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Chapter 9

he supper was ready laid, the chairs were drawn1 round thetable, bottles, jugs2, and glasses were arranged upon thesideboard, and everything betokened3 the approach of themost convivial4 period in the whole four-and-twenty hours.

  ‘Where’s Rachael?’ said Mr. Wardle.

  ‘Ay, and Jingle5?’ added Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Dear me,’ said the host, ‘I wonder I haven’t missed him before.

  Why, I don’t think I’ve heard his voice for two hours at least.

  Emily, my dear, ring the bell.’

  The bell was rung, and the fat boy appeared.

  ‘Where’s Miss Rachael?’ He couldn’t say. ‘Where’s Mr. Jingle,then?’ He didn’t know. Everybody looked surprised. It was late―past eleven o’clock. Mr. Tupman laughed in his sleeve. They wereloitering somewhere, talking about him. Ha, ha! capital notionthat―funny.

  ‘Never mind,’ said Wardle, after a short pause. ‘They’ll turn uppresently, I dare say. I never wait supper for anybody.’

  ‘Excellent rule, that,’ said Mr. Pickwick―‘admirable.’

  ‘Pray, sit down,’ said the host.

  ‘Certainly’ said Mr. Pickwick; and down they sat.

  There was a gigantic round of cold beef on the table, and Mr.

  Pickwick was supplied with a plentiful6 portion of it. He had raisedhis fork to his lips, and was on the very point of opening his mouthfor the reception of a piece of beef, when the hum of many voicessuddenly arose in the kitchen. He paused, and laid down his fork.

  Mr. Wardle paused too, and insensibly released his hold of thecarving-knife, which remained inserted in the beef. He looked atMr. Pickwick. Mr. Pickwick looked at him.

  Heavy footsteps were heard in the passage; the parlour doorwas suddenly burst open; and the man who had cleaned Mr.

  Pickwick’s boots on his first arrival, rushed into the room,followed by the fat boy and all the domestics. ‘What the devil’s themeaning of this?’ exclaimed the host.

  ‘The kitchen chimney ain’t a-fire, is it, Emma?’ inquired the oldlady. ‘Lor, grandma! No,’ screamed both the young ladies.

  ‘What’s the matter?’ roared the master of the house.

  The man gasped7 for breath, and faintly ejaculated―‘They ha’ gone, mas’r!―gone right clean off, sir!’ (At thisjuncture Mr. Tupman was observed to lay down his knife and fork,and to turn very pale.)‘Who’s gone?’ said Mr. Wardle fiercely.

  ‘Mus’r Jingle and Miss Rachael, in a po’-chay, from Blue Lion,Muggleton. I was there; but I couldn’t stop ‘em; so I run off to tell’ee.’

  ‘I paid his expenses!’ said Mr. Tupman, jumping up frantically8.

  ‘He’s got ten pounds of mine!―stop him!―he’s swindled me!―Iwon’t bear it!―I’ll have justice, Pickwick!―I won’t stand it!’ andwith sundry9 incoherent exclamations10 of the like nature, theunhappy gentleman spun11 round and round the apartment, in atransport of frenzy12.

  ‘Lord preserve us!’ ejaculated Mr. Pickwick, eyeing theextraordinary gestures of his friend with terrified surprise. ‘He’sgone mad! What shall we do?’

  ‘Do!’ said the stout13 old host, who regarded only the last words ofthe sentence. ‘Put the horse in the gig! I’ll get a chaise at the Lion,and follow ’em instantly. Where?’―he exclaimed, as the man ranout to execute the commission―‘where’s that villain14, Joe?’

  ‘Here I am! but I hain’t a willin,’ replied a voice. It was the fatboy’s.

  ‘Let me get at him, Pickwick,’ cried Wardle, as he rushed at theill-starred youth. ‘He was bribed15 by that scoundrel, Jingle, to putme on a wrong scent16, by telling a cock-and-bull story of my sisterand your friend Tupman!’ (Here Mr. Tupman sank into a chair.)‘Let me get at him!’

  ‘Don’t let him!’ screamed all the women, above whoseexclamations the blubbering of the fat boy was distinctly audible.

  ‘I won’t be held!’ cried the old man. ‘Mr. Winkle, take yourhands off. Mr. Pickwick, let me go, sir!’

  It was a beautiful sight, in that moment of turmoil17 andconfusion, to behold18 the placid19 and philosophical20 expression ofMr. Pickwick’s face, albeit21 somewhat flushed with exertion22, as hestood with his arms firmly clasped round the extensive waist oftheir corpulent host, thus restraining the impetuosity of hispassion, while the fat boy was scratched, and pulled, and pushedfrom the room by all the females congregated23 therein. He had nosooner released his hold, than the man entered to announce thatthe gig was ready.

  ‘Don’t let him go alone!’ screamed the females. ‘He’ll killsomebody!’

  ‘I’ll go with him,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘You’re a good fellow, Pickwick,’ said the host, grasping hishand. ‘Emma, give Mr. Pickwick a shawl to tie round his neck―make haste. Look after your grandmother, girls; she has faintedaway. Now then, are you ready?’

  Mr. Pickwick’s mouth and chin having been hastily envelopedin a large shawl, his hat having been put on his head, and hisgreatcoat thrown over his arm, he replied in the affirmative.

  They jumped into the gig. ‘Give her her head, Tom,’ cried thehost; and away they went, down the narrow lanes; jolting24 in andout of the cart-ruts, and bumping up against the hedges on eitherside, as if they would go to pieces every moment.

  ‘How much are they ahead?’ shouted Wardle, as they drove upto the door of the Blue Lion, round which a little crowd hadcollected, late as it was.

  ‘Not above three-quarters of an hour,’ was everybody’s reply.

  ‘Chaise-and-four directly!―out with ’em! Put up the gigafterwards.’

  ‘Now, boys!’ cried the landlord―‘chaise-and-four out―makehaste―look alive there!’

  Away ran the hostlers and the boys. The lanterns glimmered25, asthe men ran to and fro; the horses’ hoofs26 clattered27 on the unevenpaving of the yard; the chaise rumbled28 as it was drawn out of thecoach-house; and all was noise and bustle29.

  ‘Now then!―is that chaise coming out to-night?’ cried Wardle.

  ‘Coming down the yard now, sir,’ replied the hostler.

  Out came the chaise―in went the horses―on sprang the boys―in got the travellers.

  ‘Mind―the seven-mile stage in less than half an hour!’ shoutedWardle.

  ‘Off with you!’

  The boys applied30 whip and spur, the waiters shouted, thehostlers cheered, and away they went, fast and furiously.

  ‘Pretty situation,’ thought Mr. Pickwick, when he had had amoment’s time for reflection. ‘Pretty situation for the generalchairman of the Pickwick Club. Damp chaise―strange horses―fifteen miles an hour―and twelve o’clock at night!’

  For the first three or four miles, not a word was spoken byeither of the gentlemen, each being too much immersed in his ownreflections to address any observations to his companion. Whenthey had gone over that much ground, however, and the horsesgetting thoroughly31 warmed began to do their work in really goodstyle, Mr. Pickwick became too much exhilarated with the rapidityof the motion, to remain any longer perfectly32 mute.

  ‘We’re sure to catch them, I think,’ said he.

  ‘Hope so,’ replied his companion.

  ‘Fine night,’ said Mr. Pickwick, looking up at the moon, whichwas shining brightly.

  ‘So much the worse,’ returned Wardle; ‘for they’ll have had allthe advantage of the moonlight to get the start of us, and we shalllose it. It will have gone down in another hour.’

  ‘It will be rather unpleasant going at this rate in the dark, won’tit?’ inquired Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘I dare say it will,’ replied his friend dryly.

  Mr. Pickwick’s temporary excitement began to sober down alittle, as he reflected upon the inconveniences and dangers of theexpedition in which he had so thoughtlessly embarked33. He wasroused by a loud shouting of the post-boy on the leader.

  ‘Yo-yo-yo-yo-yoe!’ went the first boy.

  ‘Yo-yo-yo-yoe!’ went the second.

  ‘Yo-yo-yo-yoe!’ chimed in old Wardle himself, most lustily, withhis head and half his body out of the coach window.

  ‘Yo-yo-yo-yoe!’ shouted Mr. Pickwick, taking up the burden ofthe cry, though he had not the slightest notion of its meaning orobject. And amidst the yo-yoing of the whole four, the chaisestopped.

  ‘What’s the matter?’ inquired Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘There’s a gate here,’ replied old Wardle. ‘We shall hearsomething of the fugitives34.’

  After a lapse35 of five minutes, consumed in incessant36 knockingand shouting, an old man in his shirt and trousers emerged fromthe turnpike-house, and opened the gate.

  ‘How long is it since a post-chaise went through here?’ inquiredMr. Wardle.

  ‘How long?’


  ‘Why, I don’t rightly know. It worn’t a long time ago, nor itworn’t a short time ago―just between the two, perhaps.’

  ‘Has any chaise been by at all?’

  ‘Oh, yes, there’s been a Shay by.’

  ‘How long ago, my friend,’ interposed Mr. Pickwick; ‘an hour?’

  ‘Ah, I dare say it might be,’ replied the man.

  ‘Or two hours?’ inquired the post-boy on the wheeler.

  ‘Well, I shouldn’t wonder if it was,’ returned the old mandoubtfully.

  ‘Drive on, boys,’ cried the testy37 old gentleman; ‘don’t waste anymore time with that old idiot!’

  ‘Idiot!’ exclaimed the old man with a grin, as he stood in themiddle of the road with the gate half-closed, watching the chaisewhich rapidly diminished in the increasing distance. ‘No―notmuch o’ that either; you’ve lost ten minutes here, and gone awayas wise as you came, arter all. If every man on the line as has aguinea give him, earns it half as well, you won’t catch t’other shaythis side Mich’lmas, old short-and-fat.’ And with anotherprolonged grin, the old man closed the gate, re-entered his house,and bolted the door after him.

  Meanwhile the chaise proceeded, without any slackening ofpace, towards the conclusion of the stage. The moon, as Wardlehad foretold38, was rapidly on the wane39; large tiers of dark, heavyclouds, which had been gradually overspreading the sky for sometime past, now formed one black mass overhead; and large dropsof rain which pattered every now and then against the windows ofthe chaise, seemed to warn the travellers of the rapid approach ofa stormy night. The wind, too, which was directly against them,swept in furious gusts40 down the narrow road, and howled dismallythrough the trees which skirted the pathway. Mr. Pickwick drewhis coat closer about him, coiled himself more snugly41 up into thecorner of the chaise, and fell into a sound sleep, from which hewas only awakened42 by the stopping of the vehicle, the sound of thehostler’s bell, and a loud cry of ‘Horses on directly!’

  But here another delay occurred. The boys were sleeping withsuch mysterious soundness, that it took five minutes a-piece towake them. The hostler had somehow or other mislaid the key ofthe stable, and even when that was found, two sleepy helpers putthe wrong harness on the wrong horses, and the whole process ofharnessing had to be gone through afresh. Had Mr. Pickwick beenalone, these multiplied obstacles would have completely put anend to the pursuit at once, but old Wardle was not to be so easilydaunted; and he laid about him with such hearty43 good-will, cuffingthis man, and pushing that; strapping44 a buckle45 here, and taking ina link there, that the chaise was ready in a much shorter time thancould reasonably have been expected, under so many difficulties.

  They resumed their journey; and certainly the prospect46 beforethem was by no means encouraging. The stage was fifteen mileslong, the night was dark, the wind high, and the rain pouring intorrents. It was impossible to make any great way against suchobstacles united; it was hard upon one o’clock already; and nearlytwo hours were consumed in getting to the end of the stage. Here,however, an object presented itself, which rekindled47 their hopes,and reanimated their drooping48 spirits.

  ‘When did this chaise come in?’ cried old Wardle, leaping out ofhis own vehicle, and pointing to one covered with wet mud, whichwas standing49 in the yard.

  ‘Not a quarter of an hour ago, sir,’ replied the hostler, to whomthe question was addressed. ‘Lady and gentleman?’ inquiredWardle, almost breathless with impatience50.

  ‘Yes, sir.’

  ‘Tall gentleman―dress-coat―long legs―thin body?’

  ‘Yes, sir.’

  ‘Elderly lady―thin face―rather skinny―eh?’

  ‘Yes, sir.’

  ‘By heavens, it’s the couple, Pickwick,’ exclaimed the oldgentleman.

  ‘Would have been here before,’ said the hostler, ‘but they brokea trace.’

  ‘’Tis them!’ said Wardle, ‘it is, by Jove! Chaise-and-fourinstantly! We shall catch them yet before they reach the nextstage. A guinea a-piece, boys-be alive there―bustle about―there’sgood fellows.’

  And with such admonitions as these, the old gentleman ran upand down the yard, and bustled51 to and fro, in a state of excitementwhich communicated itself to Mr. Pickwick also; and under theinfluence of which, that gentleman got himself into complicatedentanglements with harness, and mixed up with horses andwheels of chaises, in the most surprising manner, firmly believingthat by so doing he was materially forwarding the preparations fortheir resuming their journey.

  ‘Jump in―jump in!’ cried old Wardle, climbing into the chaise,pulling up the steps, and slamming the door after him. ‘Comealong! Make haste!’ And before Mr. Pickwick knew precisely52 whathe was about, he felt himself forced in at the other door, by onepull from the old gentleman and one push from the hostler; and offthey were again.

  ‘Ah! we are moving now,’ said the old gentleman exultingly53.

  They were indeed, as was sufficiently54 testified to Mr. Pickwick, byhis constant collision either with the hard wood-work of thechaise, or the body of his companion.

  ‘Hold up!’ said the stout old Mr. Wardle, as Mr. Pickwick divedhead foremost into his capacious waistcoat.

  ‘I never did feel such a jolting in my life,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Never mind,’ replied his companion, ‘it will soon be over.

  Steady, steady.’

  Mr. Pickwick planted himself into his own corner, as firmly ashe could; and on whirled the chaise faster than ever.

  They had travelled in this way about three miles, when Mr.

  Wardle, who had been looking out of the Window for two or threeminutes, suddenly drew in his face, covered with splashes, andexclaimed in breathless eagerness―‘Here they are!’

  Mr. Pickwick thrust his head out of his window. Yes: there wasa chaise-and-four, a short distance before them, dashing along atfull gallop55.

  ‘Go on, go on,’ almost shrieked56 the old gentleman. ‘Two guineasa-piece, boys―don’t let ’em gain on us―keep it up―keep it up.’

  The horses in the first chaise started on at their utmost speed;and those in Mr. Wardle’s galloped57 furiously behind them.

  ‘I see his head,’ exclaimed the choleric58 old man; ‘damme, I seehis head.’

  ‘So do I’ said Mr. Pickwick; ‘that’s he.’ Mr. Pickwick was notmistaken. The countenance59 of Mr. Jingle, completely coated withmud thrown up by the wheels, was plainly discernible at thewindow of his chaise; and the motion of his arm, which waswaving violently towards the postillions, denoted that he wasencouraging them to increased exertion.

  The interest was intense. Fields, trees, and hedges, seemed torush past them with the velocity60 of a whirlwind, so rapid was thepace at which they tore along. They were close by the side of thefirst chaise. Jingle’s voice could be plainly heard, even above thedin of the wheels, urging on the boys. Old Mr. Wardle foamed61 withrage and excitement. He roared out scoundrels and villains62 by thedozen, clenched63 his fist and shook it expressively64 at the object ofhis indignation; but Mr. Jingle only answered with acontemptuous smile, and replied to his menaces by a shout oftriumph, as his horses, answering the increased application ofwhip and spur, broke into a faster gallop, and left the pursuersbehind.

  Mr. Pickwick had just drawn in his head, and Mr. Wardle,exhausted with shouting, had done the same, when a tremendousjolt threw them forward against the front of the vehicle. There wasa sudden bump―a loud crash―away rolled a wheel, and overwent the chaise.

  After a very few seconds of bewilderment and confusion, inwhich nothing but the plunging65 of horses, and breaking of glasscould be made out, Mr. Pickwick felt himself violently pulled outfrom among the ruins of the chaise; and as soon as he had gainedhis feet, extricated66 his head from the skirts of his greatcoat, whichmaterially impeded67 the usefulness of his spectacles, the fulldisaster of the case met his view.

  Old Mr. Wardle without a hat, and his clothes torn in severalplaces, stood by his side, and the fragments of the chaise layscattered at their feet. The post-boys, who had succeeded incutting the traces, were standing, disfigured with mud anddisordered by hard riding, by the horses’ heads. About a hundredyards in advance was the other chaise, which had pulled up onhearing the crash. The postillions, each with a broad grinconvulsing his countenance, were viewing the adverse68 party fromtheir saddles, and Mr. Jingle was contemplating69 the wreck70 fromthe coach window, with evident satisfaction. The day was justbreaking, and the whole scene was rendered perfectly visible bythe grey light of the morning.

  ‘Hollo!’ shouted the shameless Jingle, ‘anybody damaged?―elderly gentlemen―no light weights―dangerous work―very.’

  ‘You’re a rascal,’ roared Wardle.

  ‘Ha! ha!’ replied Jingle; and then he added, with a knowingwink, and a jerk of the thumb towards the interior of the chaise―‘Isay―she’s very well―desires her compliments―begs you won’ttrouble yourself―love to Tuppy―won’t you get up behind?―driveon, boys.’

  The postillions resumed their proper attitudes, and awayrattled the chaise, Mr. Jingle fluttering in derision a whitehandkerchief from the coach window.

  Nothing in the whole adventure, not even the upset, haddisturbed the calm and equable current of Mr. Pickwick’s temper.

  The villainy, however, which could first borrow money of hisfaithful follower71, and then abbreviate72 his name to ‘Tuppy,’ wasmore than he could patiently bear. He drew his breath hard, andcoloured up to the very tips of his spectacles, as he said, slowly andemphatically―‘If ever I meet that man again, I’ll―’

  ‘Yes, yes,’ interrupted Wardle, ‘that’s all very well; but while westand talking here, they’ll get their licence, and be married inLondon.’

  Mr. Pickwick paused, bottled up his vengeance73, and corked74 itdown. ‘How far is it to the next stage?’ inquired Mr. Wardle, of oneof the boys.

  ‘Six mile, ain’t it, Tom?’

  ‘Rayther better.’

  ‘Rayther better nor six mile, sir.’

  ‘Can’t be helped,’ said Wardle, ‘we must walk it, Pickwick.’

  ‘No help for it,’ replied that truly great man.

  So sending forward one of the boys on horseback, to procure75 afresh chaise and horses, and leaving the other behind to take careof the broken one, Mr. Pickwick and Mr. Wardle set manfullyforward on the walk, first tying their shawls round their necks,and slouching down their hats to escape as much as possible fromthe deluge76 of rain, which after a slight cessation had again begunto pour heavily down.


1 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。
2 jugs 10ebefab1f47ca33e582d349c161a29f     
(有柄及小口的)水壶( jug的名词复数 )
  • Two china jugs held steaming gravy. 两个瓷罐子装着热气腾腾的肉卤。
  • Jugs-Big wall lingo for Jumars or any other type of ascenders. 大岩壁术语,祝玛式上升器或其它种类的上升器。
3 betokened 375655c690bd96db4a8d7f827433e1e3     
v.预示,表示( betoken的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Nothing betokened that the man know anything of what had occurred. 显然那个人还不知道已经发生了什么事。 来自互联网
  • He addressed a few angry words to her that betokened hostility. 他对她说了几句预示敌意的愤怒的话。 来自互联网
4 convivial OYEz9     
  • The atmosphere was quite convivial.气氛非常轻松愉快。
  • I found it odd to imagine a nation of convivial diners surrendering their birthright.我发现很难想象让这样一个喜欢热热闹闹吃饭的民族放弃他们的习惯。
5 jingle RaizA     
  • The key fell on the ground with a jingle.钥匙叮当落地。
  • The knives and forks set up their regular jingle.刀叉发出常有的叮当声。
6 plentiful r2izH     
  • Their family has a plentiful harvest this year.他们家今年又丰收了。
  • Rainfall is plentiful in the area.这个地区雨量充足。
7 gasped e6af294d8a7477229d6749fa9e8f5b80     
v.喘气( gasp的过去式和过去分词 );喘息;倒抽气;很想要
  • She gasped at the wonderful view. 如此美景使她惊讶得屏住了呼吸。
  • People gasped with admiration at the superb skill of the gymnasts. 体操运动员的高超技艺令人赞叹。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
8 frantically ui9xL     
ad.发狂地, 发疯地
  • He dashed frantically across the road. 他疯狂地跑过马路。
  • She bid frantically for the old chair. 她发狂地喊出高价要买那把古老的椅子。
9 sundry CswwL     
  • This cream can be used to treat sundry minor injuries.这种药膏可用来治各种轻伤。
  • We can see the rich man on sundry occasions.我们能在各种场合见到那个富豪。
10 exclamations aea591b1607dd0b11f1dd659bad7d827     
n.呼喊( exclamation的名词复数 );感叹;感叹语;感叹词
  • The visitors broke into exclamations of wonder when they saw the magnificent Great Wall. 看到雄伟的长城,游客们惊叹不已。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • After the will has been read out, angry exclamations aroused. 遗嘱宣读完之后,激起一片愤怒的喊声。 来自辞典例句
11 spun kvjwT     
  • His grandmother spun him a yarn at the fire.他奶奶在火炉边给他讲故事。
  • Her skilful fingers spun the wool out to a fine thread.她那灵巧的手指把羊毛纺成了细毛线。
12 frenzy jQbzs     
  • He was able to work the young students up into a frenzy.他能激起青年学生的狂热。
  • They were singing in a frenzy of joy.他们欣喜若狂地高声歌唱。
13 stout PGuzF     
  • He cut a stout stick to help him walk.他砍了一根结实的枝条用来拄着走路。
  • The stout old man waddled across the road.那肥胖的老人一跩一跩地穿过马路。
14 villain ZL1zA     
  • He was cast as the villain in the play.他在戏里扮演反面角色。
  • The man who played the villain acted very well.扮演恶棍的那个男演员演得很好。
15 bribed 1382e59252debbc5bd32a2d1f691bd0f     
v.贿赂( bribe的过去式和过去分词 );向(某人)行贿,贿赂
  • They bribed him with costly presents. 他们用贵重的礼物贿赂他。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He bribed himself onto the committee. 他暗通关节,钻营投机挤进了委员会。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
16 scent WThzs     
  • The air was filled with the scent of lilac.空气中弥漫着丁香花的芬芳。
  • The flowers give off a heady scent at night.这些花晚上散发出醉人的芳香。
17 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。
18 behold jQKy9     
  • The industry of these little ants is wonderful to behold.这些小蚂蚁辛勤劳动的样子看上去真令人惊叹。
  • The sunrise at the seaside was quite a sight to behold.海滨日出真是个奇景。
19 placid 7A1yV     
  • He had been leading a placid life for the past eight years.八年来他一直过着平静的生活。
  • You should be in a placid mood and have a heart-to- heart talk with her.你应该心平气和的好好和她谈谈心。
20 philosophical rN5xh     
  • The teacher couldn't answer the philosophical problem.老师不能解答这个哲学问题。
  • She is very philosophical about her bad luck.她对自己的不幸看得很开。
21 albeit axiz0     
  • Albeit fictional,she seemed to have resolved the problem.虽然是虚构的,但是在她看来好象是解决了问题。
  • Albeit he has failed twice,he is not discouraged.虽然失败了两次,但他并没有气馁。
22 exertion F7Fyi     
  • We were sweating profusely from the exertion of moving the furniture.我们搬动家具大费气力,累得大汗淋漓。
  • She was hot and breathless from the exertion of cycling uphill.由于用力骑车爬坡,她浑身发热。
23 congregated d4fe572aea8da4a2cdce0106da9d4b69     
(使)集合,聚集( congregate的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The crowds congregated in the town square to hear the mayor speak. 人群聚集到市镇广场上来听市长讲话。
  • People quickly congregated round the speaker. 人们迅速围拢在演说者的周围。
24 jolting 5p8zvh     
  • 'she should be all right from the plane's jolting by now. “飞机震荡应该过了。
  • This is perhaps the most jolting comment of all. 这恐怕是最令人震惊的评论。
25 glimmered 8dea896181075b2b225f0bf960cf3afd     
v.发闪光,发微光( glimmer的过去式和过去分词 )
  • "There glimmered the embroidered letter, with comfort in its unearthly ray." 她胸前绣着的字母闪着的非凡的光辉,将温暖舒适带给他人。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
  • The moon glimmered faintly through the mists. 月亮透过薄雾洒下微光。 来自辞典例句
26 hoofs ffcc3c14b1369cfeb4617ce36882c891     
n.(兽的)蹄,马蹄( hoof的名词复数 )v.(兽的)蹄,马蹄( hoof的第三人称单数 )
  • The stamp of the horse's hoofs on the wooden floor was loud. 马蹄踏在木头地板上的声音很响。 来自辞典例句
  • The noise of hoofs called him back to the other window. 马蹄声把他又唤回那扇窗子口。 来自辞典例句
27 clattered 84556c54ff175194afe62f5473519d5a     
  • He dropped the knife and it clattered on the stone floor. 他一失手,刀子当啷一声掉到石头地面上。
  • His hand went limp and the knife clattered to the ground. 他的手一软,刀子当啷一声掉到地上。
28 rumbled e155775f10a34eef1cb1235a085c6253     
发出隆隆声,发出辘辘声( rumble的过去式和过去分词 ); 轰鸣着缓慢行进; 发现…的真相; 看穿(阴谋)
  • The machine rumbled as it started up. 机器轰鸣着发动起来。
  • Things rapidly became calm, though beneath the surface the argument rumbled on. 事情迅速平静下来了,然而,在这种平静的表面背后争论如隆隆雷声,持续不断。
29 bustle esazC     
  • The bustle and din gradually faded to silence as night advanced.随着夜越来越深,喧闹声逐渐沉寂。
  • There is a lot of hustle and bustle in the railway station.火车站里非常拥挤。
30 applied Tz2zXA     
  • She plans to take a course in applied linguistics.她打算学习应用语言学课程。
  • This cream is best applied to the face at night.这种乳霜最好晚上擦脸用。
31 thoroughly sgmz0J     
  • The soil must be thoroughly turned over before planting.一定要先把土地深翻一遍再下种。
  • The soldiers have been thoroughly instructed in the care of their weapons.士兵们都系统地接受过保护武器的训练。
32 perfectly 8Mzxb     
  • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.证人们个个对自己所说的话十分肯定。
  • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我们做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
33 embarked e63154942be4f2a5c3c51f6b865db3de     
乘船( embark的过去式和过去分词 ); 装载; 从事
  • We stood on the pier and watched as they embarked. 我们站在突码头上目送他们登船。
  • She embarked on a discourse about the town's origins. 她开始讲本市的起源。
34 fugitives f38dd4e30282d999f95dda2af8228c55     
n.亡命者,逃命者( fugitive的名词复数 )
  • Three fugitives from the prison are still at large. 三名逃犯仍然未被抓获。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Members of the provisional government were prisoners or fugitives. 临时政府的成员或被捕或逃亡。 来自演讲部分
35 lapse t2lxL     
  • The incident was being seen as a serious security lapse.这一事故被看作是一次严重的安全疏忽。
  • I had a lapse of memory.我记错了。
36 incessant WcizU     
  • We have had incessant snowfall since yesterday afternoon.从昨天下午开始就持续不断地下雪。
  • She is tired of his incessant demands for affection.她厌倦了他对感情的不断索取。
37 testy GIQzC     
  • Ben's getting a little testy in his old age.上了年纪后本变得有点性急了。
  • A doctor was called in to see a rather testy aristocrat.一个性格相当暴躁的贵族召来了一位医生为他检查。
38 foretold 99663a6d5a4a4828ce8c220c8fe5dccc     
v.预言,预示( foretell的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She foretold that the man would die soon. 她预言那人快要死了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Must lose one joy, by his life's star foretold. 这样注定:他,为了信守一个盟誓/就非得拿牺牲一个喜悦作代价。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
39 wane bpRyR     
  • The moon is on the wane.月亮渐亏。
  • Her enthusiasm for him was beginning to wane.她对他的热情在开始减退。
40 gusts 656c664e0ecfa47560efde859556ddfa     
一阵强风( gust的名词复数 ); (怒、笑等的)爆发; (感情的)迸发; 发作
  • Her profuse skirt bosomed out with the gusts. 她的宽大的裙子被风吹得鼓鼓的。
  • Turbulence is defined as a series of irregular gusts. 紊流定义为一组无规则的突风。
41 snugly e237690036f4089a212c2ecd0943d36e     
  • Jamie was snugly wrapped in a white woolen scarf. 杰米围着一条白色羊毛围巾舒适而暖和。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The farmyard was snugly sheltered with buildings on three sides. 这个农家院三面都有楼房,遮得很严实。 来自《简明英汉词典》
42 awakened de71059d0b3cd8a1de21151c9166f9f0     
v.(使)醒( awaken的过去式和过去分词 );(使)觉醒;弄醒;(使)意识到
  • She awakened to the sound of birds singing. 她醒来听到鸟的叫声。
  • The public has been awakened to the full horror of the situation. 公众完全意识到了这一状况的可怕程度。 来自《简明英汉词典》
43 hearty Od1zn     
  • After work they made a hearty meal in the worker's canteen.工作完了,他们在工人食堂饱餐了一顿。
  • We accorded him a hearty welcome.我们给他热忱的欢迎。
44 strapping strapping     
adj. 魁伟的, 身材高大健壮的 n. 皮绳或皮带的材料, 裹伤胶带, 皮鞭 动词strap的现在分词形式
  • He's a strapping lad—already bigger than his father. 他是一个魁梧的小伙子——已经比他父亲高了。
  • He was a tall strapping boy. 他是一个高大健壮的小伙子。
45 buckle zsRzg     
  • The two ends buckle at the back.带子两端在背后扣起来。
  • She found it hard to buckle down.她很难专心做一件事情。
46 prospect P01zn     
  • This state of things holds out a cheerful prospect.事态呈现出可喜的前景。
  • The prospect became more evident.前景变得更加明朗了。
47 rekindled 1fbb628faefe4875c179ef5e58715bbc     
v.使再燃( rekindle的过去式和过去分词 )
  • As soon as they met again his dormant love for her was rekindled. 他们一见面,他对她的旧情如乾柴烈火般又重新燃起。 来自辞典例句
  • Ive found rekindled my interest in re-reading the books. 我发觉这提起了我再次阅读这些书的兴趣。 来自互联网
48 drooping drooping     
adj. 下垂的,无力的 动词droop的现在分词
  • The drooping willows are waving gently in the morning breeze. 晨风中垂柳袅袅。
  • The branches of the drooping willows were swaying lightly. 垂柳轻飘飘地摆动。
49 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。
50 impatience OaOxC     
  • He expressed impatience at the slow rate of progress.进展缓慢,他显得不耐烦。
  • He gave a stamp of impatience.他不耐烦地跺脚。
51 bustled 9467abd9ace0cff070d56f0196327c70     
闹哄哄地忙乱,奔忙( bustle的过去式和过去分词 ); 催促
  • She bustled around in the kitchen. 她在厨房里忙得团团转。
  • The hostress bustled about with an assumption of authority. 女主人摆出一副权威的样子忙来忙去。
52 precisely zlWzUb     
  • It's precisely that sort of slick sales-talk that I mistrust.我不相信的正是那种油腔滑调的推销宣传。
  • The man adjusted very precisely.那个人调得很准。
53 exultingly d8336e88f697a028c18f72beef5fc083     
  • It was exultingly easy. 这容易得让人雀跃。
  • I gave him a cup of tea while the rest exultingly drinking aquavit. 当别人继续兴高采烈地喝着白兰地的时候,我随手为那位朋友端去了一杯热茶。
54 sufficiently 0htzMB     
  • It turned out he had not insured the house sufficiently.原来他没有给房屋投足保险。
  • The new policy was sufficiently elastic to accommodate both views.新政策充分灵活地适用两种观点。
55 gallop MQdzn     
  • They are coming at a gallop towards us.他们正朝着我们飞跑过来。
  • The horse slowed to a walk after its long gallop.那匹马跑了一大阵后慢下来缓步而行。
56 shrieked dc12d0d25b0f5d980f524cd70c1de8fe     
v.尖叫( shriek的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She shrieked in fright. 她吓得尖叫起来。
  • Li Mei-t'ing gave a shout, and Lu Tzu-hsiao shrieked, "Tell what? 李梅亭大声叫,陆子潇尖声叫:“告诉什么? 来自汉英文学 - 围城
57 galloped 4411170e828312c33945e27bb9dce358     
(使马)飞奔,奔驰( gallop的过去式和过去分词 ); 快速做[说]某事
  • Jo galloped across the field towards him. 乔骑马穿过田野向他奔去。
  • The children galloped home as soon as the class was over. 孩子们一下课便飞奔回家了。
58 choleric tVQyp     
  • His pride and choleric temper were to ruin him.他生性高傲自恃而又易于发怒,这会毁了他的。
  • He was affable at one moment,choleric the next.他一会儿还和蔼可亲,可一转眼就火冒三丈。
59 countenance iztxc     
  • At the sight of this photograph he changed his countenance.他一看见这张照片脸色就变了。
  • I made a fierce countenance as if I would eat him alive.我脸色恶狠狠地,仿佛要把他活生生地吞下去。
60 velocity rLYzx     
  • Einstein's theory links energy with mass and velocity of light.爱因斯坦的理论把能量同质量和光速联系起来。
  • The velocity of light is about 300000 kilometres per second.光速约为每秒300000公里。
61 foamed 113c59340f70ad75b2469cbd9b8b5869     
  • The beer foamed up and overflowed the glass. 啤酒冒着泡沫,溢出了玻璃杯。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The man foamed and stormed. 那人大发脾气,暴跳如雷。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
62 villains ffdac080b5dbc5c53d28520b93dbf399     
n.恶棍( villain的名词复数 );罪犯;(小说、戏剧等中的)反面人物;淘气鬼
  • The impression of villains was inescapable. 留下恶棍的印象是不可避免的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Some villains robbed the widow of the savings. 有几个歹徒将寡妇的积蓄劫走了。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
63 clenched clenched     
v.紧握,抓紧,咬紧( clench的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He clenched his fists in anger. 他愤怒地攥紧了拳头。
  • She clenched her hands in her lap to hide their trembling. 她攥紧双手放在腿上,以掩饰其颤抖。 来自《简明英汉词典》
64 expressively 7tGz1k     
  • She gave the order to the waiter, using her hands very expressively. 她意味深长地用双手把订单递给了服务员。
  • Corleone gestured expressively, submissively, with his hands. "That is all I want." 说到这里,考利昂老头子激动而谦恭地表示:“这就是我的全部要求。” 来自教父部分
65 plunging 5fe12477bea00d74cd494313d62da074     
adj.跳进的,突进的v.颠簸( plunge的现在分词 );暴跌;骤降;突降
  • War broke out again, plunging the people into misery and suffering. 战祸复发,生灵涂炭。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He is plunging into an abyss of despair. 他陷入了绝望的深渊。 来自《简明英汉词典》
66 extricated d30ec9a9d3fda5a34e0beb1558582549     
v.使摆脱困难,脱身( extricate的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The meeting seemed to be endless, but I extricated myself by saying I had to catch a plane. 会议好象没完没了,不过我说我得赶飞机,才得以脱身。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • She extricated herself from her mingled impulse to deny and guestion. 她约束了自己想否认并追问的不可明状的冲动。 来自辞典例句
67 impeded 7dc9974da5523140b369df3407a86996     
阻碍,妨碍,阻止( impede的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Work on the building was impeded by severe weather. 楼房的施工因天气恶劣而停了下来。
  • He was impeded in his work. 他的工作受阻。
68 adverse 5xBzs     
  • He is adverse to going abroad.他反对出国。
  • The improper use of medicine could lead to severe adverse reactions.用药不当会产生严重的不良反应。
69 contemplating bde65bd99b6b8a706c0f139c0720db21     
深思,细想,仔细考虑( contemplate的现在分词 ); 注视,凝视; 考虑接受(发生某事的可能性); 深思熟虑,沉思,苦思冥想
  • You're too young to be contemplating retirement. 你考虑退休还太年轻。
  • She stood contemplating the painting. 她站在那儿凝视那幅图画。
70 wreck QMjzE     
  • Weather may have been a factor in the wreck.天气可能是造成这次失事的原因之一。
  • No one can wreck the friendship between us.没有人能够破坏我们之间的友谊。
71 follower gjXxP     
  • He is a faithful follower of his home football team.他是他家乡足球队的忠实拥护者。
  • Alexander is a pious follower of the faith.亚历山大是个虔诚的信徒。
72 abbreviate nytz9     
  • She had lost the power to abbreviate the remaining steps of the way.她丧失了缩短这最后几步路的能力。
  • It is seldom acceptable to abbreviate words in formal writing.在正式的书面语中使用缩写语通常是不能接受的。
73 vengeance wL6zs     
  • He swore vengeance against the men who murdered his father.他发誓要向那些杀害他父亲的人报仇。
  • For years he brooded vengeance.多年来他一直在盘算报仇。
74 corked 5b3254ed89f9ef75591adeb6077299c0     
adj.带木塞气味的,塞着瓶塞的v.用瓶塞塞住( cork的过去式 )
  • Our army completely surrounded and corked up the enemy stronghold. 我军把敌人的堡垒完全包围并封锁起来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He kept his emotions corked up inside him. 他把感情深藏于内心。 来自《简明英汉词典》
75 procure A1GzN     
  • Can you procure some specimens for me?你能替我弄到一些标本吗?
  • I'll try my best to procure you that original French novel.我将尽全力给你搞到那本原版法国小说。
76 deluge a9nyg     
  • This little stream can become a deluge when it rains heavily.雨大的时候,这条小溪能变作洪流。
  • I got caught in the deluge on the way home.我在回家的路上遇到倾盆大雨。


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