2009年3月3日 星期二

Ensconce (續:阻撓 監禁 單字大集合)

–verb (used with object)

1. to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair
2. to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.

Coppola's source is a novella by the historian of religion Mircea Eliade (1907–1986).

A more scholarly sort of Joseph Campbell, long ensconced at the University of Chicago, Eliade provided what might have been footnotes to Marvel comics Thor and Dr. Strange;

back in the day, his The Sacred and the Profane and The Myth of the Eternal Return were earnestly pondered by academic acid-heads like myself.

But the professor had a second life, composing fictions akin to Borgesian brain-twisters.


as it [tumbles] and [swirls] in the direction of a [gadgeted] sweatbox in which the hero's mental reflexes are relentlessly conditioned under stress. 狹窄獨禁室
landing her in the [slammer] and Ed at the mercy of [blowhard] big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider.
cf. incineration
their [in]quisition, and eventually their [in]carceration by the other side
which helps formerly [homeless] or [incarcerated] people learn [vocational] skills and become active members of their communities.
but this is a [blatant] lie: during his incarceration, he learns that the family has gone broke, his wife committed suicide and his children have been sent to an orphanage.What I wanted to ask: if we lose the appeal, will I have the chance later to set my affairs in order before I'm incarcerated? In Europe, a gentleman is given the opportunity to end things properly.
hoosegowQuick, McPherson, the handcuffs. Trundle him off to the hoosegow.【俚】監獄,拘留所

to snare her [into] going. 
even blow Spider-Man's [webbing] away from Scarlotti preventing him from being [ensnared].
that one impulsive action can set in motion a web of fate that ultimately [ensnares] the hero,
Shirley Anne Field, as the conventional young woman who eventually [snares] Finney, is appropriately pert.
Based on the true story of the Wineville Chicken [Coop] Murders, also known as the Wineville Chicken Murders.
Isn't it? I want to see Philippe and not be cooped [up] studying.
No use panicking. They've all [flown] the coop by now.
corralan enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc
Gallimard agrees [to] the rules, but, as he climbs up the diplomatic ladder, the communist government gets involved, [corralling] Song to become an [informer] for the government.Does it get bad further on? It's okay until the corral. After that, the road gets ugly. You know what corrugated iron is?
Tomorrow morning, we're going inside that corral, and we ain't comin' out, till every one of those rotten piles of garbage has been wasted.
It was one of her usual roundups of bizarre and nondescript characters, corralled from every stratum of society.
stypen or enclosure for swine, pigpen
How do you know what the world is like? Do you know the world is a foul sty? Do you know if you ripped the fronts off houses, you'd find swine?
balusterbanisterSometimes, banisters. the balustrade of a staircaseCharlie! Darling! Are you hurt? I tripped. Oh, what is it? Is it your ankle? I don't think I'm hurt. I grabbed the banister.
What's up? I'm just fixing the banister. Yeah, we got the banister under control.
The doorbel rang. I went out|into the banister, and these two policemen came in, found my mother, and, uh...told her that I was killed in the fire.

The rape scene was shot a number of times and the [only] constraint on the actors, apart from the beginning and end, was that it didn't run over twenty minutes.
compulsion by threat or force, coercion, constraint. esp. imprisonmenttruss
Indeed, the movie's most hilariously obvious scene has Bettie [trussed] up, crucifixion-style,
There's a [bale] of boastful talk about sex but not much of it.
bind (an infant, esp. a newborn infant) with long, narrow strips of cloth to prevent free movement, wrap tightly with clothes Unfortunately for Vincent, Clay survives the accident. Swaddled in [bandages] and [ointments], Clay is attended to by the beautiful Renee Descartes,

Rembrandt uses his painting as a [covert] condemnation of his patrons; when it's [unveiled], they're furious.
intentionally kept concealed
coming at a subsequent time or stage, future, further
Is any villain's ulterior [motives] so transparent as Jackman's?
a horde of this sort is probably [dangerous].
One by one, the unsuspecting residents fall prey to the parasite, and the result is an aggressive horde [of] sex maniacs who will stop at nothing to satisfy their primal lust and pass the infection on through sexual contact.
to hoard [food] during a shortage. 
a movie that sent [hoards] of hysterical critics into a spastic [fit]
And I took them home and [hoarded] them!and that to listen to their aspirations, or their techniques for [word]-hoarding, is a joyous exercise in human curiosity.
ensconceto settle securely or snuglyHe ensconced [himself] in the closet in order to eavesdrop.
A more scholarly sort of Joseph Campbell, long [ensconced] at the University of Chicago

Patriotic prophets will have a hard time holding back this merchandising bonanza.
But she spends the following summer [sitting]
on a mother [loe] of [rage] that will be [unleashed] in the film’s finale

Anyway. So, naturally, I smuggle in a stash, right?
and they want Dean find Troy's remaining stash and give it to them.
Stow that shit in the trunk. Christ, you look like a Mexican butt-hole.
After stumbling upon a [hidden] trove of diaries and back-alley biblio [troves] atingle [with] hissed warnings.
My landlady's got a positive mania for animals. She's got two cats... one Manx, one ordinary... three rabbits in a hutch in the kitchen... they belong to her little boy by rights... and one of those dark-looking dogs with hair over its eyes. 貯藏箱,櫃
repertory is also "a repository, a place where things may be stored," but its most frequently used senses are those involving the theater:
Judith is no longer a woman, the daughter of a richjewish banker. She is henceforth the repository of her own legend, and, as such, in the moonlight, she passes through the sleeping guards.
cisternHer boiler is to be out of the cistern cleaned and all kinds of to-doing. 貯水器,水槽,水池 (屋頂上的)
coffera box or chest, esp. one for valuables
coffers, a treasury, fundsThen a king, Philippe Auguste or Philippe le Bel, I can't remember which, felt threatened by their power. So he seized their coffers, everything the Templars owned was confiscated, and the order was disbanded.【建】(天花板等) 花格鑲板

a hiding place, especially one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures, etc
Casares and Carmen are aligned with the Republican loyalists, and are hiding a large cache of [gold] that's used to back the Republican treasury.【電腦】快速緩衝貯存區
mulcha covering, as of straw, compost, or plastic sheeting, spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth, etc.
And therein lies the rub. Because mulching the cinema of an entire decade [down] into a single impression is, of course, an insanely [reductive] business.
Now, this is the mulch. That's what makes the tree grow.