorly as any common peasant in a little old hut of one room, in which he and Martha, and the stove, and a double bed, and the coffins, and his joiner's bench, and all the necessities of housekeeping were stowed away. 

Beside what he received for his work as a joiner, he added a little to his income by playing the violin. There was a Jewish orchestra in the town that played for weddings, led by the tinsmith Moses Shakess, who took more than half of its earnings for himself.




"Yakov!" cried Martha unexpectedly, "I am dying!"
He looked round at his wife. Her face was flushed with fever and looked unusually joyful and bright. Bronze was troubled, for he had been accustomed to seeing her pale and timid and unhappy. It seemed to him that she was actually dead, and glad to have left this hut, and the coffins, and Yakov at last. She was staring at the ceiling, with her lips moving as if she saw her deliverer Death approaching and were whispering with him.






(A joiner is a type of a carpenter that cuts and fits joints in wood without the use of nails, screws, or other metal fasteners. Joiners usually work in a workshop ...
join·er (joi n r). n. 1. A carpenter, especially a cabinetmaker. 2. Informal A person given to joining groups, organizations, or causes.
[名]
1 ((主に英))指物(さしもの)師, 建具屋.
2 ((米略式))いろいろな団体に好んで顔を出す人.)


An entire book on the "Carol"-era Dickens alone could be created from the material that Mr. Slater includes in this compendious and fascinating biography. He seems to have consulted every scrap—and there were tens of thousands—that Dickens scribbled on in his 58 years, to produce exactly what the book's subtitle promises: "a life defined by writing."



redeemer 

Pronunciation: /rɪˈdiːmə/ 



NOUN

1A person who redeems someone or something.
1.1(often the Redeemer) Christ.

Redeemer :贖世主;拯救者:指耶穌基督。
Redemption, the :救贖;拯救;救援:世人因原罪而失寵於天主,但天主因愛人而派遣了救贖者-聖子耶穌降生、被釘十字架,讓世人重回天主懷抱。

com·pen·di·ous (kəm-pĕn'dē-əs) pronunciation
compendious

adj.
Containing or stating briefly and concisely all the essentials; succinct.

[Middle English, from Late Latin compendiōsus, from Latin compendium, a shortening. See compendium.]
compendiously com·pen'di·ous·ly adv.

deliverer
noun
1
a person who delivers goods to customers usually over a regular local route deliverer>
Synonyms deliverer
2
one that saves from danger or destruction deliverers profusely>

[動](他)
1 [deliver A B/deliver B to A]〈A(人・家など)にB(手紙・荷物など)を〉届ける, 配達する, 送付する
deliver letters
手紙を配達する
deliver services
(顧客に)サービスをする
Please deliver this book to him [=him this book].
彼にこの本を届けてください.
2III[名]([副])](人に)〈意見などを〉述べる;〈判決などを〉申し渡す, 〈命令を〉下す((to ...))
deliver a lecture
講義する
deliver an ultimatum
最後通告を言い渡す
He delivered his speech beautifully, but it had little real content.
話し方はうまかったが内容がほとんどなかった.
3 ((話))…をやり遂げる, 果たす, 達成する
deliver today's sales
今日の売上目標を達成する.
4
(1) ((形式))[deliver A of B]〈A(女性・雌)がB(子)を〉分娩(ぶんべん)するのを助ける[に立ち会う];((受身))(子供を)産む((of ...))
be delivered of a baby girl
女児を出産する
The midwife delivered Mrs. Smith of a daughter.
その助産婦はスミス夫人の女児を取り上げた
The cow was delivered of a calf.
その雌牛は子を産んだ.
(2) 〈子を〉産む
She delivered a son at midnight.
真夜中に息子を分娩した.
5 〈球などを〉投げる;…を射出[排出]する, 発する, …を産出する, 出す;((比喩))〈打撃などを〉(…に)加える((to ...))
deliver a curve
カーブを投げる.
6 ((しばしば受身))((形式))〈要塞(さい)・町などを〉(敵に)明け渡す, 〈財産などを〉(人に)引き渡す, 手離す((up, over/to ...));…を交付[手交]する
deliver a suspect to the courtroom
容疑者を法廷に引き渡す
They demanded that I deliver up my fortune.
私に財産を引き渡せと要求した.
7 [deliverA B/deliver B to A]((主に米))(選挙で)〈A(候補者)のためにB(票・支持)を〉集める
We'll deliver him all our support [=deliver all our support to him].
我々は彼を全力で支持するつもりだ.
8 ((しばしば受身))((文))《聖書》〈人・魂などを〉(束縛・わななどから)解放する, 自由にする, …を(…から)救い出す, 助ける((from, out of ...))
deliver him from evil
彼を悪から解放する
deliver an animal from a trap
動物をわなから救い出す
They were delivered from the hands of their enemies.
彼らは敵の手から救い出された.
━━(自)(←(他))
1 (品物・製品を)配達する
The grocer delivers free of charge.
その食料品店はただで配達してくれる.
2 (口に出して)言う, 述べる.
3 子供を産む, お産をする
She delivered two weeks prematurely.
予定日より2週間早くお産した.
4 〈人が〉解放される, 自由の身になる.
5 ((略式))(…を)うまくやりとげる, 期待にそう;(約束を)果たす((on ...))
He never delivers on his promises.
約束を果たしたためしがない.
deliver oneself of ...
〈思想・意見などを〉(自信ありげに)述べる, (口に出して)言う.
[古フランス語←後ラテン語dēlīberāre(dē-離れて+līberāre自由にする=ある状態を解き自由にする)]

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