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Chapter 23

IN WHICH Mr. SAMUEL WELLER BEGINS TO DEVOTE HIS ENERGIES TO THE RETURN MATCH BETWEEN HIMSELF AND Mr. TROTTERn a small room in the vicinity of the stableyard, betimes in themorning, which was ushered1 in by Mr. Pickwick’s adventurewith the middle-aged2 lady in the yellow curl-papers, sat Mr.

  Weller, senior, preparing himself for his journey to London. Hewas sitting in an excellent attitude for having his portrait taken;and here it is.

  It is very possible that at some earlier period of his career, Mr.

  Weller’s profile might have presented a bold and determinedoutline. His face, however, had expanded under the influence ofgood living, and a disposition3 remarkable4 for resignation; and itsbold, fleshy curves had so far extended beyond the limitsoriginally assigned them, that unless you took a full view of hiscountenance in front, it was difficult to distinguish more than theextreme tip of a very rubicund6 nose. His chin, from the samecause, had acquired the grave and imposing7 form which isgenerally described by prefixing the word ‘double’ to thatexpressive feature; and his complexion8 exhibited that peculiarlymottled combination of colours which is only to be seen ingentlemen of his profession, and in underdone roast beef. Roundhis neck he wore a crimson9 travelling-shawl, which merged10 intohis chin by such imperceptible gradations, that it was difficult todistinguish the folds of the one, from the folds of the other. Overthis, he mounted a long waistcoat of a broad pink-striped pattern,and over that again, a wide-skirted green coat, ornamented11 withlarge brass12 buttons, whereof the two which garnished13 the waist,were so far apart, that no man had ever beheld14 them both at thesame time. His hair, which was short, sleek15, and black, was justvisible beneath the capacious brim of a low-crowned brown hat.

  His legs were encased in knee-cord breeches, and painted top-boots; and a copper16 watch-chain, terminating in one seal, and akey of the same material, dangled17 loosely from his capaciouswaistband.

  We have said that Mr. Weller was engaged in preparing for hisjourney to London―he was taking sustenance18, in fact. On thetable before him, stood a pot of ale, a cold round of beef, and avery respectable-looking loaf, to each of which he distributed hisfavours in turn, with the most rigid19 impartiality20. He had just cut amighty slice from the latter, when the footsteps of somebodyentering the room, caused him to raise his head; and he beheld hisson.

  ‘Mornin’, Sammy!’ said the father.

  The son walked up to the pot of ale, and nodding significantlyto his parent, took a long draught21 by way of reply.

  ‘Wery good power o’ suction, Sammy,’ said Mr. Weller theelder, looking into the pot, when his first-born had set it down halfempty. ‘You’d ha’ made an uncommon22 fine oyster23, Sammy, ifyou’d been born in that station o’ life.’

  ‘Yes, I des-say, I should ha’ managed to pick up a respectablelivin’,’ replied Sam applying himself to the cold beef, withconsiderable vigour24.

  ‘I’m wery sorry, Sammy,’ said the elder Mr. Weller, shaking upthe ale, by describing small circles with the pot, preparatory todrinking. ‘I’m wery sorry, Sammy, to hear from your lips, as youlet yourself be gammoned by that ’ere mulberry man. I alwaysthought, up to three days ago, that the names of Veller andgammon could never come into contract, Sammy, never.’

  ‘Always exceptin’ the case of a widder, of course,’ said Sam.

  ‘Widders, Sammy,’ replied Mr. Weller, slightly changing colour.

  ‘Widders are ’ceptions to ev’ry rule. I have heerd how manyordinary women one widder’s equal to in pint25 o’ comin’ over you. Ithink it’s five-and-twenty, but I don’t rightly know vether it ain’tmore.’

  ‘Well; that’s pretty well,’ said Sam.

  ‘Besides,’ continued Mr. Weller, not noticing the interruption,‘that’s a wery different thing. You know what the counsel said,Sammy, as defended the gen’l’m’n as beat his wife with the poker,venever he got jolly. “And arter all, my Lord,” says he, “it’s aamiable weakness.” So I says respectin’ widders, Sammy, and soyou’ll say, ven you gets as old as me.’

  ‘I ought to ha’ know’d better, I know,’ said Sam.

  ‘Ought to ha’ know’d better!’ repeated Mr. Weller, striking thetable with his fist. ‘Ought to ha’ know’d better! why, I know ayoung ’un as hasn’t had half nor quarter your eddication―ashasn’t slept about the markets, no, not six months―who’d ha’

  scorned to be let in, in such a vay; scorned it, Sammy.’ In theexcitement of feeling produced by this agonising reflection, Mr.

  Weller rang the bell, and ordered an additional pint of ale.

  ‘Well, it’s no use talking about it now,’ said Sam. ‘It’s over, andcan’t be helped, and that’s one consolation27, as they always says inTurkey, ven they cuts the wrong man’s head off. It’s my inningsnow, gov’nor, and as soon as I catches hold o’ this ’ere Trotter, I’llhave a good ’un .’

  ‘I hope you will, Sammy. I hope you will,’ returned Mr. Weller.

  ‘Here’s your health, Sammy, and may you speedily vipe off thedisgrace as you’ve inflicted28 on the family name.’ In honour of thistoast Mr. Weller imbibed29 at a draught, at least two-thirds of anewly-arrived pint, and handed it over to his son, to dispose of theremainder, which he instantaneously did.

  ‘And now, Sammy,’ said Mr. Weller, consulting a large double-faced silver watch that hung at the end of the copper chain. ‘Nowit’s time I was up at the office to get my vay-bill and see the coachloaded; for coaches, Sammy, is like guns―they requires to beloaded with wery great care, afore they go off.’

  At this parental30 and professional joke, Mr. Weller, junior,smiled a filial smile. His revered31 parent continued in a solemntone―‘I’m a-goin’ to leave you, Samivel, my boy, and there’s no tellingven I shall see you again. Your mother-in-law may ha’ been toomuch for me, or a thousand things may have happened by thetime you next hears any news o’ the celebrated32 Mr. Veller o’ theBell Savage33. The family name depends wery much upon you,Samivel, and I hope you’ll do wot’s right by it. Upon all little pintso’ breedin’, I know I may trust you as vell as if it was my own self.

  So I’ve only this here one little bit of adwice to give you. If everyou gets to up’ards o’ fifty, and feels disposed to go a-marryin’

  anybody―no matter who―jist you shut yourself up in your ownroom, if you’ve got one, and pison yourself off hand. Hangin’swulgar, so don’t you have nothin’ to say to that. Pison yourself,Samivel, my boy, pison yourself, and you’ll be glad on itarterwards.’ With these affecting words, Mr. Weller lookedsteadfastly on his son, and turning slowly upon his heel,disappeared from his sight.

  In the contemplative mood which these words had awakened,Mr. Samuel Weller walked forth34 from the Great White Horse whenhis father had left him; and bending his steps towards St.

  Clement’s Church, endeavoured to dissipate his melancholy35, bystrolling among its ancient precincts. He had loitered about, forsome time, when he found himself in a retired36 spot―a kind ofcourtyard of venerable appearance―which he discovered had noother outlet37 than the turning by which he had entered. He wasabout retracing38 his steps, when he was suddenly transfixed to thespot by a sudden appearance; and the mode and manner of thisappearance, we now proceed to relate.

  Mr. Samuel Weller had been staring up at the old brick housesnow and then, in his deep abstraction, bestowing39 a wink40 uponsome healthy-looking servant girl as she drew up a blind, or threwopen a bedroom window, when the green gate of a garden at thebottom of the yard opened, and a man having emerged therefrom,closed the green gate very carefully after him, and walked brisklytowards the very spot where Mr. Weller was standing42.

  Now, taking this, as an isolated43 fact, unaccompanied by anyattendant circumstances, there was nothing very extraordinary init; because in many parts of the world men do come out ofgardens, close green gates after them, and even walk briskly away,without attracting any particular share of public observation. It isclear, therefore, that there must have been something in the man,or in his manner, or both, to attract Mr. Weller’s particular notice.

  Whether there was, or not, we must leave the reader to determine,when we have faithfully recorded the behaviour of the individualin question.

  When the man had shut the green gate after him, he walked, aswe have said twice already, with a brisk pace up the courtyard; buthe no sooner caught sight of Mr. Weller than he faltered44, andstopped, as if uncertain, for the moment, what course to adopt. Asthe green gate was closed behind him, and there was no otheroutlet but the one in front, however, he was not long in perceivingthat he must pass Mr. Samuel Weller to get away. He thereforeresumed his brisk pace, and advanced, staring straight before him.

  The most extraordinary thing about the man was, that he wascontorting his face into the most fearful and astonishing grimacesthat ever were beheld. Nature’s handiwork never was disguisedwith such extraordinary artificial carving45, as the man had overlaidhis countenance5 with in one moment.

  ‘Well!’ said Mr. Weller to himself, as the man approached. ‘Thisis wery odd. I could ha’ swore it was him.’

  Up came the man, and his face became more frightfullydistorted than ever, as he drew nearer.

  ‘I could take my oath to that ’ere black hair and mulberry suit,’

  said Mr. Weller; ‘only I never see such a face as that afore.’

  As Mr. Weller said this, the man’s features assumed anunearthly twinge, perfectly46 hideous47. He was obliged to pass verynear Sam, however, and the scrutinising glance of that gentlemanenabled him to detect, under all these appalling48 twists of feature,something too like the small eyes of Mr. Job Trotter to be easilymistaken.

  ‘Hollo, you sir!’ shouted Sam fiercely.

  The stranger stopped.

  ‘Hollo!’ repeated Sam, still more gruffly.

  The man with the horrible face looked, with the greatestsurprise, up the court, and down the court, and in at the windowsof the houses―everywhere but at Sam Weller―and took anotherstep forward, when he was brought to again by another shout.

  ‘Hollo, you sir!’ said Sam, for the third time.

  There was no pretending to mistake where the voice came fromnow, so the stranger, having no other resource, at last looked SamWeller full in the face.

  ‘It won’t do, Job Trotter,’ said Sam. ‘Come! None o’ that ’erenonsense. You ain’t so wery ’andsome that you can afford to throwavay many o’ your good looks. Bring them ’ere eyes o’ yourn backinto their proper places, or I’ll knock ’em out of your head. D’yehear?’

  As Mr. Weller appeared fully41 disposed to act up to the spirit ofthis address, Mr. Trotter gradually allowed his face to resume itsnatural expression; and then giving a start of joy, exclaimed, ‘Whatdo I see? Mr. Walker!’

  ‘Ah,’ replied Sam. ‘You’re wery glad to see me, ain’t you?’

  ‘Glad!’ exclaimed Job Trotter; ‘oh, Mr. Walker, if you had butknown how I have looked forward to this meeting! It is too much,Mr. Walker; I cannot bear it, indeed I cannot.’ And with thesewords, Mr. Trotter burst into a regular inundation49 of tears, and,flinging his arms around those of Mr. Weller, embraced himclosely, in an ecstasy50 of joy.

  ‘Get off!’ cried Sam, indignant at this process, and vainlyendeavouring to extricate51 himself from the grasp of hisenthusiastic acquaintance. ‘Get off, I tell you. What are you cryingover me for, you portable engine?’

  ‘Because I am so glad to see you,’ replied Job Trotter, graduallyreleasing Mr. Weller, as the first symptoms of his pugnacitydisappeared. ‘Oh, Mr. Walker, this is too much.’

  ‘Too much!’ echoed Sam, ‘I think it is too much―rayther! Now,what have you got to say to me, eh?’

  Mr. Trotter made no reply; for the little pink pocket-handkerchief was in full force.

  ‘What have you got to say to me, afore I knock your head off?’

  repeated Mr. Weller, in a threatening manner.

  ‘Eh!’ said Mr. Trotter, with a look of virtuous52 surprise.

  ‘What have you got to say to me?’

  ‘I, Mr. Walker!’

  ‘Don’t call me Valker; my name’s Veller; you know that vellenough. What have you got to say to me?’

  ‘Bless you, Mr. Walker―Weller, I mean―a great many things, ifyou will come away somewhere, where we can talk comfortably. Ifyou knew how I have looked for you, Mr. Weller―’

  ‘Wery hard, indeed, I s’pose?’ said Sam drily.

  ‘Very, very, sir,’ replied Mr. Trotter, without moving a muscle ofhis face. ‘But shake hands, Mr. Weller.’

  Sam eyed his companion for a few seconds, and then, as ifactuated by a sudden impulse, complied with his request. ‘How,’

  said Job Trotter, as they walked away, ‘how is your dear, goodmaster? Oh, he is a worthy53 gentleman, Mr. Weller! I hope hedidn’t catch cold, that dreadful night, sir.’

  There was a momentary54 look of deep slyness in Job Trotter’seye, as he said this, which ran a thrill through Mr. Weller’sclenched fist, as he burned with a desire to make a demonstrationon his ribs55. Sam constrained56 himself, however, and replied that hismaster was extremely well.

  ‘Oh, I am so glad,’ replied Mr. Trotter; ‘is he here?’

  ‘Is yourn?’ asked Sam, by way of reply.

  ‘Oh, yes, he is here, and I grieve to say, Mr. Weller, he is goingon worse than ever.’

  ‘Ah, ah!’ said Sam.

  ‘Oh, shocking―terrible!’

  ‘At a boarding-school?’ said Sam.

  ‘No, not at a boarding-school,’ replied Job Trotter, with thesame sly look which Sam had noticed before; ‘not at a boarding-school.’

  ‘At the house with the green gate?’ said Sam, eyeing hiscompanion closely.

  ‘No, no―oh, not there,’ replied Job, with a quickness veryunusual to him, ‘not there.’

  ‘What was you a-doin’ there?’ asked Sam, with a sharp glance.

  ‘Got inside the gate by accident, perhaps?’

  ‘Why, Mr. Weller,’ replied Job, ‘I don’t mind telling you my littlesecrets, because, you know, we took such a fancy for each otherwhen we first met. You recollect57 how pleasant we were thatmorning?’

  ‘Oh, yes,’ said Sam, impatiently. ‘I remember. Well?’

  ‘Well,’ replied Job, speaking with great precision, and in the lowtone of a man who communicates an important secret; ‘in thathouse with the green gate, Mr. Weller, they keep a good manyservants.’

  ‘So I should think, from the look on it,’ interposed Sam.

  ‘Yes,’ continued Mr. Trotter, ‘and one of them is a cook, whohas saved up a little money, Mr. Weller, and is desirous, if she canestablish herself in life, to open a little shop in the chandlery way,you see.’

  ‘Yes.’

  ‘Yes, Mr. Weller. Well, sir, I met her at a chapel58 that I go to; avery neat little chapel in this town, Mr. Weller, where they sing thenumber four collection of hymns59, which I generally carry aboutwith me, in a little book, which you may perhaps have seen in myhand―and I got a little intimate with her, Mr. Weller, and fromthat, an acquaintance sprung up between us, and I may venture tosay, Mr. Weller, that I am to be the chandler.’

  ‘Ah, and a wery amiable26 chandler you’ll make,’ replied Sam,eyeing Job with a side look of intense dislike.

  ‘The great advantage of this, Mr. Weller,’ continued Job, hiseyes filling with tears as he spoke60, ‘will be, that I shall be able toleave my present disgraceful service with that bad man, and todevote myself to a better and more virtuous life; more like the wayin which I was brought up, Mr. Weller.’

  ‘You must ha’ been wery nicely brought up,’ said Sam.

  ‘Oh, very, Mr. Weller, very,’ replied Job. At the recollection ofthe purity of his youthful days, Mr. Trotter pulled forth the pinkhandkerchief, and wept copiously61.

  ‘You must ha’ been an uncommon nice boy, to go to schoolvith,’ said Sam.

  ‘I was, sir,’ replied Job, heaving a deep sigh; ‘I was the idol62 ofthe place.’

  ‘Ah,’ said Sam, ‘I don’t wonder at it. What a comfort you mustha’ been to your blessed mother.’

  At these words, Mr. Job Trotter inserted an end of the pinkhandkerchief into the corner of each eye, one after the other, andbegan to weep copiously.

  ‘Wot’s the matter with the man,’ said Sam, indignantly. ‘Chelseawater-works is nothin’ to you. What are you melting vith now? Theconsciousness o’ willainy?’

  ‘I cannot keep my feelings down, Mr. Weller,’ said Job, after ashort pause. ‘To think that my master should have suspected theconversation I had with yours, and so dragged me away in a post-chaise, and after persuading the sweet young lady to say she knewnothing of him, and bribing63 the school-mistress to do the same,deserted her for a better speculation64! Oh! Mr. Weller, it makes meshudder.’

  ‘Oh, that was the vay, was it?’ said Mr. Weller.

  ‘To be sure it was,’ replied Job.

  ‘Vell,’ said Sam, as they had now arrived near the hotel, ‘I vantto have a little bit o’ talk with you, Job; so if you’re not particklerengaged, I should like to see you at the Great White Horse to-night, somewheres about eight o’clock.’

  ‘I shall be sure to come,’ said Job.

  ‘Yes, you’d better,’ replied Sam, with a very meaning look, ‘orelse I shall perhaps be askin’ arter you, at the other side of thegreen gate, and then I might cut you out, you know.’

  ‘I shall be sure to be with you, sir,’ said Mr. Trotter; andwringing Sam’s hand with the utmost fervour, he walked away.

  ‘Take care, Job Trotter, take care,’ said Sam, looking after him,‘or I shall be one too many for you this time. I shall, indeed.’

  Having uttered this soliloquy, and looked after Job till he was to beseen no more, Mr. Weller made the best of his way to his master’sbedroom.

  ‘It’s all in training, sir,’ said Sam.

  ‘What’s in training, Sam?’ inquired Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘I’ve found ’em out, sir,’ said Sam.

  ‘Found out who?’

  ‘That ’ere queer customer, and the melan-cholly chap with theblack hair.’

  ‘Impossible, Sam!’ said Mr. Pickwick, with the greatest energy.

  ‘Where are they, Sam: where are they?’

  ‘Hush65, hush!’ replied Mr. Weller; and as he assisted Mr.

  Pickwick to dress, he detailed66 the plan of action on which heproposed to enter.

  ‘But when is this to be done, Sam?’ inquired Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘All in good time, sir,’ replied Sam.

  Whether it was done in good time, or not, will be seen hereafter.


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1 ushered d337b3442ea0cc4312a5950ae8911282     
v.引,领,陪同( usher的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The secretary ushered me into his office. 秘书把我领进他的办公室。
  • A round of parties ushered in the New Year. 一系列的晚会迎来了新年。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 middle-aged UopzSS     
adj.中年的
参考例句:
  • I noticed two middle-aged passengers.我注意到两个中年乘客。
  • The new skin balm was welcome by middle-aged women.这种新护肤香膏受到了中年妇女的欢迎。
3 disposition GljzO     
n.性情,性格;意向,倾向;排列,部署
参考例句:
  • He has made a good disposition of his property.他已对财产作了妥善处理。
  • He has a cheerful disposition.他性情开朗。
4 remarkable 8Vbx6     
adj.显著的,异常的,非凡的,值得注意的
参考例句:
  • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
  • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
5 countenance iztxc     
n.脸色,面容;面部表情;vt.支持,赞同
参考例句:
  • 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。
6 rubicund dXOxQ     
adj.(脸色)红润的
参考例句:
  • She watched the colour drain from Colin's rubicund face.她看见科林原本红润的脸渐渐失去了血色。
  • His rubicund face expressed consternation and fatigue.他那红通的脸显得又惊惶又疲乏。
7 imposing 8q9zcB     
adj.使人难忘的,壮丽的,堂皇的,雄伟的
参考例句:
  • The fortress is an imposing building.这座城堡是一座宏伟的建筑。
  • He has lost his imposing appearance.他已失去堂堂仪表。
8 complexion IOsz4     
n.肤色;情况,局面;气质,性格
参考例句:
  • Red does not suit with her complexion.红色与她的肤色不协调。
  • Her resignation puts a different complexion on things.她一辞职局面就全变了。
9 crimson AYwzH     
n./adj.深(绯)红色(的);vi.脸变绯红色
参考例句:
  • She went crimson with embarrassment.她羞得满脸通红。
  • Maple leaves have turned crimson.枫叶已经红了。
10 merged d33b2d33223e1272c8bbe02180876e6f     
(使)混合( merge的过去式和过去分词 ); 相融; 融入; 渐渐消失在某物中
参考例句:
  • Turf wars are inevitable when two departments are merged. 两个部门合并时总免不了争争权限。
  • The small shops were merged into a large market. 那些小商店合并成为一个大商场。
11 ornamented af417c68be20f209790a9366e9da8dbb     
adj.花式字体的v.装饰,点缀,美化( ornament的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The desk was ornamented with many carvings. 这桌子装饰有很多雕刻物。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • She ornamented her dress with lace. 她用花边装饰衣服。 来自《简明英汉词典》
12 brass DWbzI     
n.黄铜;黄铜器,铜管乐器
参考例句:
  • Many of the workers play in the factory's brass band.许多工人都在工厂铜管乐队中演奏。
  • Brass is formed by the fusion of copper and zinc.黄铜是通过铜和锌的熔合而成的。
13 garnished 978c1af39d17f6c3c31319295529b2c3     
v.给(上餐桌的食物)加装饰( garnish的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Her robes were garnished with gems. 她的礼服上装饰着宝石。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Serve the dish garnished with wedges of lime. 给这道菜配上几角酸橙。 来自《简明英汉词典》
14 beheld beheld     
v.看,注视( behold的过去式和过去分词 );瞧;看呀;(叙述中用于引出某人意外的出现)哎哟
参考例句:
  • His eyes had never beheld such opulence. 他从未见过这样的财富。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The soul beheld its features in the mirror of the passing moment. 灵魂在逝去的瞬间的镜子中看到了自己的模样。 来自英汉文学 - 红字
15 sleek zESzJ     
adj.光滑的,井然有序的;v.使光滑,梳拢
参考例句:
  • Women preferred sleek,shiny hair with little decoration.女士们更喜欢略加修饰的光滑闪亮型秀发。
  • The horse's coat was sleek and glossy.这匹马全身润泽有光。
16 copper HZXyU     
n.铜;铜币;铜器;adj.铜(制)的;(紫)铜色的
参考例句:
  • The students are asked to prove the purity of copper.要求学生们检验铜的纯度。
  • Copper is a good medium for the conduction of heat and electricity.铜是热和电的良导体。
17 dangled 52e4f94459442522b9888158698b7623     
悬吊着( dangle的过去式和过去分词 ); 摆动不定; 用某事物诱惑…; 吊胃口
参考例句:
  • Gold charms dangled from her bracelet. 她的手镯上挂着许多金饰物。
  • It's the biggest financial incentive ever dangled before British footballers. 这是历来对英国足球运动员的最大经济诱惑。
18 sustenance mriw0     
n.食物,粮食;生活资料;生计
参考例句:
  • We derive our sustenance from the land.我们从土地获取食物。
  • The urban homeless are often in desperate need of sustenance.城市里无家可归的人极其需要食物来维持生命。
19 rigid jDPyf     
adj.严格的,死板的;刚硬的,僵硬的
参考例句:
  • She became as rigid as adamant.她变得如顽石般的固执。
  • The examination was so rigid that nearly all aspirants were ruled out.考试很严,几乎所有的考生都被淘汰了。
20 impartiality 5b49bb7ab0b3222fd7bf263721e2169d     
n. 公平, 无私, 不偏
参考例句:
  • He shows impartiality and detachment. 他表现得不偏不倚,超然事外。
  • Impartiality is essential to a judge. 公平是当法官所必需的。
21 draught 7uyzIH     
n.拉,牵引,拖;一网(饮,吸,阵);顿服药量,通风;v.起草,设计
参考例句:
  • He emptied his glass at one draught.他将杯中物一饮而尽。
  • It's a pity the room has no north window and you don't get a draught.可惜这房间没北窗,没有过堂风。
22 uncommon AlPwO     
adj.罕见的,非凡的,不平常的
参考例句:
  • Such attitudes were not at all uncommon thirty years ago.这些看法在30年前很常见。
  • Phil has uncommon intelligence.菲尔智力超群。
23 oyster w44z6     
n.牡蛎;沉默寡言的人
参考例句:
  • I enjoy eating oyster; it's really delicious.我喜欢吃牡蛎,它味道真美。
  • I find I fairly like eating when he finally persuades me to taste the oyster.当他最后说服我尝尝牡蛎时,我发现我相当喜欢吃。
24 vigour lhtwr     
(=vigor)n.智力,体力,精力
参考例句:
  • She is full of vigour and enthusiasm.她有热情,有朝气。
  • At 40,he was in his prime and full of vigour.他40岁时正年富力强。
25 pint 1NNxL     
n.品脱
参考例句:
  • I'll have a pint of beer and a packet of crisps, please.我要一品脱啤酒和一袋炸马铃薯片。
  • In the old days you could get a pint of beer for a shilling.从前,花一先令就可以买到一品脱啤酒。
26 amiable hxAzZ     
adj.和蔼可亲的,友善的,亲切的
参考例句:
  • She was a very kind and amiable old woman.她是个善良和气的老太太。
  • We have a very amiable companionship.我们之间存在一种友好的关系。
27 consolation WpbzC     
n.安慰,慰问
参考例句:
  • The children were a great consolation to me at that time.那时孩子们成了我的莫大安慰。
  • This news was of little consolation to us.这个消息对我们来说没有什么安慰。
28 inflicted cd6137b3bb7ad543500a72a112c6680f     
把…强加给,使承受,遭受( inflict的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • They inflicted a humiliating defeat on the home team. 他们使主队吃了一场很没面子的败仗。
  • Zoya heroically bore the torture that the Fascists inflicted upon her. 卓娅英勇地承受法西斯匪徒加在她身上的酷刑。
29 imbibed fc2ca43ab5401c1fa27faa9c098ccc0d     
v.吸收( imbibe的过去式和过去分词 );喝;吸取;吸气
参考例句:
  • They imbibed the local cider before walking home to dinner. 他们在走回家吃饭之前喝了本地的苹果酒。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Hester Prynne imbibed this spirit. 海丝特 - 白兰汲取了这一精神。 来自英汉文学 - 红字
30 parental FL2xv     
adj.父母的;父的;母的
参考例句:
  • He encourages parental involvement in the running of school.他鼓励学生家长参与学校的管理。
  • Children always revolt against parental disciplines.孩子们总是反抗父母的管束。
31 revered 1d4a411490949024694bf40d95a0d35f     
v.崇敬,尊崇,敬畏( revere的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • A number of institutions revered and respected in earlier times have become Aunt Sally for the present generation. 一些早年受到尊崇的惯例,现在已经成了这代人嘲弄的对象了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The Chinese revered corn as a gift from heaven. 中国人将谷物奉为上天的恩赐。 来自辞典例句
32 celebrated iwLzpz     
adj.有名的,声誉卓著的
参考例句:
  • He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.不久他就成了英格兰最负盛名的年轻画家之一。
  • The celebrated violinist was mobbed by the audience.观众团团围住了这位著名的小提琴演奏家。
33 savage ECxzR     
adj.野蛮的;凶恶的,残暴的;n.未开化的人
参考例句:
  • The poor man received a savage beating from the thugs.那可怜的人遭到暴徒的痛打。
  • He has a savage temper.他脾气粗暴。
34 forth Hzdz2     
adv.向前;向外,往外
参考例句:
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.风吹得树轻轻地来回摇晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快连续发表了一系列的作品。
35 melancholy t7rz8     
n.忧郁,愁思;adj.令人感伤(沮丧)的,忧郁的
参考例句:
  • All at once he fell into a state of profound melancholy.他立即陷入无尽的忧思之中。
  • He felt melancholy after he failed the exam.这次考试没通过,他感到很郁闷。
36 retired Njhzyv     
adj.隐退的,退休的,退役的
参考例句:
  • The old man retired to the country for rest.这位老人下乡休息去了。
  • Many retired people take up gardening as a hobby.许多退休的人都以从事园艺为嗜好。
37 outlet ZJFxG     
n.出口/路;销路;批发商店;通风口;发泄
参考例句:
  • The outlet of a water pipe was blocked.水管的出水口堵住了。
  • Running is a good outlet for his energy.跑步是他发泄过剩精力的好方法。
38 retracing d36cf1bfa5c6c6e4898c78b1644e9ef3     
v.折回( retrace的现在分词 );回忆;回顾;追溯
参考例句:
  • We're retracing the route of a deep explorer mission. 我们将折回一个深入的探险路线中去。 来自电影对白
  • Retracing my steps was certainly not an option. 回顾我的脚步并不是个办法。 来自互联网
39 bestowing ec153f37767cf4f7ef2c4afd6905b0fb     
砖窑中砖堆上层已烧透的砖
参考例句:
  • Apollo, you see, is bestowing the razor on the Triptolemus of our craft. 你瞧,阿波罗正在把剃刀赠给我们这项手艺的特里泼托勒默斯。
  • What thanks do we not owe to Heaven for thus bestowing tranquillity, health and competence! 我们要谢谢上苍,赐我们的安乐、健康和饱暖。
40 wink 4MGz3     
n.眨眼,使眼色,瞬间;v.眨眼,使眼色,闪烁
参考例句:
  • He tipped me the wink not to buy at that price.他眨眼暗示我按那个价格就不要买。
  • The satellite disappeared in a wink.瞬息之间,那颗卫星就消失了。
41 fully Gfuzd     
adv.完全地,全部地,彻底地;充分地
参考例句:
  • The doctor asked me to breathe in,then to breathe out fully.医生让我先吸气,然后全部呼出。
  • They soon became fully integrated into the local community.他们很快就完全融入了当地人的圈子。
42 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • 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。
43 isolated bqmzTd     
adj.与世隔绝的
参考例句:
  • His bad behaviour was just an isolated incident. 他的不良行为只是个别事件。
  • Patients with the disease should be isolated. 这种病的患者应予以隔离。
44 faltered d034d50ce5a8004ff403ab402f79ec8d     
(嗓音)颤抖( falter的过去式和过去分词 ); 支吾其词; 蹒跚; 摇晃
参考例句:
  • He faltered out a few words. 他支吾地说出了几句。
  • "Er - but he has such a longhead!" the man faltered. 他不好意思似的嚅嗫着:“这孩子脑袋真长。”
45 carving 5wezxw     
n.雕刻品,雕花
参考例句:
  • All the furniture in the room had much carving.房间里所有的家具上都有许多雕刻。
  • He acquired the craft of wood carving in his native town.他在老家学会了木雕手艺。
46 perfectly 8Mzxb     
adv.完美地,无可非议地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • 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。
47 hideous 65KyC     
adj.丑陋的,可憎的,可怕的,恐怖的
参考例句:
  • The whole experience had been like some hideous nightmare.整个经历就像一场可怕的噩梦。
  • They're not like dogs,they're hideous brutes.它们不像狗,是丑陋的畜牲。
48 appalling iNwz9     
adj.骇人听闻的,令人震惊的,可怕的
参考例句:
  • The search was hampered by appalling weather conditions.恶劣的天气妨碍了搜寻工作。
  • Nothing can extenuate such appalling behaviour.这种骇人听闻的行径罪无可恕。
49 inundation y4fxi     
n.the act or fact of overflowing
参考例句:
  • Otherwise, inundation would ensue to our dismay. 若不疏导,只能眼巴巴看着它泛滥。
  • Therefore this psychology preceded the inundation of Caudillo politics after independence. 在独立后,这一心态助长了考迪罗主义的泛滥。
50 ecstasy 9kJzY     
n.狂喜,心醉神怡,入迷
参考例句:
  • He listened to the music with ecstasy.他听音乐听得入了神。
  • Speechless with ecstasy,the little boys gazed at the toys.小孩注视着那些玩具,高兴得说不出话来。
51 extricate rlCxp     
v.拯救,救出;解脱
参考例句:
  • How can we extricate the firm from this trouble?我们该如何承救公司脱离困境呢?
  • She found it impossible to extricate herself from the relationship.她发现不可能把自己从这种关系中解脱出来。
52 virtuous upCyI     
adj.有品德的,善良的,贞洁的,有效力的
参考例句:
  • She was such a virtuous woman that everybody respected her.她是个有道德的女性,人人都尊敬她。
  • My uncle is always proud of having a virtuous wife.叔叔一直为娶到一位贤德的妻子而骄傲。
53 worthy vftwB     
adj.(of)值得的,配得上的;有价值的
参考例句:
  • I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我认为他不值得信赖。
  • There occurred nothing that was worthy to be mentioned.没有值得一提的事发生。
54 momentary hj3ya     
adj.片刻的,瞬息的;短暂的
参考例句:
  • We are in momentary expectation of the arrival of you.我们无时无刻不在盼望你的到来。
  • I caught a momentary glimpse of them.我瞥了他们一眼。
55 ribs 24fc137444401001077773555802b280     
n.肋骨( rib的名词复数 );(船或屋顶等的)肋拱;肋骨状的东西;(织物的)凸条花纹
参考例句:
  • He suffered cracked ribs and bruising. 他断了肋骨还有挫伤。
  • Make a small incision below the ribs. 在肋骨下方切开一个小口。
56 constrained YvbzqU     
adj.束缚的,节制的
参考例句:
  • The evidence was so compelling that he felt constrained to accept it. 证据是那样的令人折服,他觉得不得不接受。
  • I feel constrained to write and ask for your forgiveness. 我不得不写信请你原谅。
57 recollect eUOxl     
v.回忆,想起,记起,忆起,记得
参考例句:
  • He tried to recollect things and drown himself in them.他极力回想过去的事情而沉浸于回忆之中。
  • She could not recollect being there.她回想不起曾经到过那儿。
58 chapel UXNzg     
n.小教堂,殡仪馆
参考例句:
  • The nimble hero,skipped into a chapel that stood near.敏捷的英雄跳进近旁的一座小教堂里。
  • She was on the peak that Sunday afternoon when she played in chapel.那个星期天的下午,她在小教堂的演出,可以说是登峰造极。
59 hymns b7dc017139f285ccbcf6a69b748a6f93     
n.赞美诗,圣歌,颂歌( hymn的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • At first, they played the hymns and marches familiar to them. 起初他们只吹奏自己熟悉的赞美诗和进行曲。 来自英汉非文学 - 百科语料821
  • I like singing hymns. 我喜欢唱圣歌。 来自辞典例句
60 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
61 copiously a83463ec1381cb4f29886a1393e10c9c     
adv.丰富地,充裕地
参考例句:
  • She leant forward and vomited copiously on the floor. 她向前一俯,哇的一声吐了一地。 来自英汉文学
  • This well-organized, unified course copiously illustrated, amply cross-referenced, and fully indexed. 这条组织完善,统一的课程丰富地被说明,丰富地被相互参照和充分地被标注。 来自互联网
62 idol Z4zyo     
n.偶像,红人,宠儿
参考例句:
  • As an only child he was the idol of his parents.作为独子,他是父母的宠儿。
  • Blind worship of this idol must be ended.对这个偶像的盲目崇拜应该结束了。
63 bribing 2a05f9cab5c720b18ca579795979a581     
贿赂
参考例句:
  • He tried to escape by bribing the guard. 他企图贿赂警卫而逃走。
  • Always a new way of bribing unknown and maybe nonexistent forces. 总是用诸如此类的新方法来讨好那不知名的、甚或根本不存在的魔力。 来自英汉非文学 - 科幻
64 speculation 9vGwe     
n.思索,沉思;猜测;投机
参考例句:
  • Her mind is occupied with speculation.她的头脑忙于思考。
  • There is widespread speculation that he is going to resign.人们普遍推测他要辞职。
65 hush ecMzv     
int.嘘,别出声;n.沉默,静寂;v.使安静
参考例句:
  • A hush fell over the onlookers.旁观者们突然静了下来。
  • Do hush up the scandal!不要把这丑事声张出去!
66 detailed xuNzms     
adj.详细的,详尽的,极注意细节的,完全的
参考例句:
  • He had made a detailed study of the terrain.他对地形作了缜密的研究。
  • A detailed list of our publications is available on request.我们的出版物有一份详细的目录备索。


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