1. ass (Latin asinus "ass") => easel. 但是拼法上受到了 ease 的影响。
2. The notion of loading a painting or canvas on to a wooden stand, much like as a burden is loaded on to a donkey, is echoed in the use of clotheshorse for a stand for hanging clothes on to dry or air (cf. sawhorse).
来自拉丁词asinus, 驴，见ass. 拼写受ease影响。在英语常见于用动物来代替某些具体物件名，比较sawhorse, 锯木架。
- easel:  Easel was borrowed from Dutch ezel, which means literally ‘donkey’ (it is related to English ass). The notion of loading a painting on to a stand, much as a burden is loaded on to a donkey, is echoed in the use of clotheshorse for a stand for hanging clothes on to dry or air.
- easel (n.)
- 1590s, from Dutch ezel "easel," originally "ass," from Middle Dutch esel, from Latin asinus "ass" (see ass (n.1)); the comparison being of loading a burden on a donkey and propping up a painting or canvas on a wooden stand (compare sawhorse, French chevalet, Italian cavalletto).
- 1. This is a well designed easel which folds up quickly and neatly.
- 2. He went round from easel to easel.
- 3. I took it from the easel and held it up to the windows.
- 4. In the good weather there was always an artist with his easel.
- 5. In the good weather there was always an artist easel.
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