May 6, 2013

At the Treillage Café...

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... I was going to say get out of the grid, but you have to stay on the grid to jabber in The Treillage Café. Meade taught me the word treillage. I was going to say "trellis," but treillage sounds a little exotic. I did a Google image search on the word to make sure I wasn't getting it wrong, and the first couple things that came up made me worry for a moment that I'd stumbled into the name of some subdivision of bondage fetishism. The next step in my research was the Oxford English Dictionary (to which I cannot link). Meadhouse dialogue:
ALTHOUSE: Trellage is not even in the Oxford English Dictionary.

MEADE: French!
Trellis, however, is. My favorite historical OED quotes for trellis:
1861   Bp. S. Wilberforce Let. in Life (1881) II. xiii. 454   The earthly love becomes the trellice, up which the heavenly love creeps.
1894   H. Drummond Lowell Lect. Ascent Man 193   Language formed the trellis on which Mind climbed upward.
What metaphorical trellis — treillage — is supporting your upward aspirations? (The shadow the trellis makes on the grass — the focus of this photograph — is a also metaphor, though I don't have quotes for that easily at hand.)

IN THE COMMENTS: Rabel said: "OED may have it with an 'i' before the first l.'" Ah! You are right. Meade only said the word, so I take responsibility for misspelling. I've corrected the spelling in the post, except at the spot where I'm not finding it in the OED. In fact, treillage is in the OED:
1712   J. Addison Spectator No. 477. ¶1   There are as many kinds of Gardening as of Poetry:..Contrivers of Bowers and Grotto's, Treillages and Cascades, are Romance Writers.

26 comments:

mccullough said...

A glorified pergola

Ann Althouse said...

Pergola is the more specific word. Thanks.

Ann Althouse said...

OED quotes for "pergola":

?1664 R. Pratt Note-bk. in R. T. Gunther Archit. Sir Roger Pratt (1928) 121 Ye Pergolo rownde ye Hall how to bee framed....
1849 J. Ruskin Seven Lamps Archit. ii. 43 In the cupola of the Duomo at Parma..we might have taken the vines for a veritable pergola....
1965 J. Didion Slouching towards Bethlehem (1968) iii. 215 A shadowy square with a filigree pergola for the Sunday band, a racket of birds, a cathedral in bad repair with a robin's-egg-blue tile dome, a turkey buzzard on the cross.

Rabel said...

OED may have it with an "i" before the first "l".

treillage

Next Adventure said...

Silly French spellings, with non-pronounced vowels caused the trouble. It is "treillage" treillage, n.
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Pronunciation: /ˈtreɪlɪdʒ/ /trɛjaʒ/
Forms: Also 16 treilliage, 17 treilage.
Etymology: < French treillage (16th cent. in Hatzfeld & Darmesteter), < treille , ... (Show More)
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a. Lattice-work; a framework upon which vines or ornamental plants are trained; a trellis.
1698 W. King Journey to London 28 At St. James's Park there were no Pavillions nor decoration of Treilliage and Flowers.
1712 J. Addison Spectator No. 477. ¶1 There are as many kinds of Gardening as of Poetry:..Contrivers of Bowers and Grotto's, Treillages and Cascades, are Romance Writers.
1830 C. C. F. Greville Mem. 20 Apr. (1875) I. 335 A walk under a treillage of vines.
1907 Edinb. Rev. Jan. 151 The garden is laid out with treillage and grass plot.

edutcher said...

Sounds like garden care - triage the trellis.

PS Is that the Meadhouse back 40?

If so, they should be sending money to us for going through the Althouse Portal.

If not, Meade should still feel complimented we might think so.

Rabel said...

Dibs on the "i". Sorry Next.

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edutcher said...

Off Fox:

AmnestyCare cost pegged at $6.3T.

Along with Tamer and Joker, that should help it along.

madAsHell said...

Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted.

Stop it, Barry! You're scaring me.

Freeman Hunt said...

I love the Wilberforce quote, but I think that I am just the opposite. It is because I love God that I love man. But then, love for God is well-expressed by loving man, so I suppose the nature of the relationship between the loves is reciprocal.

Where's caplight to weigh in?

Ann Althouse said...

"It is because I love God that I love man. But then, love for God is well-expressed by loving man, so I suppose the nature of the relationship between the loves is reciprocal."

But you must have begun by loving your own mother (and, perhaps, father). It would be a freaky baby that thought of God before mother.

Marshal said...

Testimony linked saying Benghazi relief forces (SOC from Tripoli)ordered not to attempt relief.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57583014/diplomat-u.s-special-forces-told-you-cant-go-to-benghazi-during-attacks/

A: So Lieutenant Colonel Gibson, who is the SOCAFRICA commander, his team, you know, they were on their way to the vehicles to go to the airport to get on the C-130 when he got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, you can't go now, you don't have authority to go now. And so they missed the flight. And, of course, this meant that one of the ...

Q : They didn't miss the flight. They were told not to board the flight.

garage mahal said...

CBS NEWS? LOL. Dan Rather? Hello!

edutcher said...

From the Just A Guy In The Neighborhood file:

William Ayers claims just because they used they same type of bombs to murder innocents doesn't mean the Weathermen were the same as the Tsarnys.

The wrong guy got blown up in the bomb-making factory.

Freeman Hunt said...

I didn't love God until my twenties, so yes, I suppose my parents did come first. Heh.

But as far as man generally and the extension of grace to individuals specifically, I'd say God came first.

Nonapod said...

edutcher said...

Off Fox:

AmnestyCare cost pegged at $6.3T.


Of course I'm sure all that additional tax revenue aquired from getting all those illegal workers out from under the table will more than make up for that 6.3 trillion... right? Because, you know that their current employers will be thrilled to have to start paying payroll taxes on all them and won't either fire them or just continue paying them under the table instead.

El Pollo Real said...

Treillis avec jeune vigne.

CharlesVegas said...

How can you tell when Meade is speaking in italics?

traditionalguy said...

We want a pic of the same pergola in August. Whatever flowering vines grow there should take it over.

Hint: do not try that oriental plant called Kudzu.

Lem said...

IF YOU’RE A GOD PERSON, YOUR SKIN MICROBES SHOW IT... says Insta.

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Lem said...

How can you tell when Meade is speaking in italics?

Meade speaks a language called Amazonas... he may have picked it up at the drive in watching a movie called Amazon Women on the Moon... which you can pick up at the Althouse portal and pay nothing extra, and make a contribution to this blog.

Lucien said...

Remembering that Ferguson/Keynes thread of a while back, the Keynes quote that folks usually only get a part of is:
"In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past the ocean is flat again.”

Chip Ahoy said...

You guys have odd Seis de Mayos.
At the treillage.

cf said...

French! Yes, good place to park this erosion into cowardice:

So the wind-shuffling papers in Benghazi are still twitching, I see, how inconvenient for Rachel Maddow and the New York Times.

Just about the same time we cower about chemicals in Syria, Issa is talking calm and clear. Cool.

i won't mention the current prisoner of speech who dishonored the prophet Mohammed, but I DO wonder, again and again, over the months and now years, how does Molly Norris read all of this.

Molly? Are you still out there? What have they done to you? I am ashamed we cannot defend you, champion you to speak and draw your peace. By now you would have long ago moved to more verdant pastures than the old days, had you had the chance to keep growing in your identity.

and yes, Nakoula, that is the worst of it, they threw our liberties aside, will not defend them, ripped them right off from us that september night, damn them, like craft paper torn at a football game, just throw our freedoms to the barbarian zealots to save your own skin, and we are all endangered now.

Do not speak of it. Take Care.

Molly, do you have compassion as we atrophy?

So French.