今讀Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, OM, CBE (30 March 1909 – 3 November 2001) 訪談錄。談到著名的藝術史名家Erwin "Pan" Panofsky (March 30, 1892 in Hannover – March 14, 1968 in Princeton, New Jersey) 推論經常過份利用證據，所以" Beware of boa constrictor."
Beware boa constrictor 是平常用的字眼，可是譯者過份"意譯"成 (待確定)："小心莽蛇" (又有不要強行引用證據之意。---譯者注) (取自《藝術與科學》浙江攝影出版社，1998，頁119。)
Icon by Ernst Gombrich | The New York Review of Bookswww.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1996/feb/15/icon/Feb 15, 1996 - by Erwin Panofsky, edited by Irving Lavin, with a memoir by William S. ... notorious quip that we must “beware of the boa constructor,” he was ...
Thus the art historian embarking on such a demonstration had to be familiar with most of the other historical disciplines to adduce parallels from philosophy, poetry, and all the other aspects of the past. It was here that Panofsky excelled. He enjoyed the game of finding links between individual works of art and stylistic developments in other fields, and despite his notorious quip that we must “beware of the boa constructor,” he was firmly convinced that such links must always be there to be found—indeed, I have described elsewhere with what emphasis he asserted his creed in …
《中英對照讀新聞》Boa constrictor on the loose in UK suburb 英國郊區紅尾蚺逃脫◎羅彥傑
boa constrictor 不一定是"紅尾"。
A large boa (Boa constrictor) of tropical America that has brown markings and kills its prey by constriction.
Definition of boa constrictor in English:
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China University of Political Science and Law. “But I don’t agree with some of the wordings in the draft — for example the phrases ‘ideological security’ and ‘cultural security.’ ”
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底气. 基本解释：. 1.说、唱时由胸腔腹腔共鸣产生的力气。2.基本的信心和力量。如：以我的能力和水平来干这件事,感到有点底气不足。