2017年7月2日 星期日

Leo, trawl, off-guard, to fish, hand sth out, stash away

Guarding the Library
Guarding the Library

Genizah, a Hebrew term that loosely translates as "storage", refers to a storeroom adjacent to a synagogue or Jewish cemetery where Hebrew-language books and papers are kept. Under Jewish law, it is forbidden to throw away writings containing the formal names of God, so they are either buried or stashed away.

Do the lion sculptures in front of the New York Public Library have names? When Edward Clark Potter sculpted the two lions that guard the entrance of the New York Public Library, they were called "Leo Astor" and "Leo Lenox," after John Jacob Astor and James Lenox, whose private libraries had been merged to form the library's foundation of books. Later, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia renamed them "Patience" and "Fortitude," for the characteristics shown by New Yorkers in the Great Depression. On this date in 1911, the library's main branch — at the time the largest marble structure ever built in the United States — was dedicated by President William H. Taft. It had taken 16 years to build. The building's main reading room is 78 ft (23.8 m) wide by 297 ft (90.5 m) long, with ceilings 52 ft (15.8 m) high. The library has some 2 million cardholders, and its collection grows by some 10,000 items a week.

ALREADY THIS week in the glut of fairly uncomfortable Google factoids, we've learned that Google will no longer trawl your Gmail for advertising ...
London Trawling | Katie Grand's Treasure Hunt

photoSnow crabs in season (YASUHIRO NAMBU/ THE ASAHI SHIMBUN)
Fishermen sort the season's first catch of snow crabs on a vessel in the Sea of Japan off Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture, on Thursday. The catch this season was allowed in coastal waters off seven prefectures ranging from Shimane to Toyama. Sixteen fishing boats set off from Tsuiyama port in Toyooka the night before, so they could start trawling as soon as possible.(IHT/Asahi: November

trawl (SEARCH)
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition]
to search among a large number or a great variety of places in order to find people or information you want:
The newspaper had trawled its files for photos of the new minister.
You need to trawl through a lot of data to get results that are valid.

noun [C]
We did a wide trawl (= searched among a lot of people) to find the right person to play the part.

trawl (FISH)
verb [T]
to pull a large cone-shaped net through the sea at a deep level behind a special boat in order to catch fish:
They trawl these waters for cod.

trawl (net) noun [C]
a large cone-shaped net used for trawling the water for fish

noun [C]
a large boat that uses a wide cone-shaped net to catch fish

  1. A trawl net.
  2. See setline.

v., trawled, trawl·ing, trawls. v.tr.
To catch (fish) with a trawl.

  1. To fish with a trawl.
  2. To troll.
[Possibly Middle English trawelle, perhaps from Middle Dutch tragel, dragnet, possibly from Latin trāgula, from trahere, to drag.]

The noun has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: a fisherman who use a trawl net
Meaning #2: a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish
Synonym: dragger

 《中英對照讀新聞》UK man gave cocaine to trick-or-treaters by mistake 英國男子誤把古柯鹼給了「不給糖就搗蛋」的小孩

Three primary school age children in one English city reaped more than the usual harvest of sweets and chocolates on Halloween when they emptied their trick-or-treat goody bags and found several bags of cocaine.
On Monday, the man who had mistakenly handed out his cocaine stash to the children instead of candy was given a community service sentence in court, the Press Association reported.
Apprentice panel-beater Donald Green fished in his pockets for a bag of chewy sweets to give to the youngsters at his door on Halloween, but instead pulled out a plastic pack containing eight bags of cocaine he had bought for 200 pounds earlier that day.
He dropped the drugs into the goody bags carried by the three children, aged eight, six and five, who were out trick-or-treating escorted by their father, an off-duty policeman.
The 23-year-old defendant then closed the door, went back inside the house and put his hand in his pockets to get out his drugs - but instead pulled out the sweets.(Reuters)

by mistake:不小心地,錯誤地。同義詞,mistakenly。例句:I took the wrong turn by mistake. Now we are lost.(我不小心轉錯彎。現在我們迷路了。)
fish:動詞,觸摸,探索找物。例句:He fished in both pockets for a coin and found nothing at all.(他在兩個口袋裡摸索想找有沒有硬幣,結果啥也沒有。)
hand something out (to someone):慣用語,把某物給某人;分發。例句: The teacher handed out the test papers to the students.(老師把考卷分發給學生。)

[動](他)((略式))(保管や将来に備えるために)…をしまっておく, かたづけておく, 隠しておく((away;in ...)).

n. In all senses also called Lion.
  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cancer and Virgo, containing the bright stars Regulus and Denebola.
    1. The fifth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
    2. One who is born under this sign.
[Latin Leō, from leō, lion. See lion.]

 Noda Says Nuclear Crisis Caught Japan Off-Guard
Wall Street Journal
By TOKO SEKIGUCHI SEOUL—As Japan debates whether it should restart some of its suspended nuclear reactors, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda bluntly admitted to the world's leaders Tuesday that the country was caught off-guard by the Fukushima ...

 off-guard 出其不意

(adjective) Not prepared or vigilant.
Usage:The burglar caught our security personnel off-guard and escaped the facility before they had even sounded the alarm.