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バネさん: English Collection 英語は単語から
ハンドル名バネ さん
ブログタイトルEnglish Collection 英語は単語から
ブログURLhttp://blog.goo.ne.jp/k_akabane
サイト紹介文覚えたくても中々記憶できない英単語、熟語を覚えるために始めた英語についての学習帳です。
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  • crotch rot
  • 村上春樹の "Hear The Wind Sing" を読み始めました。I came across a copy of Hartfield’s long-out-of-print first book during my last summer vacation of junior high, a time marked in my memory by a terrible case of crotch rot. The uncle who gave me the book died in agony three years later of intestinal cancer. The last time I saw him, the doctors had hacked him up so badly that he bristled with plast [続きを読む]
  • the scales fall from the eye
  • 何故かハリーポッターを読む気になって賢者の石を図書館に予約したのですが、他にも予約している人がいたので実際にいつ借りれるか分かりません。そこで、又、村上春樹作品を読むことにしました。村上春樹の作品が好きな訳ではありませんが、氏の多くの作品は英訳されていることと短い小説も多いので、今回は特に短い "Hear The Wind Sing" を借りて読むことにしました。興味深いことにこの小説が誕生した背景を著者自身が書いてい [続きを読む]
  • air gaze
  • THE TELOMERE EFFECTを読んでいます。Each day, we interact with strangers or acquaintances, and we can either feel separate from them--or we can connect with them in a small way that has a positive effect. Give people an "air gaze" (looking past the face, with no eye contact) and they will tend to feel more disconnected from others. Give them a smile and eye contact, and they feel more connected."ai [続きを読む]
  • pit against
  • THE TELOMERE EFFECTを読んでいます。人と社会、特に住んでいる地域社会との関わりは "telomere" の長さに影響を与える事が明らかになって来ました。Exactly how does low social cohesion penetrate to your cells and telomeres? One answer has to do with vigilance, that sense of needing to be on the high alert to maintain your safty. A group of German scientists performed a fascinating study of vigilance that p [続きを読む]
  • accost
  • THE TELOMERE EFFECTを読んでいます。人の "telomere" を短くする、すなわち寿命を短くする要因にストレスがありますが、住んでいる環境もそのストレスを作る原因となる生活環境の一つです。We have friends in a beautiful gated neighborhood, where the houses sit on acres of rolling hills. There are positive signs of social cohesion, including Fourth of July picnics and holiday dances. But there's also mistrust [続きを読む]
  • resistance exercise
  • THE TELOMERE EFFECTを読んでいます。運動は健康に良いと言われていますが、ある種の運動は "telomerase" を増やすので、 "telomere" が長くなり、細胞の寿命が長くなることが分かって来たようです。But are all types of exercise equal when it comes to cell aging?...Two kinds of exercise stood out. Moderate aerobic endurance exercise, performed three times a week for forty-five minutes at a time, for six months, [続きを読む]
  • telomeres don't sweat the small staff
  • THE TELOMERE EFFECTを読んでいます。TELOMERE TIPS: Your telomeres don't sweat the small staff. Toxic stress, on the ot
    her hand, is something to watch for. Toxic stress is severe stress that lasts for years. Toxic stress can dampen down telomerase a
    nd shorten telomeres."telomerase" は "telomere" から派生した言葉ですが、THE TELOMERE EFFECTの他
    の個所にある "telomerase" の説明を抜粋します。Telomerase, [続きを読む]
  • Hayflick limit & senescence
  • THE TELOMERE EFFECTのIntroductionからもう一つ興味深い言葉を二つ取り上げます。In 1961 the biologist Leonard Hayflick discovered that normal human cells can divide a finite number of times before they die....Hayflick called this youthful phase of cell division "luxuriant growth." After a while, though, the reproducing cells in Hayflick's lab stopped in their tracks, as if they were getting tired. Th [続きを読む]
  • telomere
  • ノーベル賞を受賞したElizabeth Blackburn, PhDのプリゼンテーションをTV番組TEDで見て "telomere" の話に興味を覚えたので、氏が共著者になっているTHE TELOMERE EFFECTを購入し、図書館で借りる本の間に読むことにしました。THE TELOMERE EFFECTの副題が A Revolutionary Approach To Living Younger, Healthier, Longerとなっているように、"telomere" は人の寿命と密接な関係があります。Introductionに書かれている "telomere [続きを読む]
  • hit pay dirt
  • Reader's Digest 6月号の記事 WHY DID THIS INNOCENT MAN PLEAD GUILTY? からの抜粋です。On Man 16, 2013, the Essex C
    ounty prosecutor's office ordered investigators to look for the missing rape kit. Just a month later, they hit pay dirt at th
    e New Jerse State Police lab: the original kit, still sealed.この慣用句 "hit pay dirt" は過去に2度も取り上
    げていますが(5/24/2016と11/7/2011)、又忘れたので復習で [続きを読む]
  • sounding board
  • Reader's Digest 6月号の記事You Are Not Aloneからの抜粋です。She has made a number of close friends, and they&apo
    s;ve become travel buddies cheerleaders, and confidantes. Last year, when Rowland was considering surgery to alleviate back pain,
    these friends were her sounding boards, Then they kept her company during her recovery."sounding boards" は文脈から
    すると話し相手かなと思いますが、辞書で確認します [続きを読む]
  • no soap
  • Raymond ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。I couldn't do it. I shifted the gun to my left hand and leaned down to scoop up a handful of gravel. I tossed it against the screen of the window. It was a feeble effort. Very little of it reached the glass above the screen, but the loose rattle of that little was like a dam bursting.I ran back to the car and got on the running board behind it. The h [続きを読む]
  • moths in your ermine
  • Raymond ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。"No," Harry Jones said. "No hard feelings, Canino."Fine. Let's dip the bill. Got a glass?" The purring voice was now as false as an usherette's eyelashes and as slippery as a watermelon seed. A drawer was pulled open. Something jarred on wood. A chair squeaked. A scuffing sound on the floor."This is bond stuff," the purring voice said.There was a gur [続きを読む]
  • jam a gun
  • Raymond ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。He grunted something and the girl's body jerked hard, as though he h
    ad jammed a gun into her back. She came on again and drew near the lightless car. I could see him behind her now, his hat, a side
    of his face, the bulk of his shoulder. The girl stopped rigid and screamed. A beautiful thin tearing scream that rocked me like a
    left hook.一昨日 "jammed [続きを読む]
  • jammed the car to a stop
  • Raymond ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。Fate stage-managed the whole thing. Beyond Realito, just about a mile beyond, the highway xxxx a curve and the rain fooled me and I went too close to the shoulder. My right front tire let go with an angry hiss. Before I could stop the right rear went with it. I jammed the car to a stop, half on the pavement, half on the shoulder, got out and flashed [続きを読む]
  • get yourself in Dutch
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。You ought to understand how any copper would feel about a cover-up like this, he said. You'll have to make statements of all of it-at least for the files. I think it may be possible to keep the two killings separate and to keep General Sternwood's name out of both of them. Do you know why I'm not tearing your ear off?No. I expected to get both ears torn off. [続きを読む]
  • play murders close to the vest
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。There's a couple more deaths involved, Ohls said, pinching the soft flesh at the end of his chin.Cronjager stiffened visibly. His surly eyes became points of steely light.Ohls said: You heard about a car being lifted out of the Pacific Ocean off Lido pier this a.m. with a dead guy in it?Cronjager said: No, and kept on looking nasty.The dead guy in the car wa [続きを読む]
  • fag - a pansy has no iron in his bones
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。Don't kid me, son. The fag gave you one. You've got a nice clean manly little room in there. He shooed you out and locked it up when he had lady visitors. He was like Caesar, a husband to women and a wife to men. Think I can't figure people like him and you out?I still held his automatic more or less pointed at him, but he swung on me just the same. It caugh [続きを読む]
  • have two nickels together...to mate
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。I put the gun back in my pocket and sat down close to Brody and stared into his bleak brown eyes. A minute passed. The blonde adjusted her face by the aid of a pocket mirror. Brody fumbled around with a cigarette and jerked: Satisfied?So far. Why did you put the bite on Mrs. Regan instead of the old man?Tapped the old man once. About six, seven months ago. I [続きを読む]
  • check
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。I went to the door and looked out. The cool night breeze was blowing peacefully down the hall. No excited neighbors hung out of doorways. A small gun had gone off and broken a pane of glass, but noises like that don't mean much any more. I held the door open and jerked my head at Carmen. She came towards me, smiling uncertainly.Go on home and wait for me, I [続きを読む]
  • a gat in the hand means a world by the tail
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。I reached for it. Brody took a gun out of the cigar box and pointed it at my nose. I looked at the gun. It was a black Police .39. I had no argument against it at the moment.Neat, huh? Brody said. Just kind of stand up a minute. Come forward just about two yards. You might grab a little air while you're doing that. His voice was the elaborately casual voice [続きを読む]
  • walk on the balls of his feet
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。I finished my cigarette and lit another. The minutes dragged by. Horns tooted and grunted on the boulevard. A big red interurban car grumbled past A traffic light gonged. The blonde leaned on her elbow and cupped a hand over her eyes and stared at me behind it. The partition door opened and the tall bird with the cane slid out. He had another wrapped parcel, [続きを読む]
  • nap
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。It was a wide room, the whole width of the house, It had a low beamed ceiling and brown plaster walls decked out with strips of Chinese embroidery and Chinese and Japanese prints in grained wood frames. There were low bookshelves, there was a thick pinkish Chinese rug in which a gopher could have spent a week without showing his nose above the nap."grained w [続きを読む]
  • more than meet the eye
  • ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。She had lovely legs. I would say that for her. They were a couple of pretty smooth citizens, she and her father. He was probably just trying me out; the job he had given me was a lawyer's job. Even if Mr. Arthur Gwynn Geiger, Rare Books and De Luxe Editions, turned out to be a blackmailer, it was still a lawyer's job. Unless there was a lot more to it than m [続きを読む]
  • know one's onions
  • Raymond ChandlerのThe Big Sleep を読んでいます。“Somebody’s counting on that. It’s the easiest way to fool them. Th
    at or the police. Geiger can collect on these notes, unless you can show fraud. Instead of that he makes you a present of them and
    admits they are gambling debts, which gives you a defense, even if he had kept the notes. If he’s a crook, he knows his onions,
    and if he’s an honest [続きを読む]