2017年4月23日 星期日

cranny, douse, pinny, battleaxe

‘Flower in the crannied wall’
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
FLOWER in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies;—
Hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower—but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all, 5
I should know what God and man is.



The family of Jean Alexander, who played the Coronation Street battleaxe, found them in a wardrobe





One sommelier compares Pinotage to the torture technique in which “you get a tyre, douse it in gasoline, stick it around someone's neck, and light it on fire”



pinny
informal for pinafore

Protective clothing
douse
daʊs/
verb
  1. 1.
    pour a liquid over; drench.

    "he doused the car with petrol and set it on fire"
    synonyms:drenchsoaksousesaturatedrownfloodinundatedelugewetsplashslosh, hose down
    "a mob doused the thieves with petrol"
  2. 2.
    extinguish (a fire or light).

    "stewards appeared and the fire was doused"
    synonyms:extinguish, put out, quench, stamp out, smother, beat out, dampen down; More

cran·ny (krăn'ē) pronunciation

n.
, pl., -nies.
A small opening, as in a wall or rock face; a crevice.

[Middle English crani, perhaps alteration of Old French cren, cran, notch, from *crener, to notch.]
crannied cran'nied adj.

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