2017年5月28日 星期日

Afro, deck (DECORATE), discomfiture


‘I had an afro. It was 34 years ago. The hairstyle has gone and some of the views have gone. We have all moved on.’

Shadow home secretary pressed in BBC interview on her previous views on terrorism and banned organisations
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Decked out in red factory overalls, László Moholy-Nagy cut a striking figure of an avant-garde utopian during his time teaching at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1923 to 1928. Read More →




By ELINOR BURKETT
This is not the tourist Africa of upscale game parks and locals decked out in quaint native dress, but a land of stark beauty and riveting contradictions.

In arithmetic and every form of calculation he was particularly apt, and one of his earliest recollections, and one which he always mentioned with much pleasure, was that in his tenth year he was called out of bed by his teacher, who had wagered with an acquaintance that in less than five minutes he (the boy) could calculate the number of feet in a given load of wood. After obtaining the dimensions, half asleep as he was, Phineas, much to the delight of his teacher and the discomfiture of the doubting acquaintance, correctly figured out the result in less than two minutes.





Afronoun [ C ]

 UK  /ˈæf.rəʊ/ US  /ˈæf.roʊ/ plural Afros

a way of arranging the hair so that it is very thickcurly, and has arounded shapeespecially like that of some black people


dis·com·fi·ture (dĭs-kŭm'fĭ-chʊr', -chərpronunciation

n.

  1. Frustration or disappointment.
  2. Lack of ease; perplexity and embarrassment.
  3. Archaic. Defeat.


deck (DECORATE)
verb [T]
to decorate or add something to something to make an effect:
The room was decked with flowers.
The wedding guests were decked out in their finery (= wearing their best clothes).
See also bedeck.

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