2017年7月7日 星期五

dank alcove, crates and racks of pricey, simply, bookend, bookshelves, recessed,recess, three R's,


The last work of art in our next Q&Art series on Chinese masterpieces this week is “Canopy Bed with Alcove” from the late Ming dynasty, late 16th-first half of 17th century. Can you guess how many pieces the Canopy Bed is when disassembled? Do you have other questions about this work of art? Share them here and curator Colin Mackenzie might answer it in his talk next Thursday! Watch the talk via Facebook Live or get your free tickets here: http://bit.ly/2sTNZ3g



After a quick elevator ride, we landed in a tiny, dank alcove before a nondescript apartment door. Before doubt had time to set in, the door swung open and a smiling woman in a powder-pink chef’s uniform cheerily ushered us in. Just inside lay an elegant and modern dining room lined on all sides with crates and racks of pricey wine bottles.




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The 3 R’s? A Fourth Is Crucial, Too: Recess

By TARA PARKER-POPE

The best way to improve children’s performance in the classroom may be to take them out of it.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Products: Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights (Recessed Ceiling Lights)

Units: About 30,000

Manufacturer: Gotham Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: The relay on the backup battery of the lights could be programmed incorrectly and prevent the lights from functioning in an emergency.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: Only Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights sold with the optional backup battery pack are included in the recall. The lights are recessed ceiling lights that were manufactured between November 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008.

Sold by: Electrical distributors and sales representatives nationwide from November 2007 through July 2008 for between $250 and $350.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should inspect the fixtures immediately and contact Gotham Lighting to receive a repair for the light fixture.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gotham Lighting at (800) 315-4982 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gothamlighting.com


Harry Potter Bookends Recalled By Giftco Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard




WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Name of Product: Harry Potter Bookends


Units: About 36,000

Importer: Giftco Inc., of Vernon Hills, Ill.
Hazard: The paint on the bookends contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

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three R's
pl.n.
Reading, writing, and arithmetic, considered as the fundamentals of elementary education.
[From the phrase reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, alteration of reading, writing, and arithmetic.]


n.
    1. A temporary cessation of the customary activities of an engagement, occupation, or pursuit.
    2. The period of such cessation. See synonyms at pause.
  1. A remote, secret, or secluded place. Often used in the plural.
    1. An indentation or small hollow.
    2. An alcove.

recess (PAUSE)
noun
1 [C or U] a period of time in the year when the members of a parliament are not meeting

2 [U] US in school, a period of time between classes when children do not study

recess (SPACE)
noun [C]
1 a small area in a room which is formed by one part of a wall being set back further than other parts:
The room has a recess designed to hold bookshelves.

2 a secret or hidden place:
Psychoanalysts aim to explore the deepest/innermost recesses of the mind.

recessed 
adjective
built in a space in a wall



bookend 
noun [C]
an object used, especially in pairs, to keep a row of books standing vertically

simply[sim・ply]

  • 発音記号[símpli]

[副]
1 簡単に, 平易に;明瞭(めいりょう)
describe simply
平易に言い表す
to put it simply
簡単[手短]に言えば.
2 質素[素朴]に, 飾り気なく, 実直に, 無邪気に
She returned his affection simply.
無邪気に彼の愛情に報いた.
3 ただ, 単に
I'm not scolding, I'm simply advising.
しかっているんじゃない, 単に忠告しているんだ.
4 ((主に略式))まったく, 完全に;率直に言って;((否定語の前に置いて))絶対に, 断じて
He was simply dreadful.
まったくひどいやつだ
You simply mustn't do that.
そんなこと絶対にしてはだめ.

pricey
(adjective) Expensive.
Synonyms:costly, dear
Usage:Vincent's menu may be a little pricey, but the food is simply spectacular.

dank
(dăngk) pronunciation
adj., dank·er, dank·est.
Disagreeably damp or humid. See synonyms at wet.

[Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin.]
dankly dank'ly adv.
dankness dank'ness n.





alcove

A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
A secluded structure, such as a bower, in a garden.

[French alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qubba, the vault : al-, the + qubba, vault.]
Gotham Lighting Recalls Compact Fluorescent Recessed Ceiling Lights; Can Fail to Work in an Emergency

alcove
  • [ǽlkouv]
[名]
1 (部屋に付随または一部がくぼんだ)アルコーブ, 凹(おう)室, 小室;(壁の一部を切り込んで作った)凹所;(日本建築の)床の間
a dining alcove
食事用小部屋.
2 (庭・樹間などの奥まった)空地;(公園・庭園などの)あずまや(summerhouse).

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