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14.A glimpse of the Isle of Gloom
  A glimpse of the Isle1 of Gloom
  The children hurried over the cliffs to Bill Smugs and his boat. He wasready for them. He put their packet of sandwiches and cake, their thermos,and a packet of biscuits and chocolate of his own, into the boat. Then theyall got in.
  Bill had brought the boat to shore, instead of hiding it out by the rocks.
  He pushed off, wading2 in the water till the boat floated. Then in he jumped,and took the oars3 till they were away from the rocks.
  ‘Now then,’ he said, in a little while, when they were well beyond therocks and out at sea. ‘Now then, boys, up with that sail and let’s see howyou do it!’
  The boys put up the sail easily. Then they took turns at the tiller, and Billwas pleased with them. ‘You are good pupils,’ he said approvingly. ‘Ibelieve you could take this boat out alone now.’
  ‘Oh, Bill – would you let us?’ asked Jack4 eagerly. ‘You could trust us,really you could.’
  ‘I might, one day,’ said Bill. ‘You would have to promise not to sail outvery far, that’s all.’
  ‘Oh yes, we’d promise anything,’ said the children earnestly. Howthrilling it would be to set off in Bill’s boat all by themselves!
  There was a good wind and the boat sped along smoothly5, rocking a littleevery now and again as she came to a swell6. The sea was really very calm.
  ‘It’s lovely,’ said Jack. ‘I do like the flapping noise the sail makes – andthe sound of the water slapping against the boat, and the steady whistling ofthe wind . . .’
  Dinah and Lucy-Ann let their hands trail in the cool, silky water. Kikiwatched with interest from her perch7 on the big sail. She could hardly keepher balance there, and had to half-spread her wings to help her. She seemedto be enjoying the trip as much as the children.
  ‘Wipe your feet and shut the door,’ she said to Bill Smugs, catching8 hiseye. ‘How many times have I . . .’
  ‘Shut up, Kiki!’ cried everyone at once. ‘Don’t be rude to Bill, or he’llthrow you overboard.’
  Kiki cackled with laughter, rose into the air and joined a couple ofstartled sea-gulls, announcing to them that they had better use theirhandkerchiefs. Then she gave an ear-piercing shriek9 that made the gullssheer off in alarm. Kiki returned to her perch, pleased with herself. She didenjoy creating a sensation, whether it was among human beings, birds oranimals.
  ‘I still can’t see the Isle of Gloom,’ said Jack, who was keeping a sharplook-out for it. ‘Whereabouts is it, Bill? I seem to have lost my sense ofdirection now I’m right out at sea.’
  ‘Over there,’ said Bill pointing. The children followed his finger, butcould see nothing. Still, it was exciting that the ‘bad island’, as Joe called it,was coming nearer and nearer.
  The sailing boat sped on, and the wind freshened a little as they gotfurther out. The girls’ hair streamed out behind them, or blew all over theirfaces, and Bill gave an exclamation10 of annoyance11 as the wind neatlywhipped his cigarette from his fingers and swept it away.
  ‘Now, if Kiki was any use at all, she would fly after that and bring it backto me,’ said Bill, cocking an eye at the parrot.
  ‘Poor Kiki,’ said the parrot, sorrowfully shaking her head. ‘Poor old Kiki.
  What a pity, what a pity, what . . .’
  Jack aimed an old shell at her and she stopped with a cackle of laughter.
  Bill tried to light another cigarette, which the wind made rather difficult.
  After a while Jack gave a sudden cry. ‘Look! Land ho! Isn’t that the Isleof Gloom? It must be.’
  They all looked hard. Looming12 up out of the heat haze13 was land, therewas no doubt about it.
  ‘Yes – that’s the island all right,’ said Bill, with great interest. ‘It’s fairlybig, too.’
  The boat drew nearer. The island became clearer and the children couldsee how rocky and hilly it was. Round it was a continual turmoil14 of water.
  Surf and spray were flung high into the air, and here and there the childrencould see jagged rocks sticking up from the sea.
  They went nearer in. The water was rough and choppy now, and Lucy?Ann began to look a little green. She was the only one who was not a first?rate sailor. But she bravely said nothing, and soon the seasick15 feeling beganto pass off a little.
  ‘Now you can see the wide ring of rocks running round the island,’ saidBill Smugs. ‘My word, aren’t they wicked! I guess many a boat has beenwrecked on them at some time or another. We’ll cruise round a bit, and seeif we can spot any entry. But – we don’t go any nearer, so it’s no usebegging me to.’
  The Albatross was now in a very choppy sea indeed and poor Lucy-Annwent green again. ‘Have a dry biscuit, Lucy-Ann,’ said Bill Smugs, noticingher looks. ‘Nibble it. It may keep off that sick feeling.’
  It did. Lucy-Ann nibbled16 the dry biscuit gratefully and was soon able totake an interest in the trip once more. The Isle of Gloom certainly lived upto its name. It was a most desolate17 place, as far as the children could see. Itseemed to be made of jagged rocks that rose into high hills in the middle ofthe island. A few stunted18 trees grew here and there, and grass showed greenin some places. The rocks were a curious red colour on the seaweed side ofthe island, but black everywhere else.
  ‘There are heaps and heaps of birds there, just as I thought,’ said Jack,looking through his field-glasses in excitement. ‘Golly – just look at them,Bill!’
  But Bill would not leave the tiller. It was dangerous work cruising near tothe ring of rocks in such a choppy sea. He nodded to Jack. ‘I’ll take yourword for it,’ he said. ‘Tell me if you recognise any birds.’
  Jack reeled off a list of names. ‘Bill, there are thousands and thousands ofbirds!’ he cried. ‘Oh, do, do let’s land on the island. Find a way through thisring of rocks somehow. Please, please do.’
  ‘No,’ said Bill firmly. ‘I said not. It would be a dangerous business to getto the island even if we knew the way, and I don’t. I’m not risking all ourlives for the sake of seeing a few birds at close quarters – birds you can seeat Craggy-Tops any day.’
  The sailing boat went on its way round the island, keeping well outsidethe wicked ring of rocks over which waves broke continually, sending sprayhigh into the air. The children watched them, and noticed how they racedover the treacherous19 rocks, making a roaring noise that never stopped. Itwas somehow very thrilling, and the children felt exultant20 and wanted toshout.
  Jack could see the island most clearly because of his field-glasses. Hekept them glued to his eyes, looking at the hundreds of birds, both flyingand sitting, that he could see. Philip tapped his arm.
  ‘Let someone else have a look too,’ he said. ‘Hand over the glasses.’
  Jack didn’t want to, because he was afraid of missing seeing a Great Auk,but he did at last give them to Philip. Philip was not so interested in thebirds – he swept the coast of the island with the glasses – and then gave anexclamation.
  ‘Hallo! There are still houses or something on the island. Surely peopledon’t live there now.’
  ‘Of course not,’ said Bill Smugs. ‘It’s been deserted21 for ages. I can’timagine why anyone ever did live on it. They could not have farmed it orused it for fishing – it’s a desolate, impossible sort of place.’
  ‘I suppose what I can see are only ruins,’ said Philip. ‘They seem to be inthe hills. I can’t make them out really.’
  ‘Anyone walking about – any of Joe’s “things”?’ asked Dinah, with alaugh.
  ‘No, nobody at all,’ said Philip. ‘Have a look through the glasses, Dinah– and then Lucy-Ann. I don’t wonder it’s called the Isle of Gloom. Itcertainly is a terribly gloomy-looking place – nothing alive on it except thesea-birds.’
  The girls had a turn of looking through the glasses too. They didn’t likethe look of the island at all. It was ugly and bare, and had an extraordinaryair of forlornness about it.
  The sailing boat went all round the island, keeping well outside the rocksthat guarded it. The only place where there might conceivably be anentrance between the rocks was a spot to the west. Here the sea became lesschoppy, and although spray was flung up high, the children could see norocks on the surface. The spray was flung by waves racing22 over rocksnearby.
  ‘I bet that’s the only entrance to the island,’ said Jack.
  ‘Well, we’re not going to try it,’ said Bill Smugs at once. ‘I’m going toleave the island now, and head for calmer water. Then we’ll take down thesail and have our tea, bobbing gently about instead of tossing and pitchinglike this. Poor Lucy-Ann keeps on turning green.’
  Jack took a last look through his glasses – and gave such a shout thatDinah nearly over-balanced, and Kiki fell off her perch above.
  ‘Whatever is it?’ said Bill Smugs, startled.
  A Great Auk!’ yelled Jack, the glasses glued to his eyes. ‘It is, it is – anenormous bird – with small wings close to its sides – and a big razor-likebill. It’s a Great Auk!’
  Bill gave the tiller to Jack for a moment and took the glasses. But hecould see no Great Auk, and he handed them back to the excited boy, whosegreen eyes were gleaming with joy.
  ‘I expect it’s one of the razorbills,’ he said. ‘The Great Auk is much likea big razorbill, you know – you’ve let your wish be father to the thought,old man. That wasn’t a Great Auk, I’ll be bound.’
  But Jack was absolutely convinced that it was. He could not see it anylonger, but, as they left the island behind, the boy sat looking longinglybackwards at it. The Great Auk was there. He was sure it was. He wascertain he had seen one. How could Bill suggest it was a razorbill?
  ‘Bill – Bill – do go back,’ begged Jack, hardly able to contain himself. ‘Iknow it was an auk – a Great Auk. I suddenly saw it. Imagine it! What willthe world say if they know I’ve found a Great Auk, a bird that’s beenextinct for years!’
  ‘The world wouldn’t care much,’ said Bill Smugs drily. ‘Only a fewpeople keen on birds would be excited. Calm yourself a bit – I’m afraid itcertainly wasn’t the bird you thought.’
  Jack couldn’t calm himself. He sat looking terribly excited, his eyesglowing, his face red, his hair blown about in the wind. Kiki felt theexcitement and came down to his shoulder, pecking at his ear to get hisattention.
  ‘It was a Great Auk, it was, it was,’ said Jack, and Lucy-Ann slipped ahand in his arm and squeezed it. She too was sure it was a Great Auk – andanyway she wasn’t going to spoil her brother’s pleasure by saying that itwasn’t. Neither Philip nor Dinah believed that it was.
  They had their tea on calmer water, with the sail down and the boatdrifting where it pleased. Jack could eat nothing, though he drank his tea.
  Lucy-Ann, hungry now after her seasickness23, ate Jack’s share of the tea, andenjoyed it. The others enjoyed themselves too. It had been an excitingafternoon.
  ‘Can we sail your boat by ourselves sometime, as you promised?’ askedJack suddenly. Bill Smugs looked at him sharply.
  ‘Only if you promise not to go very far out,’ he said. ‘No rushing off tofind the Great Auk on the Isle of Gloom, you know.’
  As this was the idea at the back of Jack’s mind, the boy went red at once.
  ‘All right,’ he said at last. ‘I promise not to go to the Isle of Gloom in yourboat, Bill. But may we really go out by ourselves other days?’
  ‘Yes, you may,’ said Bill. ‘I think you really know how to manage theboat all right – and you can’t come to much harm if you choose a calm day.’
  Jack looked pleased. A dreamy expression came over his face. He knewwhat he meant to do. He would keep his word to Bill Smugs – he would notgo to the Isle of Gloom in Bill’s boat – but he would go in someone else’s.
  He would practise sailing and rowing in Bill’s boat – and as soon as he wasabsolutely sure of handling it, he would borrow Joe’s boat, and go to theisland in that.
  This was a bold and daring plan – but Jack was so thrilled at the idea offinding a Great Auk, when everyone else thought it was extinct, that he waswilling to run any risk to get to the island. He was sure he could find theentrance to the ring of rocks. He would furl the sail when he got near therocks and do some rowing. Joe’s boat was big and heavy, but Jack thoughthe could manage it well enough.
  He said nothing to the others whilst Bill was there. Bill mustn’t know. Hewas jolly and kind and a good friend – but he was a grown-up, and grown?ups always stopped children doing anything risky24. So Jack sat in the rockingboat and thought out his daring plan, not hearing the others’ remarks orteasing.
  ‘He’s gone off to the island to see his Great Auk,’ said Dinah, with alaugh.
  ‘Poor old Jack – that bird has quite taken his appetite away,’ said Philip.
  ‘Wake up!’ said Bill, giving Jack a nudge. ‘Be a little sociable25.’
  After tea they decided26 to row back, taking it in turns. Bill thought itwould be good for them to have some exercise, and the children enjoyedhandling the oars. Jack rowed vigorously, thinking that it was good practicefor the time when he would go to the island.
  ‘Well – here we are, safely back again,’ said Bill, as the boat came toshore. The boys jumped out and pulled it in. The girls got out, bringing thethermos flask27 with them. Bill pulled the boat up the shore.
  ‘Well, goodbye,’ he said. ‘We’ve had a fine time. Come along tomorrow,if you like, and I’ll let you have a shot at taking the boat out by yourselves.’
  ‘Oh, thanks!’ cried the children, and Kiki echoed the words too. ‘Oh,thanks!’ she said, ‘oh, thanks; oh, thanks; oh thanks!’
  ‘Be quiet,’ said Philip, with a laugh, but Kiki chanted the words all theway home. ‘Oh, thanks; oh, thanks; oh, thanks; oh, thanks!’
  ‘Did you have a nice afternoon?’ asked Aunt Polly, when they went intothe house.
  ‘Lovely,’ said Dinah. ‘Is your headache better, Aunt Polly?’
  ‘Not much,’ said her aunt, who looked pale and tired. ‘I think I’ll go tobed early tonight, if you’ll take your uncle’s supper in to him, instead of me,Dinah.’
  ‘Yes, I will,’ said Dinah, not liking28 the task very much, for she was ratherafraid of her learned and peculiar29 uncle.
  Joe came in at that moment and stared at the four children. ‘Where youbeen?’ he asked roughly. And where did you go this morning, after youwent into the caves?’
  ‘We came up to the house,’ said Philip, putting on a surprised expressionthat infuriated Joe. ‘Didn’t you see us? And we’ve just come back from apicnic, Joe. Why all this concern for our whereabouts? Did you want tocome with us?’
  Joe made an angry noise, at once copied by Kiki, who then cackled outher maddening laughter. Joe gave the parrot a look of hatred30 and stalkedout.
  ‘Don’t tease him,’ said Aunt Polly wearily. ‘He’s really getting lazy. Henever came near the house all the morning. Well – I’m going to bed.’
  ‘Jack, you help me with Uncle Jocelyn’s tray,’ said Dinah, when thesupper was ready. ‘It’s heavy. Philip’s gone off somewhere as usual. Healways disappears when there’s any job to be done.’
  Jack took the heavy tray and followed Dinah as she led the way to heruncle’s study. She knocked on the door. A voice grunted32, and Dinahimagined it said ‘Come in.’
  They went in, Kiki on Jack’s shoulder as usual. ‘Your supper, Uncle,’
  said Dinah. ‘Aunt Polly’s gone to bed. She’s tired.’
  ‘Poor Polly, poor dear Polly,’ said Kiki, in a pitying tone. Uncle Jocelynlooked up, startled. He saw the parrot and picked up a paperweight.
  Kiki at once flew out of the door, and Uncle Jocelyn put the paperweightdown again. ‘Keep that parrot out,’ he said grumpily. ‘Interfering bird. Putthe tray down there. Who are you, young man?’
  ‘I’m Jack Trent,’ said Jack, surprised that anyone could be so forgetful.
  ‘You saw me and my sister Lucy-Ann the day we came here, sir. Don’t youremember?’
  ‘Too many children in this house,’ said Uncle Jocelyn, in a grumblingtone. ‘Can’t get any work done at all.’
  ‘Oh, Uncle – you know we never disturb you,’ said Dinah indignantly.
  Uncle Jocelyn was bending over a big and very old map. Jack glanced atit.
  ‘Oh,’ he said, ‘that’s a map of part of this coast – and that’s the Isle ofGloom, isn’t it, sir?’
  He pointed33 to the outline of the island, drawn34 carefully on the big map.
  Uncle Jocelyn nodded.
  ‘Have you ever been there?’ asked Jack eagerly. ‘We saw it thisafternoon, sir.’
  ‘Never been there, and don’t want to go either,’ said Uncle Jocelynsurlily.
  ‘I saw a Great Auk there this afternoon,’ said Jack proudly.
  This did not impress Uncle Jocelyn at all. ‘Nonsense,’ he said. ‘Bird’sbeen extinct for ages. You saw a razorbill. Don’t be foolish, boy.’
  Jack was annoyed. Only Lucy-Ann paid any attention to his greatdiscovery, and she, he knew, would have believed him if he had said he hadseen Santa Claus on the island. He stared sulkily at the untidy, frowning oldman.
  Uncle Jocelyn stared back. ‘Could I see the map, please?’ asked Jacksuddenly, thinking that he might possibly see marked on it the entrancebetween the rocks.
  ‘Why? Are you interested in that sort of thing?’ asked Uncle Jocelyn,surprised.
  ‘I’m very interested in the Isle of Gloom,’ said Jack. ‘Please – may I seethe35 map, sir?’
  ‘I’ve got a bigger one somewhere – showing only the island, in greatdetail,’ said Uncle Jocelyn, quite pleased now to think that anyone shouldbe interested in his maps. ‘Let me see – where is it?’
  Whilst he went to look for it, Jack and Dinah had a good look at the bigmap of the coast. There, lying off it, ringed by rocks, was the Isle of Gloom.
  It had a queer shape, rather like an egg with a bulge36 in the middle of oneside, and its coast was very much indented37. It lay almost due west ofCraggy-Tops.
  Jack pored over the map, feeling terribly excited. If only Uncle Jocelynwould lend it to him!
  ‘Look,’ he said to Dinah, in a low voice. ‘Look. The ring of rocks isbroken just there. See? I bet it’s where I imagined the entrance was thisafternoon. See that hill shown in the map? The entrance to the rocks is justabout opposite. If ever we wanted to go there – and goodness knows I do –we need only look for that hill – it’s the highest on the island, I should think– and then watch for the entrance to the rocks just opposite to the hill.
  ‘It looks easy on the map, but I bet it’s a jolly sight more difficult whenyou get out on the sea,’ said Dinah. ‘You sound as if you mean to go there,Jack – but you know what we promised Bill Smugs. We can’t break ourpromise.’
  ‘I know that, idiot,’ said Jack, who had never broken a promise in hislife. ‘I’ve got another plan. I’ll tell you later.’
  Much to the children’s disappointment, Uncle Jocelyn could not find thelarge map of the island. He would not lend the other to Jack.
  ‘Certainly not,’ he said, looking quite shocked. ‘It’s a very, very old map– hundreds of years old. I wouldn’t dream of handing it out to you. You’ddamage it, or lose it or something. I know what children are.’
  ‘You don’t, Uncle,’ said Dinah. ‘You don’t know what we are like a bit.
  Why, we hardly ever see you. Do lend us the map.’
  But nothing would persuade the old man to part with his precious map.
  So, taking one last glance at the drawing of the island, with its curious ringof protecting rocks, and the one break in them, Jack and Dinah left theuntidy, book-lined study.
  ‘Don’t forget your supper, Uncle,’ called back Dinah as she shut the door.
  Uncle Jocelyn gave a grunt31. He was already lost in his work again. Thesupper-tray stood unheeded beside him.
  ‘I bet he’ll forget all about it,’ said Dinah. And she was right. When AuntPolly went into the study the next day to tidy it as usual, there was thesupper-tray standing38 on the table, complete with plate of meat andvegetables, and piece of pie and custard.
  ‘You’re worse than a child,’ scolded Aunt Polly. ‘Yes, you really are,Jocelyn.’


1 isle fatze     
  • He is from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.他来自爱尔兰海的马恩岛。
  • The boat left for the paradise isle of Bali.小船驶向天堂一般的巴厘岛。
2 wading 0fd83283f7380e84316a66c449c69658     
(从水、泥等)蹚,走过,跋( wade的现在分词 )
  • The man tucked up his trousers for wading. 那人卷起裤子,准备涉水。
  • The children were wading in the sea. 孩子们在海水中走着。
3 oars c589a112a1b341db7277ea65b5ec7bf7     
n.桨,橹( oar的名词复数 );划手v.划(行)( oar的第三人称单数 )
  • He pulled as hard as he could on the oars. 他拼命地划桨。
  • The sailors are bending to the oars. 水手们在拼命地划桨。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 jack 53Hxp     
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
5 smoothly iiUzLG     
  • The workmen are very cooperative,so the work goes on smoothly.工人们十分合作,所以工作进展顺利。
  • Just change one or two words and the sentence will read smoothly.这句话只要动一两个字就顺了。
6 swell IHnzB     
  • The waves had taken on a deep swell.海浪汹涌。
  • His injured wrist began to swell.他那受伤的手腕开始肿了。
7 perch 5u1yp     
  • The bird took its perch.鸟停歇在栖木上。
  • Little birds perch themselves on the branches.小鸟儿栖歇在树枝上。
8 catching cwVztY     
  • There are those who think eczema is catching.有人就是认为湿疹会传染。
  • Enthusiasm is very catching.热情非常富有感染力。
9 shriek fEgya     
  • Suddenly he began to shriek loudly.突然他开始大声尖叫起来。
  • People sometimes shriek because of terror,anger,or pain.人们有时会因为恐惧,气愤或疼痛而尖叫。
10 exclamation onBxZ     
  • He could not restrain an exclamation of approval.他禁不住喝一声采。
  • The author used three exclamation marks at the end of the last sentence to wake up the readers.作者在文章的最后一句连用了三个惊叹号,以引起读者的注意。
11 annoyance Bw4zE     
  • Why do you always take your annoyance out on me?为什么你不高兴时总是对我出气?
  • I felt annoyance at being teased.我恼恨别人取笑我。
12 looming 1060bc05c0969cf209c57545a22ee156     
n.上现蜃景(光通过低层大气发生异常折射形成的一种海市蜃楼)v.隐约出现,阴森地逼近( loom的现在分词 );隐约出现,阴森地逼近
  • The foothills were looming ahead through the haze. 丘陵地带透过薄雾朦胧地出现在眼前。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Then they looked up. Looming above them was Mount Proteome. 接着他们往上看,在其上隐约看到的是蛋白质组山。 来自英汉非文学 - 生命科学 - 回顾与展望
13 haze O5wyb     
  • I couldn't see her through the haze of smoke.在烟雾弥漫中,我看不见她。
  • He often lives in a haze of whisky.他常常是在威士忌的懵懂醉意中度过的。
14 turmoil CKJzj     
  • His mind was in such a turmoil that he couldn't get to sleep.内心的纷扰使他无法入睡。
  • The robbery put the village in a turmoil.抢劫使全村陷入混乱。
15 seasick seasick     
  • When I get seasick,I throw up my food.我一晕船就呕吐。
  • He got seasick during the voyage.在航行中他晕船。
16 nibbled e053ad3f854d401d3fe8e7fa82dc3325     
v.啃,一点一点地咬(吃)( nibble的过去式和过去分词 );啃出(洞),一点一点咬出(洞);慢慢减少;小口咬
  • She nibbled daintily at her cake. 她优雅地一点一点地吃着自己的蛋糕。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Several companies have nibbled at our offer. 若干公司表示对我们的出价有兴趣。 来自《简明英汉词典》
17 desolate vmizO     
  • The city was burned into a desolate waste.那座城市被烧成一片废墟。
  • We all felt absolutely desolate when she left.她走后,我们都觉得万分孤寂。
18 stunted b003954ac4af7c46302b37ae1dfa0391     
  • the stunted lives of children deprived of education 未受教育的孩子所过的局限生活
  • But the landed oligarchy had stunted the country's democratic development for generations. 但是好几代以来土地寡头的统治阻碍了这个国家民主的发展。
19 treacherous eg7y5     
  • The surface water made the road treacherous for drivers.路面的积水对驾车者构成危险。
  • The frozen snow was treacherous to walk on.在冻雪上行走有潜在危险。
20 exultant HhczC     
  • The exultant crowds were dancing in the streets.欢欣的人群在大街上跳起了舞。
  • He was exultant that she was still so much in his power.他仍然能轻而易举地摆布她,对此他欣喜若狂。
21 deserted GukzoL     
  • The deserted village was filled with a deathly silence.这个荒废的村庄死一般的寂静。
  • The enemy chieftain was opposed and deserted by his followers.敌人头目众叛亲离。
22 racing 1ksz3w     
  • I was watching the racing on television last night.昨晚我在电视上看赛马。
  • The two racing drivers fenced for a chance to gain the lead.两个赛车手伺机竞相领先。
23 seasickness ojpzVf     
  • Europeans take melons for a preventive against seasickness. 欧洲人吃瓜作为预防晕船的方法。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He was very prone to seasickness and already felt queasy. 他快晕船了,已经感到恶心了。 来自辞典例句
24 risky IXVxe     
  • It may be risky but we will chance it anyhow.这可能有危险,但我们无论如何要冒一冒险。
  • He is well aware how risky this investment is.他心里对这项投资的风险十分清楚。
25 sociable hw3wu     
  • Roger is a very sociable person.罗杰是个非常好交际的人。
  • Some children have more sociable personalities than others.有些孩子比其他孩子更善于交际。
26 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
27 flask Egxz8     
  • There is some deposit in the bottom of the flask.这只烧杯的底部有些沉淀物。
  • He took out a metal flask from a canvas bag.他从帆布包里拿出一个金属瓶子。
28 liking mpXzQ5     
  • The word palate also means taste or liking.Palate这个词也有“口味”或“嗜好”的意思。
  • I must admit I have no liking for exaggeration.我必须承认我不喜欢夸大其词。
29 peculiar cinyo     
  • He walks in a peculiar fashion.他走路的样子很奇特。
  • He looked at me with a very peculiar expression.他用一种很奇怪的表情看着我。
30 hatred T5Gyg     
  • He looked at me with hatred in his eyes.他以憎恨的眼光望着我。
  • The old man was seized with burning hatred for the fascists.老人对法西斯主义者充满了仇恨。
31 grunt eeazI     
  • He lifted the heavy suitcase with a grunt.他咕噜着把沉重的提箱拎了起来。
  • I ask him what he think,but he just grunt.我问他在想什麽,他只哼了一声。
32 grunted f18a3a8ced1d857427f2252db2abbeaf     
(猪等)作呼噜声( grunt的过去式和过去分词 ); (指人)发出类似的哼声; 咕哝着说
  • She just grunted, not deigning to look up from the page. 她只咕哝了一声,继续看书,不屑抬起头来看一眼。
  • She grunted some incomprehensible reply. 她咕噜着回答了些令人费解的话。
33 pointed Il8zB4     
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
34 drawn MuXzIi     
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
35 seethe QE0yt     
  • Many Indians continue to seethe and some are calling for military action against their riotous neighbour.很多印度人都处于热血沸腾的状态,很多都呼吁针对印度这个恶邻采取军事行动。
  • She seethed with indignation.她由于愤怒而不能平静。
36 bulge Ns3ze     
  • The apple made a bulge in his pocket.苹果把他口袋塞得鼓了起来。
  • What's that awkward bulge in your pocket?你口袋里那块鼓鼓囊囊的东西是什么?
37 indented bqKz7f     
  • His voyage was down Chile's indented coastline.他的航行沿智利参差曲折的海岸线行进。
  • Each paragraph of the body is usually indented five blocks.正文每段开始,一般缩进五个英文字母。
38 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。


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