-- Mozart in a letter to Leopold Mozart (11 September 1778)
By VIKRAM CHANDRA
Reviewed by JAMES GLEICK
Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.
- 18歲以上成人: 130 mg (一片) PO QD (每天一次)
- 3~18歲: 65 mg (半片) PO QD
- 1個月~3歲: 32 mg (10 ml) PO QD
- 未滿1個月: 16 mg (5 ml) PO QD
可以將一片碘片 (130 mg) 打散後，以20 ml的水溶解，再以20 ml的矯味劑 (巧克力牛奶，柳橙汁或蘇打水) 稀釋，最後濃度為3.25 mg/ml..
Sep 13th 2009
A young damsel and Old Masters await in Naples
It might seem odd for the Museo di Capodimonte to conclude our summer series about hidden-gem museums. How is it that this national museum, in a former royal palace at the top of a mountain (or sizeable hill) with grand views
After all, the Capodimonte is filled with masterpieces from the world famous Farnese Collection, some 800 paintings by such artists as Titian, Raphael, Masaccio and Mantegna. Caravaggio’s searing “Flagellazione” stands out among the dramatic pictures in the Neapolitan Galleries. And then there is Parmigianino’s beloved “Antea”, an arresting portrait of a beautiful young woman (pictured). In Italy images of this woman, whose identity is not known, can be found on everything from fridge magnets to tea towels and Christmas ornaments.
Yet the contents of the Capodimonte are best known from reproductions or loans to international exhibitions. Only 86,000 people visited last year, few of whom were foreigners. Sadly, the city's daunting reputation may put many off, and the museum’s website is too limited to lure the uninitiated. But courage is no longer a prerequisite for a stay in Naples. The city has cleaned up its act (or, in the case of its garbage, had its act cleaned up for it). Handbag snatchers are now far less common than opportunities for delectable pizza. The Capodimonte is not the only reward for spending time in Naples, but it may be the most lasting one.
Will's Word of the Week: Seed By Will Mari
March 16, 2009
The madness of March brings with it a whole hustling host of intriguing basketball words, with one of the more beguiling of these being “seed.” I have to thank Zac Mahlum for suggesting that we dig into it, so to speak, and find out where it came from.We all know, of course, that a seed is a “ripened plant ovule containing an embryo,” as the American Heritage Dictionary defines it, “chiefly, when in the form of ‘grains’ or small roundish bodies,” as the Oxford English Dictionary further elaborates.
A “seed” in sporting terms is a player or team placed in a tournament; “to seed” is to arrange the contestants, especially the higher-ranked teams, so that they encounter one another in the later phases of the championships on more or less equal grounds (after having fought their way through the earlier stages).
It is a very old word indeed, first popping up, as seeds tend to do, in the early 9th century, with its earliest forms coming to us from the Old English sǽd, from the Old Frisian word sêd, the Old Saxon sâd, the Middle Dutch saet (the modern Dutch word being zaad) and the Old High German word sât (the modern German being saat). It may ultimately (and a tad speculatively, I must confess, as I am only an amateur at this level) arise from the very old Gothic word sêds (the “d” standing in for a Germanic letter without an English equivalent), from manasêds, meaning “mankind,” but also related to the same Germanic root as the word “sow.”
So what does this have to do with sports?
The answer: lawn tennis.
Starting around the turn of the last century, perhaps because the game was played on manicured, seeded lawns, the idea of carefully “seeding” tournaments sprang up, with this handy definition from Spalding’s Lawn Tennis Annual, from 1900: “It is generally advisable to ‘seed’ the draw in handicap tournaments so that the players in each class shall be separated as far as possible one from another.”
An article from the June 23, 1924 issue of the London Times expounds on this idea, “This year, for the first time, the draw has been ‘seeded.’ … In some countries the seeding is designed to keep the better players apart until the final stages.” The 1933 Aldin Book of Outdoor Games, with rules for various sports, including tennis, brings up the word as a noun for the first time, with this offbeat line, “‘But why put my beloved lawners last?’ wails the Thibetan ‘seed.’” (“Thibet” being a variant of “Tibet”).
A seed-field, incidentally, is what it reads like: a field of sowed seeds. A good early example can be found in 1831, in Sartor Resartus, by the enigmatic British historian Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), with the line, “For a speculative man, ‘whose seedfield,’ in the sublime words of the Poet, ‘is Time,’ no conquest is important but that of new ideas.”
n. A field in which seed is raised, or a field ready for seeding.
a.Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting. -- Be·guil·ing·ly, adv.
- Greatly pleasing; delightful.
- Greatly pleasing to the taste; delicious. See synonyms at delicious.
Something delightful or delicious: a feast of home-cooked delectables.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēlectābilis, from dēlectāre, to please. See delight.]delectability de·lec'ta·bil'i·ty or de·lec'ta·ble·ness n.
delectably de·lec'ta·bly adv.
seed (SPORT) Show phonetics
especially in tennis, a good player who is given a place on the list of those expected to win games in a particular competition because of the way they have played in the past:
Turner's opponent in the quarter-finals of the darts is the No. 1 seed.
seed Show phonetics
verb [T usually passive]
to make a player a seed:
[+ adjective] Jones, seeded second, has won her last ten matches.
-seeded Show phonetics
The 5th-seeded Browne crushed the defending champion.
A technique of stimulating or enhancing precipitation by distributing dry ice crystals or silver iodide particles over developing storm clouds in a specific area of the atmosphere.
- Enjoyment; pleasure.
[Middle English delectacioun, from Old French, from Latin dēlectātiō, dēlectātiōn-, from dēlectus, past participle of dēlectāre, to please. See delight.]
- aged seed
- 古種子｛こ しゅし｝、加齢種子｛かれい しゅし｝
- ajwain seed
- albuminous seed
- 《植物》有胚乳種子｛ゆうはいにゅう しゅし｝
- all go to seed
- amaranth seed
━━ n. （pl. 〜s, 〜） たね, 種子; 魚精, 白子; （昆虫の）卵; （動物の）精液; 子孫 ((of)); ...
━━ n. （pl. 〜s, 〜） たね, 種子; 魚精, 白子; （昆虫の）卵; （動物の）精液; 子孫 ((of)); （普通pl.） 根源 ((of)); シード選手; 【コンピュータ】シード, （乱数の）種.
go [run] to seed 花時を過ぎて実になる，盛りを過ぎる; やつれる.
in seed （花が盛りを過ぎて）種になって.
raise up seed 子を産む.
sow the good seed 福音を伝える.
sow the seeds of …の種をまく, 原因となる.
━━ vi. 種をまく［生じる］; 成熟する.
━━ vt. 種をまく ((with)); 種を除く; シードする; （人工降雨で）雲に沃化銀粒子などをまく ((with)).
- 1. 種をまく、播種｛はしゅ｝する
- 2. 種ができる、種子｛しゅし｝ができる、結実｛けつじつ｝する
- 1. 〔種を〕蒔く
- 2. 〔果実｛かじつ｝から種を〕取り除く
- 1. 種子｛しゅし｝、種
- 2. 《スポーツ》シード選手｛せんしゅ｝