2017年5月28日 星期日

ace, buttonwood, sycamore, morosity, morosité, flirt with sth

The French like to think of themselves as a miserable lot. Could a more optimistic approach at the top change that?

The land of morosité and ennui is embracing life coaches
ECONOMIST.COM

British air ace Eric 'Winkle' Brown recalls his time with Luftwaffe pilots in 1930s Germany, and hearing Hitler's oratory powers.

German Re-Armament, Witness - BBC World Service
In the 1930s Hitler began to rebuild Germany's air force.
BBC.IN

李慕臻 Sycamore trees (拍攝於南法),據說是拿破侖的最愛。
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_pseudoplatanus


Low interest rates have been a mixed blessing for equities
Buttonwood Busily going nowhere
By The Economist






flirt with sth

— phrasal verb with flirt UK  /flɜːt/ US  /flɝːt/ verb [ I ]

(CONSIDER)


to consider doing something, but not seriously, or to be interested in something for a short time:

I'm flirting with the idea of taking a year off and travelling round the world.



morosité

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

morosité f (plural morosités)
  1. gloomgloom and doomgloominessmorosity





Definition of

 sycamore in English:

NOUN

1large Eurasian maple with winged fruits, native to central and southern Europe. It is planted as a fast-growing ornamental but tends to displace nativetrees.
  • Acer pseudoplatanus, family Aceraceae
North American The buttonwood tree.
(also sycomore or sycomore fig) (In biblical use) afig tree that grows in the Middle East.
  • Ficus sycomorus, family Moraceae

Origin

Middle English: from Old French sic(h)amor, via Latinfrom Greek sukomoros, from sukon 'fig' + moron'mulberry'.



Line breaks: ace



noun

1playing card with a single spot on it, ranked as the highest card in its suit in most card games:the ace of diamondsfigurative life had started dealing him aces again
2informal A person who excels at a particular sport or other activity:motorcycle ace
2.1A pilot who has shot down many enemy aircraft:Battle of Britain ace
3(In tennis and similar games) a service that an opponent is unable to return and thus wins a point:Nadal banged down eight aces in the set
3.1Golf , informal hole in one:his hole in one at the 15th was Senior’s second ace as a professional

sycamore
n. - 小無花果樹, 楓樹的一種
idioms:
  • sycamore tree 西克莫無花果, 懸鈴木美國梧桐



sycamore (Click to enlarge)

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