2016年10月10日 星期一

rendezvous, boor, boorish, narcissist, dig at, poke a person in the ribs,

Tourists Behaving Badly: Name-and-Shame Effort Fails to Fix China's Image

By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW

Brawling, vandalism and other boorish acts at home and abroad have raised doubts about the effectiveness of a "tourism blacklist" set up last year.


Donald Trump has dominated the presidential race by telling angry voters that America could be magically stronger if only someone as smart and tough as him sat in the Oval Office. But last Thursday's debate exposed him as an unelectable boor and narcissisthttp://e con.st/1IEYbfy

 

 

 

'Rendezvous With Destiny'


By MICHAEL FULLILOVE
Reviewed by DAVID NASAW
In "Rendezvous With Destiny," Michael Fullilove tells the story of how America entered World War II by focusing on the missions of five men he identifies as Franklin Roosevelt's "personal envoys."


E. M. Forster discussed the book in his lecture series Aspects of the Novel, using it as an example of a "highly organized" plot (Forster p87). Much of his discussion, however, focuses on Meredith and his popularity as an author.
More materially, Forster compliments Meredith on not revealing Laetitia Dale's changed feelings for Willoughby until she rejects him in their midnight meeting; "[i]t would have spoiled his high comedy if we had been kept in touch throughout ... in fact it would be boorish. ... Meredith with his unerring good sense here lets the plot triumph" rather than explaining Dale's character more fully (Forster p92).



Microsoft CEO Ballmer Digs at Google, Suggests Bing Challenges
eWeek
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer poked Google in the ribs during a talk at Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting, but suggested Bing faces substantial challenges ...






rendezvous


noun (plural same /-vuːz/)

  • a meeting at an agreed time and place:Edward turned up late for their rendezvous
  • a meeting place: you’d be welcome to use this place as a rendezvous
  • a bar, restaurant, or similar establishment that is used as a popular meeting place: a lively West End restaurant rendezvous

verb (rendezvouses /-vuːz/, rendezvousing /-vuːɪŋ/, rendezvoused /-vuːd/)

[no object]
  • meet at an agreed time and place:I rendezvoused with Bea as planned

Origin:

late 16th century: from French rendez-vous! 'present yourselves!', imperative of se rendre



Rendezvous is a French word; the plural of the noun is also spelled rendezvous.[名](複 〜 〔-vùz〕)
1 待ち合わせ, (約束による)集合, ランデブー
Let's make a rendezvous at the station.
その駅で待ち合わせよう.
2 集合[待ち合わせ]場所, 集結地[港].
━━[動](他)(自)集合させる[する]((with ...))
The fleet will rendezvous at Denmark Strait.
全艦隊はデンマーク海峡に集結の予定.
[中フランス語rendez (RENDER)+vous (YOURSELVES)=集まる]

dig
  1. To poke or prod: dug me in the ribs.
boor

boorish
adj.
Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior.

boorishly boor'ish·ly adv.
boorishness boor'ish·ness n.



[名]
1 肋骨(ろっこつ), あばら(骨)
break a rib
肋骨を折る
digpoke, nudge] a person in the ribs
(意味ありげに)人の横腹をつつく
stick to one'sthe] ribs
(食べ物が)腹にたまる, 胃にもたれる;栄養満点である.
2 (骨つきの)あばら肉, リブ. ⇒BEEF(図)
ribs of beef
牛のあばら肉.
3
(1) 肋骨状のもの;(傘などの)骨.
(2) (船・天井などの)肋(ろく)材, (橋の)横梁(ばり);(飛行機の)翼小骨;(坑内の)炭柱, 鉱柱.
(3) 《植物》葉脈, 葉の主脈;《鳥》羽(うかく);《昆虫》翅脈(しみゃく)
a rib of celery
セロリ1本.
4 (織物・編み物の)うね;(畑の)あぜ, うね;(砂の上の)波の跡.
5 ((主におどけて))妻, 女房(▼イブがアダムのあばら骨から作られたことから);((米俗))女, 女の子.
6 ((略式))冗談, からかいの言葉.
tickle a person's ribs
(1) 〈人の〉わき腹をくすぐる.
(2) ((略式))〈人を〉楽しませる. ⇒RIBTICKLER
━━[動](〜bed, 〜・bing)(他)
1 〈船に〉肋骨・肋材をつける, 〈船を〉肋骨・肋材で強化する[囲む, おおう].
2 〈布などに〉うね(模様)をつける.
3 ((略式))(…のことで)〈人を〉からかう((about, for ...)).

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