2018年2月13日 星期二

garb, garble, collection, sheath, scabbard, a whip round,

It may be irksome to have to keep your “I'm With Her” T-shirt or MAGA button under wraps while pulling the lever, but it’s hard to imagine that rule “chilling” speech
A Minnesota law barring politics at the polls arrives at the Supreme Court

'So flippant, so careless, so ignorant, so utterly deplorable'

Is C.C.'s academic garb from Yale?

Once strictly for conservatives, Alpine dress is becoming cool for Germans. Tracht, traditional Bavarian garb, has never been so common and cosmopolitan. Increasingly, it is the Alpine answer to American cowboy hats or Chinese qipao (their sheath-like, high-necked dress) http://econ.st/167MHQV

" not so that you would forget it on cobbler's bench and garble it."

(gär'bəl) pronunciation
tr.v., -bled, -bling, -bles.
  1. To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible: She garbled all the historical facts.
  2. To scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission.
  3. Archaic. To sort out; cull.
The act or an instance of garbling.

[Middle English garbelen, to inspect and remove refuse from spices, from Anglo-Norman garbeler, to sift, and from Medieval Latin garbellāre, both from Arabic ġarbala, to select, from ġirbāl, sieve, from Late Latin crībellum, diminutive of Latin crībrum.]
garbler gar'bler (-blər) n.
  • [gɑ'ːrbl]
1 〈事実・言明などを〉ゆがめる, 曲解する, 改ざんする;〈文章などに〉勝手に手を加える.
2 〈記号・メッセージなどを〉混同する, 取り違える.
3 ((古))…をえりすぐる, 精選する.


Pronunciation: /gɑːb/
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[mass noun]
  • clothing, especially of a distinctive or special kind:kids in combat garb


[with object]
  • dress in distinctive clothes:she was garbed in Indian shawls


late 16th century: via French from Italian garbo 'elegance', of Germanic origin; related to gear


  • 発音記号[gɑ'ːrb]
1 [U](特に職業・時代・国柄などを表す)服装, 衣装, (一般に)衣服, 身なり
a room decorated in Victorian garb
2 [U][C]外観, 見せかけ
a scoundrel in the garb of a priest
━━[動](他)((〜 -selfまたは受身))(…を)着る, (…の)身なりをする((in ...)).

Taiwan police take pity on thief and donate new bike
TAIPEI — Police in Taiwan who had arrested a man for stealing a bicycle discovered he was so poor that they decided to have a whip round and buy him a bike.
The man, surnamed Huang, stole the bicycle from a high school near his home in Chiayi city in central Taiwan to save his daughter from her daily five-kilometre (three-mile) walk to the closest bus stop on the way to her vocational school, the China Times reported Thursday.
Huang had told his daughter he bought the bicycle second-hand, but after it was recognised by its former owner both father and daughter were taken in by the police.
Once police officers heard about the desperate conditions that the Huang family was living in -- with no access to water or electricity -- they had a collection and bought a new bike for the girl.


1 [U][C]集めること, 収集, 採集;集合;[U](税金・家賃などの)徴収, 取り立て, 集金
garbage collection
field collection
the collection of taxes
build a collection of stamps
2 収集物, 所蔵品, コレクション;((a 〜))(おかしい・奇妙な人の)集団
a large record collection [=a large collection of records]
3 コレクション:高級服飾店の新作発表会;その作品全体.
4 [U][C](慈善事業や教会のための)寄付金;寄付金募集, 募金
make [take (up)] a collection
募金をする, 寄付金を募る.
5 (ほこりなどの)堆積(たいせき).
6 ((〜s))((英))(Oxford大学などの)学期末試験.


An impromptu collection of money from a group of people, in order to fund some joint enterprise.


The sad spectacle of the alcoholic ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne was reported in the UK press in February 2013, with the accompanying reports that his celebrity friends had organised a 'whip round' to fund his stay in a rehab clinic.
So, why is the collection of funds called a whip round? This expression is very much 'made in England' as it derives from fox hunting, the British Army and parliament.


Pronunciation: /ʃiːθ/
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noun (plural sheaths /ʃiːðz, ʃiːθs/)

  • a close-fitting cover for the blade of a knife or sword.
  • a structure in living tissue which closely envelops another:the fatty sheath around nerve fibres
  • a protective covering around an electric cable.
  • (also sheath dress) a woman’s close-fitting dress.
  • chiefly British a condom.




Old English scǣth, scēath 'scabbard', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schede, German Scheide, also to the verb shed2


Line breaks: scab|bard
Pronunciation: /ˈskabəd /


1A sheath for the blade of a sword or dagger, typically made of leather or metal:a ceremonial sword hung at his side in a gilded scabbard

1.1A sheath for a gun or other weapon or tool.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French escalberc, from a Germanic compound of words meaning 'cut'(related to shear) and 'protect' (related to the second element of hauberk).