2017年4月28日 星期五

shotguns, dandy, turpitude, hombre, castigation, hazel switch, celerity


He is a senior at the University of Notre Dame, an amateur runner, and a consumer of alcohol. Like many before him, he recently managed to combine the latter two pursuits.


He still averaged just under eight minutes a mile.
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" Why, now ? " said Pellerin. Senecal replied : " A man who makes money by political turpitude ! "

Frederick found himself close to fair-haired young man of prepossessing appearance, with, a moustache and a tuft of beard on his chin, like a dandy of Louis XIII's time. He asked the stranger what the matter was.

  1. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment: "He was the perfect type of a military dandy" (Joyce Cary).

The name of the firm was derived from the word "celerity," meaning swiftness of motion or rapidity--a definition intended to convey the speed with which Celera intended to accomplish its mission. Venter recruited most of his scientific talent from TIGR. Celera would utilize his rapid fire method known as the "random shotgun" approach, which served to sequence bits of genes that were pieced together in the end to create a map.



The stems of the hazel bush are stiff and straight. In pioneer days they were used for making baskets and especially as ramrods for the muzzle-loading rifles and shotguns. They had another use because in those days there was a proverb: " Spare the rod and spoil the child". A hazel switch was standard schoolroom equipment. 



shotgun

VERB


[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Shoot at or kill with a shotgun.
    ‘he had been shotgunned by drug dealers’
  • 2North American informal Consume (a canned drink) in one go by puncturing the can, putting one’s mouth over the resulting hole, and then opening the can by means of the ring pull to produce a rapid flow.
    ‘a group of us shotgunned beers’


cas・ti・ga・tion

  • 〔kstéin〕

pronunciation

IN BRIEF: n. - Verbal punishment; A severe scolding.

pronunciation Criticism is properly the rod of divination: a hazel switch for the discovery of buried treasure, not a birch twig for the castigation of offenders. — Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)
1 懲戒, けん責;酷評.
2 (文章などの)添削, 訂正, 校訂.



[名]
1 [C][U]《植物》ハシバミ;その実[材].
2 [U]はしばみ色, 赤褐色.
━━[形]
1 ハシバミ(材製)の.
2 はしばみ色の.


switch
A slender flexible rod, stick, or twig, especially one used for whipping.

celerity

(sə-lĕr'ĭ-tēpronunciationn. (日文)━━ n. 速度; 敏速.
Swiftness of action or motion; speed. See synonyms at haste.
[French célérité, from Old French, from Latin celeritās, from celer, swift.]




hombre
ˈɒmbreɪ/
noun
NORTH AMERICANinformal
  1. a man, especially one of a particular type.

    "the Raiders quarterback is one tough hombre"


turpitude
ˈtəːpɪtjuːd/
noun
formal
  1. depraved or wicked behaviour or character.

    "acts of moral turpitude"


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Sporty Parisian dandies of the 1830s: a tight corset helped one achieve his silhouette. The man on the left wears a frock, the man on the right wears morning dress.
dandy[1] (also known as a beau or gallant[2]) is term historically used to describe a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of self.[3] A dandy could be a self-made who strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain.

dandy
ˈdandi/
noun
  1. 1.
    a man unduly concerned with looking stylish and fashionable.

    "his floppy handkerchiefs and antique cufflinks gave him the look of a dandy"

    synonyms:fopbeau, man about town, bright young thingglamour boyrakeMore
  2. 2.
    informaldated
    an excellent thing of its kind.

    "the Winchester Model 37 shotgun is a dandy, at a low price"
adjective
  1. 1.
    NORTH AMERICANinformal
    excellent.

    "things are all fine and dandy"
  2. 2.
    relating to or characteristic of a dandy.

    "ruffle-fronted dandy shirts"

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