2017年6月27日 星期二

writhe, inexorably, upskirt, creep. syllabus, inlaid, , sacristan, sacristy, strong room, vault, Nota Bene

Caress the writhing darkness.
And then the people move forward.


As long as Mr. Deng drew breath, it seemed that China could cope with its contradictions. But as his health inexorably declined, the Chinese seemed to pause and to wonder about the future.

只要邓小平还有一口气在,中国似乎就能应付得了它的诸多矛盾。但随着邓小平一病不起,中国人似乎陷入了停顿,看不到未来的方向。










  After moving to London with her husband in 2003, she began to write full-time. Pessl's stunning debut is an elaborate construction modelled after the syllabus of a college literature course - 36 chapters named after everything from "Othello" to "Paradise Lost" to "The Big Sleep" - that culminates in a final exam. The title of the book that was published in 2006: "Special Topics in Calamity Physics". (Reporter: Ulrike Sarkany)

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對於中國學生,Syllabus是個很陌生的名詞,而它卻是美國大學課堂中的核心內容,既是一門課程的說明書,也是一份契約,規範教學進程,同時保護老師和學生雙方的權益。



With several walls covered in eye-popping Biedermeier wallpaper, the show begins by illustrating how the style stripped Neo-Classicism of ornament, with before and after comparisons of rotund writing cabinets, floor clocks and sofas. Before is dark mahogany with carved and gilded ornaments; after is plain blond ash accented with crisp lines of inlaid ebony. The inlay on the writing cabinet wryly emphasizes its egglike form; topped by three stepped drawers, the cabinet reads as a large, lidded jar.




就像在《威尼斯商人》中,羅蘭佐精彩地向潔西嘉描述的那樣,心靈中音樂的力量經歷了漫長的蕭索時期後,終於復蘇了。(布魯姆(Allan Bloom)《走向封閉的美國精神》缪青、宋麗娜等譯,北京:中國社會科學出版社,1994,第66頁。案:名字改成朱生豪翻譯的。)

我對於此翻譯,也有兩意見:「心靈中音樂的力量」似乎應該改成「音樂對於心靈的力量」。
更有(教育)意思的是 將莎士比亞原文和朱生豪的翻譯拿來讀讀(其評論非本文主旨)。


LORENZO

Sweet soul, let's in, and there expect their coming.

親愛的,我們進去,等著他們回來吧。

And yet no matter: why should we go in?

不,還是不用進去。

My friend Stephano, signify, I pray you,

Within the house, your mistress is at hand;

我的朋友斯丹法諾,請你進去通知家裏的人,你們的女主人就要來啦,

And bring your music forth into the air.

叫他們準備好樂器到門外來迎接。

Exit Stephano(斯丹法諾下)

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!

月光多麼恬靜地睡在山坡上!

Here will we sit and let the sounds of music

我們就在這兒坐下來,

Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night

讓音樂的聲音悄悄送進我們的耳邊;

Become the touches of sweet harmony.

柔和的靜寂和夜色,是最足以襯托出音樂的甜美的。

Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven

坐下來,潔西嘉。

Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:

瞧,天宇中嵌滿了多少燦爛的金鈸;








“It’s a smart business move because there’s been what I call class creep on an airplane,” said Henry Harteveldt, a travel analyst with Forrester Research. “What’s now called business class is almost what first class used to be. So premium economy is more like what business class used to be back in the 1980s, akin in many ways to U.S. domestic first class in terms of legroom.”

Most people buy a travel guide at a local bookstore before going on a trip. But what do discerning and exclusive travelers, for whom five star hotels are the norm, do?


sacristan, sacristy, strong room, vault

sacristanMeaning #1: an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects

One who is in charge of a sacristy.
Synonym: sexton
━━ n. 寺男.

(聖堂)更衣所管理人;管更衣所的人;管堂的人:管理聖堂、裝飾祭壇、準備祭服等事務的人,通常多由教友擔任。
 ━━ n. (教会の)聖具保管者; 〔古〕 =sexton.

Architecture: sacristy
A room in a church, near the chancel, where the robes and altar vessels are stored, where the clergy vest themselves for services, and where some business of the church may be done; usually a single room, but sometimes a very large one.
sacristy

strong room

n.
A strongly built fireproof room designed for the safekeeping of money or valuables.
bank vault Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The noun has one meaning:
Meaning #1: a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
Synonym: vault


Many turn to "Nota Bene" for advice -- a members-only destination review service from Great Britain. A 12-month, 10-issue subscription can cost upwards of 650 euros.
Nota Bene is a Latin phrase meaning "Note Well," coming from notâre—to note. It is in the singular imperative mood, instructing one individual to note well the matter at hand. (The pluralis form is notate bene.)
In present day English, it is used to draw the attention of the reader to a certain (side) aspect or detail of the subject on hand, translating it as "pay attention" or "take notice". It is often written in the abbreviated form: N.B.

NB2n.b.


nota bene.

creep (MOVE SLOWLY) Show phonetics
verb [I usually + adverb or preposition] creptcrept
to move slowly, quietly and carefully, usually in order to avoid being noticed:
She turned off the light and crept through the door.
Someone was creeping around outside my window.
The spider crept up the wall.
The traffic was creeping along at a snail's pace.

creeping Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] DISAPPROVING
happening, developing or moving slowly or gradually:
We are totally against any form of creeping Socialism.


inlay
 Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
a decorative pattern put into the surface of an object:
The walls of the palace are marble with silver inlay.

inlaid Show phonetics
adjective━━ a. はめ込んだ, 象眼した.
The top of the wooden chest was inlaid with ivory.

a. (形容詞 adjective)
  1. 鑲嵌的;鑲飾的,嵌花樣的[Z][(+in/into/with)]
  2. 嵌金與寶石的木板
    鑲於木中的黃金

inexorable

Line breaks: in|ex¦or|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɛks(ə)rəb(ə)l /

ADJECTIVE





1Impossible to stop or prevent:the seemingly inexorable march of new technology
1.1 (Of a person) impossible to persuade; unrelenting:
the doctors were inexorable, and there was nothing to be done

Origin





mid 16th century: from French, or from Latininexorabilis, from in- 'not' + exorabilis (from exorare'entreat').

Derivatives

inexorability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
NOUN



inexorably





ADVERB

syllabus

Syllabification: syl·la·bus
Pronunciation: /ˈsiləbəs/



noun (plural syllabuses or syllabi /-ˌbī/)

  • 1An outline of the subjects in a course of study or teaching: there isn’t time to cover the syllabus the history syllabus
  • 2(In the Roman Catholic Church) a summary of points decided by papal decree regarding heretical doctrines or practices.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'concise table of headings of a discourse'): modern Latin, originally a misreading of Latin sittybas, accusative plural of sittyba, from Greek sittuba 'title slip, label'.



writhe
rʌɪð/
verb
gerund or present participle: writhing
  1. make twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body.
    "he writhed in agony on the ground"
    synonyms:squirmwrigglethrashflounderflailtoss, toss and turn, twitchtwist,twist and turn, rolljigglewigglejerkjolt
    "she writhed about on the floor in agony"
    • respond with great emotional or physical discomfort to (an intense or unpleasant feeling or thought).
      "she bit her lip, writhing in suppressed fury"


creep
kriːp/
verb
verb: creep; 3rd person present: creeps; past tense: crept; past participle: crept; gerund or present participle: creeping
  1. 1.
    move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed.
    "he crept downstairs, hardly making any noise"
    synonyms:crawl, move on all fours, move on hands and knees, pull oneself, inch, edge, slither, slide, squirm, wriggle, writhe, worm, worm one's way, insinuate oneself More
    "he saw her creep under the bench"

    sneak, steal, slip, slink, sidle, skulk, pad, prowl, tiptoe, pussyfoot, soft-shoe, tread warily, move stealthily, move furtively, move unnoticed, walk quietly
    "Tim crept out of the house in his pyjamas"
    • (of a thing) move very slowly and inexorably.
      "the fog was creeping up from the marsh"
    • (of a plant) grow along the ground or other surface by means of extending stems or branches.
      "tufts of fine leaves grow on creeping rhizomes"
    • (of a plastic solid) undergo gradual deformation under stress.
  2. 2.
    (of a negative characteristic or fact) occur or develop gradually and almost imperceptibly.
    "errors crept into his game"
    • increase slowly but steadily in number or amount.
      "gas prices have been creeping up for a while"
noun
noun: creep; plural noun: creeps
  1. 1.
    informal
    a detestable person.
    "I thought he was a nasty little creep"
Some uncomfortable news from Guardian US: Yes, as of Wednesday, it became perfectly legal to take “upskirt” shots of unsuspecting women on public transportation in the US state of Massachusetts.

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