CET6+ TEM4 CET4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1、smoke + fog.
来自 smoke 和 fog 的合成词，用以指伦敦曾经浓烟笼罩的情形。
- smog (n.)
- 1905, blend of smoke and fog, formed "after Lewis Carrol's example" [Klein; see portmanteau]. Reputedly coined in reference to London, and first attested there in a paper read by Dr. H.A. des Voeux, treasurer of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society, though he seems not to have claimed credit for coining it.
At a recent health congress in London, a member used a new term to indicate a frequent London condition, the black fog, which is not unknown in other large cities and which has been the cause of a great deal of bad language in the past. The word thus coined is a contraction of smoke fog "smog" -- and its introduction was received with applause as being eminently expressive and appropriate. It is not exactly a pretty word, but it fits very well the thing it represents, and it has only to become known to be popular. ["Journal of the American Medical Association," Aug. 26, 1905]
Smaze (with haze (n.)) is from 1953.
- 1. Cars cause pollution, both smog and acid rain.
- 2. attempts to reduce smog caused by traffic fumes
- 3. The sky over the city was overspread with a heavy smog.
- 4. The river appeared as if enveloped in smog.
- 5. This system is approved in California for local smog - station installation.
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