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ONE Red Sorghum 4
4THE TROOPS EMERGED onto the riverbank in a column, with the red sun, which had just brokenthrough the mist, shining down on them. Like everyone else’s, half of my father’s face was red,the other half green; and, like everyone else, he was watching the mist break up over the BlackWater River. A fourteen-arch stone bridge connected the southern and northern sections of thehighway. The original wooden bridge remained in place to the west, although three or four spanshad fallen into the river, leaving only the brown posts, which obstructed2 the flow of the whitefoam on top of the water. The reds and greens of the river poking3 through the dissipating mistwere horrifyingly4 sombre. From the dike5, the view to the south was of an endless panorama6 ofsorghum, level and smooth and still, a sea of deeply red, ripe faces. A collective body, united in asingle magnanimous thought. Father was too young then to describe the sight in such floweryterms – that’s my doing.
Sorghum7 and men waited for time’s flower to bear fruit.
The highway stretched southward, a narrowing ribbon of road that was ultimately swallowedup by fields of sorghum. At its farthest point, where sorghum merged1 with the pale vault9 ofheaven, the sunrise presented a bleak10 and solemn, yet stirring sight.
Gripped by curiosity, Father looked at the mesmerised guerrillas. Where were they from?
Where were they going? Why were they setting an ambush11? What would they do when it wasover? In the deathly hush12, the sound of water splashing over the bridge posts seemed louder andcrisper than before. The mist, atomised by the sunlight, settled into the stream, turning the BlackWater River from a deep red to a golden red, as though ablaze13. A solitary14, limp yellow water-plant floated by, its once fiery15 blooms hanging in withered16 pallor among the leafy grooves17 likesilkworms. It’s crab-catching season again! Father was reminded. The autumn winds are up, theair is chilled, a flock of wild geese is flying south.?.?.?. Uncle Arhat shouts, ‘Now, Douguan,now!’ The soft, spongy mud of the bank is covered with the elaborate patterns of skitteringclaws. Father could smell the delicate, fishy18 odour wafting19 over from the river.
‘Take cover behind the dike, all of you,’ Commander Yu said. ‘Mute, set up your rakes.’
Mute slipped some loops of wire off his shoulder and tied the four large rakes together, thengrunted to his comrades to help him carry the chain of rakes over to the spot where the stonebridge and highway met.
‘Take cover, men,’ Commander Yu ordered. ‘Stay down till the Jap convoy21 is on the bridgeand Detachment Leader Leng’s troops have cut off their line of retreat. Don’t fire till I give theorder; then cut those Jap bastards23 to pieces and let them feed the eels24 and crabs25.’
Commander Yu signalled to Mute, who nodded and led half the men into the sorghum fieldwest of the highway to lie in ambush. Wang Wenyi followed Mute’s troops to the west, but wassent back. ‘I want you here with me,’ Commander Yu said. ‘Scared?’
‘No,’ Wang Wenyi said, even though he nodded spiritedly.
Commander Yu had the Fang27 brothers set up their cannon28 atop the dike, then turned to BuglerLiu. ‘Old Liu, as soon as we open fire, sound your horn for all you’re worth. That scares the hellout of the Japs. Do you hear me?’
Bugler29 Liu was another of Commander Yu’s longtime buddies30, dating back from when he wasa sedan bearer and Liu was a funeral musician. Now he held his horn like a rifle.
‘I’m warning you guys,’ Commander Yu said to his men. ‘I’ll shoot any one of you who turnschicken. We have to put on a good show for Leng and his men. Those bastards like to come onstrong with their flags and bugles31. Well, that’s not my style. He thinks he can get us to join them,but I’ll get him to join me instead.’
As the men sat among the sorghum plants, Fang Six took out his pipe and tobacco and his steeland flint. The steel was black, the flint the deep red of a boiled chicken liver. The flint crackled asit struck the steel, sending sparks flying, great big sparks, one of which landed on the sorghumwick he was holding. As he blew on it, a wisp of white smoke curled upward, turning the wickred. He lit his pipe and took a deep puff32. Commander Yu exhaled33 loudly and crinkled his nose.
‘Put that out,’ he said. ‘Do you think the Japs will cross the bridge if they smell smoke?’ FangSix took a couple of quick puffs35 before snuffing out his pipe and putting it away.
‘Okay, you guys, flatten36 out on the slope so we’ll be ready when the Japs come.’
Nervousness set in as the troops lay on the slope, weapons in hand, knowing they would soonface a formidable enemy. Father lay alongside Commander Yu, who asked him, ‘Scared?’
‘Good,’ Commander Yu said. ‘You’re your foster-dad’s boy, all right! You’ll be my dispatchorderly. Don’t leave my side once it starts. I’ll need you to convey orders.’
Father nodded. His eyes were fastened greedily on the pistols stuck in Commander Yu’s belt,one big, one small. The big one was a German automatic, the small one a French Browning. Eachhad an interesting history.
The word ‘Gun!’ escaped from his mouth.
‘You want a gun?’
Father nodded.
‘Do you know how to use one?’
Commander Yu took the Browning out of his belt and examined it carefully. It was well used,the enamel38 long gone. He pulled back the bolt, ejecting a copper-jacketed bullet, which he tossedin the air, caught, and shoved back into the chamber39.
‘Here!’ he said, handing it over. ‘Use it the way I did.’
Father took the pistol from him, and as he held it he thought back to a couple of nights earlier,when Commander Yu had used it to shatter a wine cup.
A crescent moon had climbed into the sky and was pressing down on withered branches.
Father carried a jug40 and a brass41 key out to the distillery to get some wine for Grandma. Heopened the gate. The compound was absolutely still, the mule42 pen pitch-black, the distillerysuffused with the stench of fermenting43 grain. When he took the lid off one of the vats44 in themoonlight, he saw the reflection of his gaunt face in the mirrorlike surface of wine. His eyebrowswere short, his lips thin; he was surprised by his own ugliness. He dunked the jug into the vat45 ofwine, which gurgled as it filled. After lifting it out, he changed his mind and poured the wineback, recalling the vat in which Grandma had washed her bloody46 face. Now she was inside,drinking with Commander Yu and Detachment Leader Leng, who was getting pretty drunk, nomatch for the other two.
Father walked up to a second vat, the lid of which was held in place by a millstone. Afterputting his jug on the ground, he strained to remove the millstone, which rolled away and crashedup against yet another vat, punching a hole in the bottom, through which wine began to seep47.
Ignoring the leaky vat, he removed the lid from the one in front of him, and immediately smelledthe blood of Uncle Arhat. The two faces, of Uncle Arhat and Grandma, appeared and reappearedin the wine vat. Father dunked the jug into the vat, filled it with blood-darkened wine, and carriedit inside.
Candles burned brightly on the table, around which Commander Yu and Detachment LeaderLeng were glaring at each other and breathing heavily. Grandma stood between them, her lefthand resting on Leng’s revolver, her right hand on Commander Yu’s Browning pistol.
Father heard Grandma say, ‘Even if you can’t agree, you mustn’t abandon justice and honour.
This isn’t the time or place to fight. Take your fury out on the Japanese.’
Commander Yu spat37 out angrily, ‘You can’t scare me with the Wang regiment’s flags andbugles, you prick48. I’m king here. I ate fistcakes for ten years, and I don’t give a damn about thatfucking Big Claw Wang!’
Detachment Leader Leng sneered49. ‘Elder Brother Zhan’ao, I’ve got your best interests at heart.
So does Commander Wang. If you turn your cache of weapons over to us, we’ll make you abattalion commander, and he’ll provide rifles and pay. That’s better than being a bandit.’
‘Who’s a bandit? Who isn’t a bandit? Anyone who fights the Japanese is a national hero. Lastyear I knocked off three Japanese sentries50 and inherited three automatic rifles. You’re no bandit,but how many Japs have you killed? You haven’t taken a hair off a single Jap’s ass26!’
Detachment Leader Leng sat down and lit a cigarette.
Father took advantage of the lull51 to hand the wine jug up to Grandma, whose face changed asshe took it from him. Glaring at Father, she filled the three cups.
‘Uncle Arhat’s blood is in this wine,’ she said. ‘If you’re honourable52 men you’ll drink it, thengo out and destroy the Jap convoy. After that, chickens can go their own way, dogs can go theirs.
Well water and river water don’t mix.’
She picked up her cup and drank the wine down noisily.
Commander Yu held out his cup, threw back his head, and drained it.
Detachment Leader Leng followed suit, but put his cup down half full. ‘Commander Yu,’ hesaid, ‘I’ve had all I can handle. So long!’
With her hand still on his revolver, Grandma asked him, ‘Are you going to fight?’
‘Don’t beg!’ Commander Yu snarled53. ‘I’ll fight, even if he doesn’t.’
‘I’ll fight,’ Detachment Leader Leng said.
Grandma let her hand drop, and Leng jammed his revolver back into its holster.
The pale skin around his nose was dotted with dozens of pockmarks. A heavy cartridge54 belthung from his belt, which sagged55 when he holstered his revolver.
‘Zhan’ao,’ Grandma said, ‘I’m entrusting56 Douguan to your care. Take him along the day aftertomorrow.’
Commander Yu looked at my father and smiled. ‘Have you got the balls, foster-son?’
Father stared scornfully at the hard yellow teeth showing between Commander Yu’s partedlips. He didn’t say a word.
Commander Yu picked up a wine cup and placed it on top of Father’s head, then told him tostand in the doorway57. He whipped out his Browning pistol and walked over to the corner.
Father watched Commander Yu take three long strides to the corner – three slow, measuredsteps. Grandma’s face turned ashen59. The corners of Detachment Leader Leng’s mouth werecurled in a contemptuous smile.
When he reached the corner, Commander Yu whirled around. Father watched him raise hisarm, as a dark-red cast came over his black eyes. The Browning spat out a puff of white smoke.
An explosion erupted above Father’s head, and shards60 of shattered ceramic61 fell around him, onelanding against his neck. He shrugged62 his shoulder, and it slid down into his pants. He didn’tutter a sound. The blood had drained from Grandma’s face. Detachment Leader Leng sat downhard on a stool. ‘Good shooting,’ he said after a moment.
‘Good boy!’ Commander Yu said proudly.
The Browning pistol in Father’s hand seemed to weigh a ton.
‘I don’t have to show you,’ Commander Yu said. ‘You know how to shoot. Have Mute get hismen ready.’
Gripping his pistol tightly, Father darted63 through the sorghum field, crossed the highway, andran up to Mute, who was sitting cross-legged on the ground, honing his sabre knife with a shinygreen stone. Some of his men were seated, others lying down.
‘Get your men ready,’ Father said to him.
Mute looked at Father out of the corner of his eye, but kept honing his knife for anothermoment or so. Then he picked up a couple of sorghum leaves, wiped the stone residue64 from theblade, and plucked a stalk of grass to test its sharpness. It fell in two pieces the instant it touchedthe blade.
‘Get your men ready,’ Father repeated.
Mute sheathed65 his knife and laid it on the ground beside him, his face creased66 in a savage67 grin.
With one of his mammoth68 hands he signalled Father to come closer.
‘Uh! Uh!’ he grunted20.
Father shuffled69 forward and stopped a pace or so from Mute, who reached out, grabbed him bythe sleeve, jerked him into his lap, and pinched his ear so hard that he grimaced70. Father jammedhis Browning pistol up into Mute’s rib8 cage. Mute grabbed Father’s nose and pinched it untiltears came to his eyes. An eerie71 laugh burst from Mute’s mouth.
The seated men laughed raucously72.
‘A lot like Commander Yu, isn’t he?’
‘Commander Yu’s seed.’
‘Douguan, I miss your mom.’
‘Douguan, I feel like nibbling73 those date-topped buns of hers.’
Father’s embarrassment74 quickly turned to rage. Raising his pistol, he aimed it at the manwishfully thinking of date-topped buns, and pulled the trigger. The hammer clicked, but no bulletemerged.
The man, ashen-faced, jumped to his feet and wrenched75 the pistol away. Father, still enraged,threw himself on the man, clawing, kicking, biting.
Mute stood up, grabbed Father by the scruff of his neck, and flicked76 him away. He flewthrough the air and crashed into a thicket78 of sorghum stalks. A quick somersault and he was onhis feet, railing and swearing as he charged Mute, who merely grunted a couple of times. Thesteely look in his eyes froze Father in his tracks. Mute picked up the pistol and pulled back thebolt; a bullet fell into his hand. Holding it in his fingers, he looked at the notch80 in the casing fromthe firing pin, and made some unintelligible81 hand signs to Father. Then he stuck the pistol intoFather’s belt and patted him on the shoulder.
‘What were you doing over there?’ Commander Yu asked.
Father was embarrassed. ‘They?.?.?. they said they wanted to sleep with Mom.’
‘What did you say?’ Commander Yu asked sternly.
Father wiped his eyes with his arm. ‘I shot him!’
‘You shot somebody?’
‘The gun misfired.’ Father handed Commander Yu the shiny dud.
Commander Yu took it from him, examined it, and gave it a casual flick77. It described abeautiful arc before plopping into the river.
‘Good boy!’ Commander Yu said. ‘But use your gun on the Japanese first. After you’vefinished them off, anybody who says he wants to sleep with your mom, you shoot him in the gut82.
Not in the head, and not in the chest. Remember, in the gut.’
Father lay on his belly83 alongside Commander Yu; the Fang brothers were on his other side.
The cannon had been set up on the dike, aimed at the stone bridge, its barrel stuffed with cottonrags, a fuse sticking out behind. Fang Seven had placed a bundle of sorghum tinder next to him,some of which was already smouldering. A gourd84 filled with gunpowder85 and a tin of iron pelletslay beside Fang Six.
Wang Wenyi was to Commander Yu’s left, curled up, holding his long-barrelled fowling86 piecein his hands. His wounded ear was stuck to the white bandage covering it.
The sun was stake-high, its white core girded by a pink halo. The flowing water glittered. Aflock of wild ducks flew over from the sorghum field, circled three times, then dived down to agrassy sandbar. A few landed on the surface of the river and began floating downstream, theirbodies settling heavily in the water, their heads turning and darting87 constantly. Father was feelingwarm and tingly. His clothes, dampened by the dew, were now dry. He pressed himself to theground, but felt a pain in his chest, as from a sharp stone. When he rose up to see what it was, hishead and upper torso were exposed above the dike. ‘Get down,’ Commander Yu ordered.
Reluctantly, he did as he was told. Fang Six began to snore. Commander Yu picked up a clod ofearth and tossed it in his face. Fang Six woke up bleary-eyed and yawned so heroically that twofine tears appeared in the corners of his eyes.
‘Are the Japs here?’ he asked loudly.
‘Fuck you!’ Commander Yu snarled. ‘No sleeping.’
The riverbanks were absolutely still; the broad highway lay lifeless in its bed of sorghum. Thestone bridge spanning the river was strikingly beautiful. A boundless89 expanse of sorghum greetedthe reddening sun, which rose ever higher, grew ever brighter. Wild ducks floated in the shallowwater by the banks, noisily searching for food with their flat bills. Father studied their beautifulfeathers and alert, intelligent eyes. Aiming his heavy Browning pistol at one of their smoothbacks, he was about to pull the trigger when Commander Yu forced his hand down. ‘What thehell do you think you’re doing, you little turtle egg?’
Father was getting fidgety. The highway lay there like death itself. The sorghum had turneddeep scarlet90.
‘That bastard22 Leng wants to play games with me!’ Commander Yu spat out hatefully. Thesouthern bank lay in silence; not a trace of the Leng detachment. Father knew it was Leng whohad learned that the convoy would be passing his spot, and that he’d brought Commander Yuinto the ambush only because he doubted his own ability to go it alone.
Father was tense for a while, but gradually he relaxed, and his attention wandered back to thewild ducks. He thought about duck-hunting with Uncle Arhat, who had a fowling piece with adeep-red stock and a leather strap91; it was now in the hands of Wang Wenyi. Tears welled up inhis eyes, but not enough to spill out. Just like that day the year before. Under the warm rays ofthe sun, he felt a chill spread through his body.
Uncle Arhat and the two mules92 had been taken away by the Japs, and Grandma had washed herbloody face in the wine vat until it reeked93 of alcohol and was beet-red. Her eyes were puffy; thefront of her pale-blue cotton jacket was soaked in wine and blood. She stood stock-still beside thevat, staring down at her reflection. Father recalled how she had fallen to her knees and kowtowedthree times to the vat, then stood up, scooped94 some wine with both hands, and drank it. Therosiness of her face was concentrated in her cheeks; all the colour had drained from her foreheadand chin.
‘Kneel down!’ she ordered Father. ‘Kowtow.’
He fell to his knees and kowtowed.
‘Take a drink!’
He scooped up a handful of wine and drank it.
Trickles96 of blood, like threads, sank to the bottom of the vat, on the surface of which a tinywhite cloud floated alongside the sombre faces of Grandma and Father. Piercing rays emanatedfrom Grandma’s eyes; Father looked away, his heart pounding wildly. He reached out to scoopup some more wine, and as it dripped through his fingers it shattered one large face and one smallone amid the blue sky and white cloud. He drank a mouthful, which left the sticky taste of bloodon his tongue. The blood sank to the base of the vat, where it congealed97 into a turbid98 clot88 the sizeof a fist. Father and Grandma stared at it long and hard; then she pulled the lid over it and rolledthe millstone back, straining to place it on top of the lid.
‘Don’t touch it!’ she said.
Looking at the accumulation of mud and grey-green sow-bugs squirming in the indentation ofthe millstone, he nodded, clearly disturbed by the sight.
That night he lay on his kang listening to Grandma pace the yard. The patter of her footstepsand the rustling99 sorghum in the fields formed Father’s confused dreams, in which he heard thebrays of our two handsome black mules.
Father awoke once, at dawn, and ran naked into the yard to pee; there he saw Grandma staringtransfixed into the sky. He called out, ‘Mom,’ but his shout fell on deaf ears. When he’d finishedpeeing, he took her by the hand and led her inside. She followed meekly100. They’d barely steppedinside when they heard waves of commotion101 from the southeast, followed by the crack of riflefire, like the pop of a tautly102 stretched piece of silk pierced by a sharp knife.
Shortly after he and Grandma heard the gunfire, they were herded103 over to the dike, along witha number of villagers – elderly, young, sick, and disabled – by Japanese soldiers. The polishedwhite flagstones, boulders104, and coarse yellow gravel105 on the dike looked like a line of gravemounds. Last year’s early- summer sorghum stood spellbound beyond the dike, sombre andmelancholy. The outline of the highway shining through the trampled106 sorghum stretched duenorth. The stone bridge hadn’t been erected107 then, and the little wooden span stood utterlyexhausted and horribly scarred by the passage of tens of thousands of tramping feet and the ironshoes of horses and mules. The smell of green shoots released by the crushed and brokensorghum, steeped in the night mist, rose pungent108 in the morning air. Sorghum everywhere wascrying bitterly.
Father, Grandma, and the other villagers – assembled on the western edge of the highway,south of the river, atop the shattered remnants of sorghum plants – faced a mammoth enclosurethat looked like an animal pen. A crowd of shabby labourers huddled109 beyond it. Two puppetsoldiers herded the labourers over near Father and the others to form a second cluster. The twogroups faced a square where animals were tethered, a spot that would later make people pale withfright. They stood impassively for some time before a thin-faced, white-gloved Japanese officerwith red insignia on his shoulders and a long sword at his hip58 emerged from the tent, leading aguard dog, whose red tongue lolled from the side of its mouth. Behind the dog, two puppetsoldiers carried the rigid110 corpse111 of a Japanese soldier. Two Japanese soldiers brought up the rear,escorting two puppet soldiers who were dragging a beaten and bloody Uncle Arhat. Fatherhuddled close to Grandma; she wrapped her arms around him.
Fifty or so white birds, wings flapping noisily, sliced through the blue sky above the BlackWater River, then turned and headed east, towards the golden sun. Father could see the draughtanimals, with scraggly hair and filthy112 faces, and our two black mules, which lay on the ground.
One was dead, the hoe still stuck in its head. The blood-soaked tail of the other mule swept theground; the skin over its belly twitched113 noisily; its nostrils115 whistled as they opened and closed.
How Father loved those two black mules.
He remembers Grandma sitting proudly on the mule’s back, Father in her lap, the three ofthem flying down the narrow dirt path through the sorghum field, the mule rocking back andforth as it gallops117 along, giving Father and Grandma the ride of their lives. Spindly legs conquerthe dust of the road as Father shouts excitedly. An occasional peasant amid the sorghum, hoe inhand, gazes at the powdery, fair face of the distillery owner, his heart filled with envy andloathing.
Now one of the mules was lying dead on the ground, its mouth open, a row of long white teethchewing the earth. The other sat suffering more than its dead comrade. ‘Mom,’ Father said toGrandma, ‘our mules.’ She covered his mouth with her hand.
The body of the Japanese soldier was placed before the officer, who continued to hold thedog’s leash118. The two puppet soldiers dragged the battered119 Uncle Arhat over to a wooden rack.
Father didn’t recognise him right away; he seemed just a strange, bloody creature in human form.
As he was dragged up to the rack, his head turned to the left, then to the right, the crusty scab onhis scalp looking like the shiny mud on the riverbank, baked by the sun until it wrinkles andbegins to crack. His useless feet traced patterns in the dirt. The crowd slowly recoiled120. Father feltGrandma’s hands grip his shoulders tightly. The people seemed to shrink in size, their faces clay-coloured or black. Crows and sparrows suddenly silenced, the people could hear the panting ofthe guard dog. The officer holding its leash farted loudly. Before the puppet soldiers dragged thestrange creature over to the rack, they dropped it to the ground, an inert121 slab122 of meat.
‘Uncle Arhat!’ Father cried out in alarm.
Grandma covered his mouth again.
Uncle Arhat began to writhe123, arching his buttocks as he rose to his knees, propped124 himself onhis hands, and raised his arms. His face was so puffy the skin shone; his eyes were slits125 throughwhich thin greenish rays emerged. Father was sure Uncle Arhat could see him. His heart waspounding against the wall of his chest – thump126 thump thump – and he didn’t know if it was fromfear or anger. He wanted to scream, but Grandma’s hand was clasped too tightly over his mouth.
The officer holding the leash shouted something to the crowd, and a crew- cut Chineseinterpreted it for them. Father didn’t hear everything the interpreter said. Grandma’s hand wasclasped so tightly over his mouth that he was having trouble breathing and his ears were ringing.
Two Chinese in black uniforms stripped Uncle Arhat naked and tied him to the rack. The Japofficer waved his arm, and two more black-clad men dragged and pushed Sun Five, the mostaccomplished hog-butcher in our village – or anywhere in Northeast Gaomi Township, for thatmatter – out of the enclosure. He was a short, bald man with a huge paunch, a red face, and tiny,close-set eyes buried alongside the bridge of his nose, held a butcher’s knife in his left hand and apail of water in his right as he shuffled up to Uncle Arhat.
The interpreter spoke127: ‘The commander says to skin him. If you don’t do a good job of it, he’llhave his dog tear your heart out.’
Sun Five mumbled128 an acknowledgement, his eyes blinking furiously. Holding the knife in hismouth, he picked up the pail and poured water over Uncle Arhat’s scalp. Uncle Arhat’s headjerked upward when the cold water hit him. Bloody water coursed down his face and neck,forming filthy puddles129 at his feet. One of the overseers brought another pail of water from theriver. Sun Five soaked a rag in it and wiped Uncle Arhat’s face clean. When he was finished, hisbuttocks twitched briefly130. ‘Elder brother?.?.?.’
‘Brother,’ Uncle Arhat said, ‘finish me off quickly. I won’t forget your kindness down in theYellow Springs.’
The Japanese officer roared something.
‘Get on with it!’ the interpreter said.
Sun Five’s face darkened as he reached up and held Uncle Arhat’s ear between his fingers.
‘Elder brother,’ he said, ‘there’s nothing I can do.?.?.?.’
Father saw Sun Five’s knife cut the skin above the ear with a sawing motion. Uncle Arhatscreeched in agony as sprays of yellow piss shot out from between his legs. Father’s knees wereknocking. A Japanese soldier walked up to Sun Five with a white ceramic platter, into which Sunput Uncle Arhat’s large, fleshy ear. He cut off the other ear and laid it on the platter alongside thefirst one. Father watched the ears twitch114, making thumping131 sounds.
The soldier paraded slowly in front of the labourers and villagers, holding the platter out forthem to see. Father looked at the ears, pale and beautiful.
The soldier then carried the ears up to the Japanese officer, who nodded to him. He laid theplatter alongside the body of his dead comrade, after a moment of silence, he picked it up and putit on the ground under the dog’s nose.
The dog’s tongue slithered back into its mouth as it sniffed132 the ears with its pointy, wet, blacknose; but it shook its head, with its tongue lolling again, and sat down.
‘Hey,’ the interpreter yelled at Sun Five. ‘Keep going.’
Sun Five was walking around in circles, mumbling133 to himself. Father looked at his sweaty,greasy face, and watched his eyelids134 blink like a bobbing head of a chicken.
A mere79 trickle95 of blood oozed135 from the holes where Uncle Arhat’s ears had been. Withoutthem his head had become a neat, unmarred oval.
The Jap officer roared again.
‘Hurry up, get on with it!’ the interpreter ordered.
Sun Five bent136 over and sliced off Uncle Arhat’s genitals with a single stroke, then put theminto the platter held by the Japanese soldier, who carried it at eye level as he paraded like amarionette in front of the crowd. Father felt Grandma’s icy fingers dig into his shoulders.
The Japanese soldier put the platter under the dog’s nose. It nibbled137, then spat the stuff out.
Uncle Arhat was screaming in agony, his bony frame twitching138 violently on the rack.
Sun Five threw down his butcher knife, fell to his knees, and wailed139 bitterly.
The Japanese officer let go of the leash, and the guard dog bounded forward, burying its clawsin Sun Five’s shoulders and baring its fangs34 in his face. He threw himself on the ground andcovered his face with his hands.
The Japanese officer whistled, and the guard dog bounded back to him, dragging the leashbehind it.
‘Skin him, and be quick about it!’ the interpreter demanded.
Sun Five struggled to his feet, picked up his butcher knife, and staggered up to Uncle Arhat.
Everyone’s head jerked upward as a torrent140 of abuse erupted from Uncle Arhat’s mouth.
Sun Five spoke to him: ‘Elder brother?.?.?. elder brother?.?.?. try to bear it a little longer.?.?.?.’
Uncle Arhat spat a gob of bloody phlegm into Sun’s face.
‘Start skinning,’ shouted the interpreter. ‘Fuck your ancestors! Skin him, I said!’
Sun Five started at the point on Uncle Arhat’s scalp where the scab had formed, zipping theknife blade down, once, twice?.?.?. one meticulous141 cut after another. Uncle Arhat’s scalp fellaway, revealing two greenish-purple eyes and several misshapen chunks142 of flesh.?.?.?.
Father told me once that, even after Uncle Arhat’s face had been peeled away, shouts andgurgles continued to emerge from his shapeless mouth, while endless rivulets143 of bright-red blooddripped from his pasty scalp. Sun Five no longer seemed human as his flawless knife-workproduced a perfect pelt144. After Uncle Arhat had been turned into a mass of meaty pulp145, his innardschurned and roiled146, attracting swarms147 of dancing green flies. The women were on their knees,wailing piteously. That night a heavy rain fell, washing the tethering square clean of every dropof blood, and of Uncle Arhat’s corpse and the skin that had covered it. Word that his corpse haddisappeared spread through the village, from one person to ten, to a hundred, from this generationto the next, until it became a beautiful legend.
‘If he thinks he can get away with playing games with me, I’ll rip his head off and use it for apisspot!’
The sun seemed to shrink as it rose in the sky, sending down white-hot rays; a flock of wildducks flew through the rapidly dissipating mist atop the sorghum field, then another flock.
Detachment Leader Leng’s troops still hadn’t shown up, and only an occasional wild haredisturbed the peace of the highway. A while later, a wily red fox darted across the highway.
‘Hey!’ Commander Yu shouted after cursing Detachment Leader Leng. ‘Everybody up. It lookslike we’ve been tricked by that son of a bitch Pocky Leng.’
That was just what the troops, tired of lying there, had been waiting to hear. They were ontheir way up before the sound of Commander Yu’s command had died out. Some sat on the diketo enjoy a smoke; others stood to take a long-postponed piss.
Father jumped up onto the dike, the head of the skinned Uncle Arhat floating in front of hiseyes. Wild ducks startled into flight by the sudden emergence148 of men on the dike began landingin small clusters on a nearby sandbar, where they waddled149 back and forth116, their emerald andyellow feathers glistening150 among the water weeds.
Mute walked up to Commander Yu, knife in one hand, his old Hanyang rifle in the other.
Looking dejected, with lifeless eyes, he pointed151 to the sun in the southeastern sky and to thedeserted highway. Finally, he pointed to his belly, grunted, and signalled in the direction of thevillage. Commander Yu thought for a moment, then called to the men on the western edge of thehighway, ‘Come over here, all of you!’
The troops crossed the highway and formed up on the dike.
‘Brothers,’ Commander Yu said, ‘if Pocky Leng’s playing games with us, I’ll lop his damnedhead off! The sun isn’t directly overhead yet, so we’ll wait a little longer. If the convoy hasn’tcome by noon, we’ll go to Tan Family Hollow and settle accounts with Leng. For now, go intothe sorghum field and get some rest. I’ll send Douguan for food. Douguan!’
Father looked up at Commander Yu.
‘Go tell your mom to have the women make some fistcakes, and tell her I want lunch here bynoon. Say I want her to bring it herself.’
Father nodded, hitched152 up his trousers, stuck the Browning pistol into his belt, and ran downthe dike. After heading north down the highway for a short distance, he cut across the sorghumfield, heading northwest, weaving in and out among the plants. In the sea of sorghum he bumpedinto some long mule bones. He kicked one, dislodging a couple of short-tailed, furry153 field volesthat had been feasting on marrow154. They looked up fearlessly, then burrowed155 back into the bone.
The sight reminded Father of the family’s two black mules, reminded him of how, long after thehighway had been completed, the pungent smell of death hung over the village every time asoutheastern wind rose.
A year earlier, the bloated carcasses of dozens of mules had been found floating in the BlackWater River, caught in the reeds and grass in the shallow water by the banks; their distendedbellies, baked by the sun, split and popped, released their splendid innards, like gorgeousblooming flowers, as slowly spreading pools of dark-green liquid were caught up in the flow ofwater.


1 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
  • 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。
2 obstructed 5b709055bfd182f94d70e3e16debb3a4     
阻塞( obstruct的过去式和过去分词 ); 堵塞; 阻碍; 阻止
  • Tall trees obstructed his view of the road. 有大树挡着,他看不到道路。
  • The Irish and Bristol Channels were closed or grievously obstructed. 爱尔兰海峡和布里斯托尔海峡或遭受封锁,或受到了严重阻碍。
3 poking poking     
n. 刺,戳,袋 vt. 拨开,刺,戳 vi. 戳,刺,捅,搜索,伸出,行动散慢
  • He was poking at the rubbish with his stick. 他正用手杖拨动垃圾。
  • He spent his weekends poking around dusty old bookshops. 他周末都泡在布满尘埃的旧书店里。
4 horrifyingly f1c42141154367f6287bfc48fc21017d     
  • But creditors also appear to be fascinatingly and horrifyingly powerful. 但债权国们也显得实力雄厚,既让人着迷又令人畏惧。 来自互联网
  • First, global industrial output tracks the decline industrial output during the Great Depression horrifyingly closely. 首先,全球工业产值下降的轨迹与大萧条期间惊人地接近。 来自互联网
5 dike 6lUzf     
  • They dug a dike along walls of the school.他们沿校墙挖沟。
  • Fortunately,the flood did not break the dike.还好,这场大水没有把堤坝冲坏。
6 panorama D4wzE     
  • A vast panorama of the valley lay before us.山谷的广阔全景展现在我们面前。
  • A flourishing and prosperous panorama spread out before our eyes.一派欣欣向荣的景象展现在我们的眼前。
7 sorghum eFJys     
  • We can grow sorghum or maize on this plot.这块地可以种高粱或玉米。
  • They made sorghum into pig feed.他们把高粱做成了猪饲料。
8 rib 6Xgxu     
  • He broke a rib when he fell off his horse.他从马上摔下来折断了一根肋骨。
  • He has broken a rib and the doctor has strapped it up.他断了一根肋骨,医生已包扎好了。
9 vault 3K3zW     
  • The vault of this cathedral is very high.这座天主教堂的拱顶非常高。
  • The old patrician was buried in the family vault.这位老贵族埋在家族的墓地里。
10 bleak gtWz5     
  • They showed me into a bleak waiting room.他们引我来到一间阴冷的会客室。
  • The company's prospects look pretty bleak.这家公司的前景异常暗淡。
11 ambush DNPzg     
  • Our soldiers lay in ambush in the jungle for the enemy.我方战士埋伏在丛林中等待敌人。
  • Four men led by a sergeant lay in ambush at the crossroads.由一名中士率领的四名士兵埋伏在十字路口。
12 hush ecMzv     
  • 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!
13 ablaze 1yMz5     
  • The main street was ablaze with lights in the evening.晚上,那条主要街道灯火辉煌。
  • Forests are sometimes set ablaze by lightning.森林有时因雷击而起火。
14 solitary 7FUyx     
  • I am rather fond of a solitary stroll in the country.我颇喜欢在乡间独自徜徉。
  • The castle rises in solitary splendour on the fringe of the desert.这座城堡巍然耸立在沙漠的边际,显得十分壮美。
15 fiery ElEye     
  • She has fiery red hair.她有一头火红的头发。
  • His fiery speech agitated the crowd.他热情洋溢的讲话激动了群众。
16 withered 342a99154d999c47f1fc69d900097df9     
adj. 枯萎的,干瘪的,(人身体的部分器官)因病萎缩的或未发育良好的 动词wither的过去式和过去分词形式
  • The grass had withered in the warm sun. 这些草在温暖的阳光下枯死了。
  • The leaves of this tree have become dry and withered. 这棵树下的叶子干枯了。
17 grooves e2ee808c594bc87414652e71d74585a3     
n.沟( groove的名词复数 );槽;老一套;(某种)音乐节奏v.沟( groove的第三人称单数 );槽;老一套;(某种)音乐节奏
  • Wheels leave grooves in a dirt road. 车轮在泥路上留下了凹痕。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Sliding doors move in grooves. 滑动门在槽沟中移动。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
18 fishy ysgzzF     
adj. 值得怀疑的
  • It all sounds very fishy to me.所有这些在我听起来都很可疑。
  • There was definitely something fishy going on.肯定当时有可疑的事情在进行中。
19 wafting 9056ea794d326978fd72c00a33901c00     
v.吹送,飘送,(使)浮动( waft的现在分词 )
  • But that gentle fragrance was clearly wafting from the window. 但那股淡淡的香气,却分明是从母亲的窗户溢出的。 来自互联网
  • The picture-like XueGuo, wafting dense flavor of Japan, gives us a kind of artistic enjoyment. 画一般的雪国,飘溢着浓郁的日本风情,给人以美的享受。 来自互联网
20 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。
21 convoy do6zu     
  • The convoy was snowed up on the main road.护送队被大雪困在干路上了。
  • Warships will accompany the convoy across the Atlantic.战舰将护送该船队过大西洋。
22 bastard MuSzK     
  • He was never concerned about being born a bastard.他从不介意自己是私生子。
  • There was supposed to be no way to get at the bastard.据说没有办法买通那个混蛋。
23 bastards 19876fc50e51ba427418f884ba64c288     
私生子( bastard的名词复数 ); 坏蛋; 讨厌的事物; 麻烦事 (认为别人走运或不幸时说)家伙
  • Those bastards don't care a damn about the welfare of the factory! 这批狗养的,不顾大局! 来自子夜部分
  • Let the first bastards to find out be the goddam Germans. 就让那些混账的德国佬去做最先发现的倒霉鬼吧。 来自演讲部分
24 eels eels     
abbr. 电子发射器定位系统(=electronic emitter location system)
  • Eels have been on the feed in the Lower Thames. 鳗鱼在泰晤士河下游寻食。
  • She bought some eels for dinner. 她买回一些鳗鱼做晚餐。
25 crabs a26cc3db05581d7cfc36d59943c77523     
n.蟹( crab的名词复数 );阴虱寄生病;蟹肉v.捕蟹( crab的第三人称单数 )
  • As we walked along the seashore we saw lots of tiny crabs. 我们在海岸上散步时看到很多小蟹。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The fish and crabs scavenge for decaying tissue. 鱼和蟹搜寻腐烂的组织为食。 来自《简明英汉词典》
26 ass qvyzK     
  • He is not an ass as they make him.他不象大家猜想的那样笨。
  • An ass endures his burden but not more than his burden.驴能负重但不能超过它能力所负担的。
27 fang WlGxD     
  • Look how the bone sticks out of the flesh like a dog's fang.瞧瞧,这根骨头从肉里露出来,象一只犬牙似的。
  • The green fairy's fang thrusting between his lips.绿妖精的尖牙从他的嘴唇里龇出来。
28 cannon 3T8yc     
  • The soldiers fired the cannon.士兵们开炮。
  • The cannon thundered in the hills.大炮在山间轰鸣。
29 bugler e1bce9dcca8842895d1f03cfacb4cf41     
喇叭手; 号兵; 吹鼓手; 司号员
  • The general ordered the bugler to sound the retreat. 将军命令号手吹号收兵。
  • There was nothing faded about the bugler under the cap. 帽子下面那个号手可一点也不是褪色的。
30 buddies ea4cd9ed8ce2973de7d893f64efe0596     
n.密友( buddy的名词复数 );同伴;弟兄;(用于称呼男子,常带怒气)家伙v.(如密友、战友、伙伴、弟兄般)交往( buddy的第三人称单数 );做朋友;亲近(…);伴护艾滋病人
  • We became great buddies. 我们成了非常好的朋友。 来自辞典例句
  • The two of them have become great buddies. 他们俩成了要好的朋友。 来自辞典例句
31 bugles 67a03de6e21575ba3e57a73ed68d55d3     
妙脆角,一种类似薯片但做成尖角或喇叭状的零食; 号角( bugle的名词复数 ); 喇叭; 匍匐筋骨草; (装饰女服用的)柱状玻璃(或塑料)小珠
  • Blow, bugles, blow, set the wild echoes flying. "响起来,号角,响起来,让激昂的回声在空中震荡"。
  • We hear the silver voices of heroic bugles. 我们听到了那清亮的号角。
32 puff y0cz8     
  • He took a puff at his cigarette.他吸了一口香烟。
  • They tried their best to puff the book they published.他们尽力吹捧他们出版的书。
33 exhaled 8e9b6351819daaa316dd7ab045d3176d     
v.呼出,发散出( exhale的过去式和过去分词 );吐出(肺中的空气、烟等),呼气
  • He sat back and exhaled deeply. 他仰坐着深深地呼气。
  • He stamped his feet and exhaled a long, white breath. 跺了跺脚,他吐了口长气,很长很白。 来自汉英文学 - 骆驼祥子
34 fangs d8ad5a608d5413636d95dfb00a6e7ac4     
n.(尤指狗和狼的)长而尖的牙( fang的名词复数 );(蛇的)毒牙;罐座
  • The dog fleshed his fangs in the deer's leg. 狗用尖牙咬住了鹿腿。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Dogs came lunging forward with their fangs bared. 狗龇牙咧嘴地扑过来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
35 puffs cb3699ccb6e175dfc305ea6255d392d6     
n.吸( puff的名词复数 );(烟斗或香烟的)一吸;一缕(烟、蒸汽等);(呼吸或风的)呼v.使喷出( puff的第三人称单数 );喷着汽(或烟)移动;吹嘘;吹捧
  • We sat exchanging puffs from that wild pipe of his. 我们坐在那里,轮番抽着他那支野里野气的烟斗。 来自辞典例句
  • Puffs of steam and smoke came from the engine. 一股股蒸汽和烟雾从那火车头里冒出来。 来自辞典例句
36 flatten N7UyR     
  • We can flatten out a piece of metal by hammering it.我们可以用锤子把一块金属敲平。
  • The wrinkled silk will flatten out if you iron it.发皱的丝绸可以用熨斗烫平。
37 spat pFdzJ     
  • Her parents always have spats.她的父母经常有些小的口角。
  • There is only a spat between the brother and sister.那只是兄妹间的小吵小闹。
38 enamel jZ4zF     
  • I chipped the enamel on my front tooth when I fell over.我跌倒时门牙的珐琅质碰碎了。
  • He collected coloured enamel bowls from Yugoslavia.他藏有来自南斯拉夫的彩色搪瓷碗。
39 chamber wnky9     
  • For many,the dentist's surgery remains a torture chamber.对许多人来说,牙医的治疗室一直是间受刑室。
  • The chamber was ablaze with light.会议厅里灯火辉煌。
40 jug QaNzK     
  • He walked along with a jug poised on his head.他头上顶着一个水罐,保持着平衡往前走。
  • She filled the jug with fresh water.她将水壶注满了清水。
41 brass DWbzI     
  • 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。
42 mule G6RzI     
  • A mule is a cross between a mare and a donkey.骡子是母马和公驴的杂交后代。
  • He is an old mule.他是个老顽固。
43 fermenting fdd52e85d75b46898edb910a097ddbf6     
v.(使)发酵( ferment的现在分词 );(使)激动;骚动;骚扰
  • The fermenting wine has bubbled up and over the top. 发酵的葡萄酒已经冒泡,溢了出来。 来自辞典例句
  • It must be processed through methods like boiling, grinding or fermenting. 它必须通过煮沸、研磨、或者发酵等方法加工。 来自互联网
44 vats 3cf7466f161beb5cb241053041e2077e     
varieties 变化,多样性,种类
  • Fixed rare issue with getting stuck in VATS mode. 修正了极少出现的VATS模式卡住的问题。
  • Objective To summarize the experience of VATS clinic application. 目的总结电视胸腔镜手术(vats)胸外科疾病治疗中的临床应用经验。
45 vat sKszW     
n.(=value added tax)增值税,大桶
  • The office is asking for the vat papers.办事处要有关增值税的文件。
  • His father emptied sacks of stale rye bread into the vat.他父亲把一袋袋发霉的黑面包倒进大桶里。
46 bloody kWHza     
  • He got a bloody nose in the fight.他在打斗中被打得鼻子流血。
  • He is a bloody fool.他是一个十足的笨蛋。
47 seep rDSzK     
  • My anger began to seep away.我的怒火开始消下去了。
  • If meteoric water does not evaporate or run overland,it may seep directly into the ground.如果雨水不从陆地蒸发和流走的话,就可能直接渗入地下。
48 prick QQyxb     
  • He felt a sharp prick when he stepped on an upturned nail.当他踩在一个尖朝上的钉子上时,他感到剧烈的疼痛。
  • He burst the balloon with a prick of the pin.他用针一戳,气球就爆了。
49 sneered 0e3b5b35e54fb2ad006040792a867d9f     
讥笑,冷笑( sneer的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He sneered at people who liked pop music. 他嘲笑喜欢流行音乐的人。
  • It's very discouraging to be sneered at all the time. 成天受嘲讽是很令人泄气的。
50 sentries abf2b0a58d9af441f9cfde2e380ae112     
哨兵,步兵( sentry的名词复数 )
  • We posted sentries at the gates of the camp. 我们在军营的大门口布置哨兵。
  • We were guarded by sentries against surprise attack. 我们由哨兵守卫,以免遭受突袭。
51 lull E8hz7     
  • The drug put Simpson in a lull for thirty minutes.药物使辛普森安静了30分钟。
  • Ground fighting flared up again after a two-week lull.经过两个星期的平静之后,地面战又突然爆发了。
52 honourable honourable     
  • I don't think I am worthy of such an honourable title.这样的光荣称号,我可担当不起。
  • I hope to find an honourable way of settling difficulties.我希望设法找到一个体面的办法以摆脱困境。
53 snarled ti3zMA     
v.(指狗)吠,嗥叫, (人)咆哮( snarl的过去式和过去分词 );咆哮着说,厉声地说
  • The dog snarled at us. 狗朝我们低声吼叫。
  • As I advanced towards the dog, It'snarled and struck at me. 我朝那条狗走去时,它狂吠着向我扑来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
54 cartridge fXizt     
  • Unfortunately the 2G cartridge design is very difficult to set accurately.不幸地2G弹药筒设计非常难正确地设定。
  • This rifle only holds one cartridge.这支来复枪只能装一发子弹。
55 sagged 4efd2c4ac7fe572508b0252e448a38d0     
  • The black reticule sagged under the weight of shapeless objects. 黑色的拎包由于装了各种形状的东西而中间下陷。
  • He sagged wearily back in his chair. 他疲倦地瘫坐到椅子上。
56 entrusting 1761636a2dc8b6bfaf11cc7207551342     
v.委托,托付( entrust的现在分词 )
  • St. Clare had just been entrusting Tom with some money, and various commissions. 圣?克莱亚刚交给汤姆一笔钱,派他去办几件事情。 来自辞典例句
  • The volume of business does not warrant entrusting you with exclusive agency at present. 已完成的营业额还不足以使我方目前委托你方独家代理。 来自外贸英语口语25天快训
57 doorway 2s0xK     
  • They huddled in the shop doorway to shelter from the rain.他们挤在商店门口躲雨。
  • Mary suddenly appeared in the doorway.玛丽突然出现在门口。
58 hip 1dOxX     
  • The thigh bone is connected to the hip bone.股骨连着髋骨。
  • The new coats blouse gracefully above the hip line.新外套在臀围线上优美地打着褶皱。
59 ashen JNsyS     
  • His face was ashen and wet with sweat.他面如土色,汗如雨下。
  • Her ashen face showed how much the news had shocked her.她灰白的脸显示出那消息使她多么震惊。
60 shards 37ca134c56a08b5cc6a9315e9248ad09     
n.(玻璃、金属或其他硬物的)尖利的碎片( shard的名词复数 )
  • Eyewitnesses spoke of rocks and shards of glass flying in the air. 目击者称空中石块和玻璃碎片四溅。 来自辞典例句
  • Ward, Josh Billings, and a host of others have survived only in scattered shards of humour. 沃德、比林斯和许多别的作家能够留传下来的只是些幽默的残章断简。 来自辞典例句
61 ceramic lUsyc     
  • The order for ceramic tiles has been booked in.瓷砖的订单已登记下来了。
  • Some ceramic works of art are shown in this exhibition.这次展览会上展出了一些陶瓷艺术品。
62 shrugged 497904474a48f991a3d1961b0476ebce     
  • Sam shrugged and said nothing. 萨姆耸耸肩膀,什么也没说。
  • She shrugged, feigning nonchalance. 她耸耸肩,装出一副无所谓的样子。 来自《简明英汉词典》
63 darted d83f9716cd75da6af48046d29f4dd248     
v.投掷,投射( dart的过去式和过去分词 );向前冲,飞奔
  • The lizard darted out its tongue at the insect. 蜥蜴伸出舌头去吃小昆虫。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The old man was displeased and darted an angry look at me. 老人不高兴了,瞪了我一眼。 来自《简明英汉词典》
64 residue 6B0z1     
  • Mary scraped the residue of food from the plates before putting them under water.玛丽在把盘子放入水之前先刮去上面的食物残渣。
  • Pesticide persistence beyond the critical period for control leads to residue problems.农药一旦超过控制的临界期,就会导致残留问题。
65 sheathed 9b718500db40d86c7b56e582edfeeda3     
adj.雕塑像下半身包在鞘中的;覆盖的;铠装的;装鞘了的v.将(刀、剑等)插入鞘( sheathe的过去式和过去分词 );包,覆盖
  • Bulletproof cars sheathed in armour. 防弹车护有装甲。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The effect of his mediation was so great that both parties sheathed the sword at once. 他的调停非常有效,双方立刻停战。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
66 creased b26d248c32bce741b8089934810d7e9f     
(使…)起折痕,弄皱( crease的过去式和过去分词 ); (皮肤)皱起,使起皱纹; 皱皱巴巴
  • You've creased my newspaper. 你把我的报纸弄皱了。
  • The bullet merely creased his shoulder. 子弹只不过擦破了他肩部的皮肤。
67 savage ECxzR     
  • 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。
68 mammoth u2wy8     
  • You can only undertake mammoth changes if the finances are there.资金到位的情况下方可进行重大变革。
  • Building the new railroad will be a mammoth job.修建那条新铁路将是一项巨大工程。
69 shuffled cee46c30b0d1f2d0c136c830230fe75a     
v.洗(纸牌)( shuffle的过去式和过去分词 );拖着脚步走;粗心地做;摆脱尘世的烦恼
  • He shuffled across the room to the window. 他拖着脚走到房间那头的窗户跟前。
  • Simon shuffled awkwardly towards them. 西蒙笨拙地拖着脚朝他们走去。 来自《简明英汉词典》
70 grimaced 5f3f78dc835e71266975d0c281dceae8     
v.扮鬼相,做鬼脸( grimace的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He grimaced at the bitter taste. 他一尝那苦味,做了个怪相。
  • She grimaced at the sight of all the work. 她一看到这么多的工作就皱起了眉头。 来自《简明英汉词典》
71 eerie N8gy0     
  • It's eerie to walk through a dark wood at night.夜晚在漆黑的森林中行走很是恐怖。
  • I walked down the eerie dark path.我走在那条漆黑恐怖的小路上。
72 raucously 7a9ff8101225a7f5c71d3a0d4117a6e9     
  • His voice rang raucously. 他的声音听起来很沙哑。 来自互联网
  • Someone in the hushed bar suddenly laughed raucously at how stupid everyone had become. 沉默的酒吧中有人忽然沙哑地大笑起来,嘲笑每个人都变的如此的愚蠢。 来自互联网
73 nibbling 610754a55335f7412ddcddaf447d7d54     
v.啃,一点一点地咬(吃)( nibble的现在分词 );啃出(洞),一点一点咬出(洞);慢慢减少;小口咬
  • We sat drinking wine and nibbling olives. 我们坐在那儿,喝着葡萄酒嚼着橄榄。
  • He was nibbling on the apple. 他在啃苹果。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
74 embarrassment fj9z8     
  • She could have died away with embarrassment.她窘迫得要死。
  • Coughing at a concert can be a real embarrassment.在音乐会上咳嗽真会使人难堪。
75 wrenched c171af0af094a9c29fad8d3390564401     
v.(猛力地)扭( wrench的过去式和过去分词 );扭伤;使感到痛苦;使悲痛
  • The bag was wrenched from her grasp. 那只包从她紧握的手里被夺了出来。
  • He wrenched the book from her hands. 他从她的手中把书拧抢了过来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
76 flicked 7c535fef6da8b8c191b1d1548e9e790a     
(尤指用手指或手快速地)轻击( flick的过去式和过去分词 ); (用…)轻挥; (快速地)按开关; 向…笑了一下(或瞥了一眼等)
  • She flicked the dust off her collar. 她轻轻弹掉了衣领上的灰尘。
  • I idly picked up a magazine and flicked through it. 我漫不经心地拿起一本杂志翻看着。
77 flick mgZz1     
  • He gave a flick of the whip.他轻抽一下鞭子。
  • By a flick of his whip,he drove the fly from the horse's head.他用鞭子轻抽了一下,将马头上的苍蝇驱走。
78 thicket So0wm     
  • A thicket makes good cover for animals to hide in.丛林是动物的良好隐蔽处。
  • We were now at the margin of the thicket.我们现在已经来到了丛林的边缘。
79 mere rC1xE     
  • That is a mere repetition of what you said before.那不过是重复了你以前讲的话。
  • It's a mere waste of time waiting any longer.再等下去纯粹是浪费时间。
80 notch P58zb     
  • The peanuts they grow are top-notch.他们种的花生是拔尖的。
  • He cut a notch in the stick with a sharp knife.他用利刃在棒上刻了一个凹痕。
81 unintelligible sfuz2V     
  • If a computer is given unintelligible data, it returns unintelligible results.如果计算机得到的是难以理解的数据,它给出的也将是难以理解的结果。
  • The terms were unintelligible to ordinary folk.这些术语一般人是不懂的。
82 gut MezzP     
  • It is not always necessary to gut the fish prior to freezing.冷冻鱼之前并不总是需要先把内脏掏空。
  • My immediate gut feeling was to refuse.我本能的直接反应是拒绝。
83 belly QyKzLi     
  • The boss has a large belly.老板大腹便便。
  • His eyes are bigger than his belly.他眼馋肚饱。
84 gourd mfWxh     
  • Are you going with him? You must be out of your gourd.你和他一块去?你一定是疯了。
  • Give me a gourd so I can bail.把葫芦瓢给我,我好把水舀出去。
85 gunpowder oerxm     
  • Gunpowder was introduced into Europe during the first half of the 14th century.在14世纪上半叶,火药传入欧洲。
  • This statement has a strong smell of gunpowder.这是一篇充满火药味的声明。
86 fowling ea287abecfdc2eceea463848b43ce417     
  • For that they design'd some sport of fowling as well as fishing. 看来,他们除了想捕鱼外,还打算打鸟。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
  • While underneath, in a corner, were fowling piece, musket, and matchlock. 下面,角落里,堆着鸟枪,步枪,和火绳枪。
87 darting darting     
v.投掷,投射( dart的现在分词 );向前冲,飞奔
  • Swallows were darting through the clouds. 燕子穿云急飞。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Swallows were darting through the air. 燕子在空中掠过。 来自辞典例句
88 clot nWEyr     
  • Platelets are one of the components required to make blood clot.血小板是血液凝固的必须成分之一。
  • The patient's blood refused to clot.病人的血液无法凝结。
89 boundless kt8zZ     
  • The boundless woods were sleeping in the deep repose of nature.无边无际的森林在大自然静寂的怀抱中酣睡着。
  • His gratitude and devotion to the Party was boundless.他对党无限感激、无限忠诚。
90 scarlet zD8zv     
  • The scarlet leaves of the maples contrast well with the dark green of the pines.深红的枫叶和暗绿的松树形成了明显的对比。
  • The glowing clouds are growing slowly pale,scarlet,bright red,and then light red.天空的霞光渐渐地淡下去了,深红的颜色变成了绯红,绯红又变为浅红。
91 strap 5GhzK     
  • She held onto a strap to steady herself.她抓住拉手吊带以便站稳。
  • The nurse will strap up your wound.护士会绑扎你的伤口。
92 mules be18bf53ebe6a97854771cdc8bfe67e6     
骡( mule的名词复数 ); 拖鞋; 顽固的人; 越境运毒者
  • The cart was pulled by two mules. 两匹骡子拉这辆大车。
  • She wore tight trousers and high-heeled mules. 她穿紧身裤和拖鞋式高跟鞋。
93 reeked eec3a20cf06a5da2657f6426748446ba     
v.发出浓烈的臭气( reek的过去式和过去分词 );散发臭气;发出难闻的气味 (of sth);明显带有(令人不快或生疑的跡象)
  • His breath reeked of tobacco. 他满嘴烟臭味。
  • His breath reeked of tobacco. 他满嘴烟臭味。 来自《简明英汉词典》
94 scooped a4cb36a9a46ab2830b09e95772d85c96     
v.抢先报道( scoop的过去式和过去分词 );(敏捷地)抱起;抢先获得;用铲[勺]等挖(洞等)
  • They scooped the other newspapers by revealing the matter. 他们抢先报道了这件事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The wheels scooped up stones which hammered ominously under the car. 车轮搅起的石块,在车身下发出不吉祥的锤击声。 来自《简明英汉词典》
95 trickle zm2w8     
  • The stream has thinned down to a mere trickle.这条小河变成细流了。
  • The flood of cars has now slowed to a trickle.汹涌的车流现在已经变得稀稀拉拉。
96 trickles 90ffecf5836b69570298d5fc11cddea9     
n.细流( trickle的名词复数 );稀稀疏疏缓慢来往的东西v.滴( trickle的第三人称单数 );淌;使)慢慢走;缓慢移动
  • Trickles of sweat rained down my head and neck. 我颈上头上的汗珠,更同盛雨似的,一颗一颗的钻出来了。 来自汉英文学 - 中国现代小说
  • Water trickles through an underground grotto. 水沿着地下岩洞流淌。 来自辞典例句
97 congealed 93501b5947a5a33e3a13f277945df7eb     
v.使凝结,冻结( congeal的过去式和过去分词 );(指血)凝结
  • The cold remains of supper had congealed on the plate. 晚餐剩下的冷饭菜已经凝结在盘子上了。
  • The oil at last is congealed into a white fat. 那油最终凝结成了一种白色的油脂。 来自《简明英汉词典》
98 turbid tm6wY     
  • He found himself content to watch idly the sluggish flow of the turbid stream.他心安理得地懒洋洋地望着混浊的河水缓缓流着。
  • The lake's water is turbid.这个湖里的水混浊。
99 rustling c6f5c8086fbaf68296f60e8adb292798     
n. 瑟瑟声,沙沙声 adj. 发沙沙声的
  • the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze 树木在微风中发出的沙沙声
  • the soft rustling of leaves 树叶柔和的沙沙声
100 meekly meekly     
  • He stood aside meekly when the new policy was proposed. 当有人提出新政策时,他唯唯诺诺地站 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He meekly accepted the rebuke. 他顺从地接受了批评。 来自《简明英汉词典》
101 commotion 3X3yo     
  • They made a commotion by yelling at each other in the theatre.他们在剧院里相互争吵,引起了一阵骚乱。
  • Suddenly the whole street was in commotion.突然间,整条街道变得一片混乱。
102 tautly 1f0fc88d555f8c8eebce6f98e2545591     
adv.绷紧地;紧张地; 结构严谨地;紧凑地
  • The rope was tautly stretched. 绳子拉得很紧。 来自互联网
103 herded a8990e20e0204b4b90e89c841c5d57bf     
群集,纠结( herd的过去式和过去分词 ); 放牧; (使)向…移动
  • He herded up his goats. 他把山羊赶拢在一起。
  • They herded into the corner. 他们往角落里聚集。
104 boulders 317f40e6f6d3dc0457562ca415269465     
n.卵石( boulder的名词复数 );巨砾;(受水或天气侵蚀而成的)巨石;漂砾
  • Seals basked on boulders in a flat calm. 海面风平浪静,海豹在巨石上晒太阳。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The river takes a headlong plunge into a maelstrom of rocks and boulders. 河水急流而下,入一个漂砾的漩涡中。 来自《简明英汉词典》
105 gravel s6hyT     
  • We bought six bags of gravel for the garden path.我们购买了六袋碎石用来铺花园的小路。
  • More gravel is needed to fill the hollow in the drive.需要更多的砾石来填平车道上的坑洼。
106 trampled 8c4f546db10d3d9e64a5bba8494912e6     
踩( trample的过去式和过去分词 ); 践踏; 无视; 侵犯
  • He gripped his brother's arm lest he be trampled by the mob. 他紧抓着他兄弟的胳膊,怕他让暴民踩着。
  • People were trampled underfoot in the rush for the exit. 有人在拼命涌向出口时被踩在脚下。
adj. 直立的,竖立的,笔直的 vt. 使 ... 直立,建立
  • A monument to him was erected in St Paul's Cathedral. 在圣保罗大教堂为他修了一座纪念碑。
  • A monument was erected to the memory of that great scientist. 树立了一块纪念碑纪念那位伟大的科学家。
108 pungent ot6y7     
  • The article is written in a pungent style.文章写得泼辣。
  • Its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hideouts.它的刺激性气味会令恐怖分子窒息,迫使他们从藏身地点逃脱出来。
109 huddled 39b87f9ca342d61fe478b5034beb4139     
  • We huddled together for warmth. 我们挤在一块取暖。
  • We huddled together to keep warm. 我们挤在一起来保暖。
110 rigid jDPyf     
  • 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。
111 corpse JYiz4     
  • What she saw was just an unfeeling corpse.她见到的只是一具全无感觉的尸体。
  • The corpse was preserved from decay by embalming.尸体用香料涂抹以防腐烂。
112 filthy ZgOzj     
  • The whole river has been fouled up with filthy waste from factories.整条河都被工厂的污秽废物污染了。
  • You really should throw out that filthy old sofa and get a new one.你真的应该扔掉那张肮脏的旧沙发,然后再去买张新的。
113 twitched bb3f705fc01629dc121d198d54fa0904     
vt.& vi.(使)抽动,(使)颤动(twitch的过去式与过去分词形式)
  • Her lips twitched with amusement. 她忍俊不禁地颤动着嘴唇。
  • The child's mouth twitched as if she were about to cry. 这小孩的嘴抽动着,像是要哭。 来自《简明英汉词典》
114 twitch jK3ze     
  • The smell made my dog's nose twitch.那股气味使我的狗的鼻子抽动着。
  • I felt a twitch at my sleeve.我觉得有人扯了一下我的袖子。
115 nostrils 23a65b62ec4d8a35d85125cdb1b4410e     
鼻孔( nostril的名词复数 )
  • Her nostrils flared with anger. 她气得两个鼻孔都鼓了起来。
  • The horse dilated its nostrils. 马张大鼻孔。
116 forth Hzdz2     
  • 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。
117 gallops 445d813d0062126b8f995654e99deec9     
(马等)奔驰,骑马奔驰( gallop的名词复数 )
  • Let me turn the beautiful steed, gallops with you in the horizon. 让我变成美丽的骏马,和你驰骋在天涯。
  • When Tao gallops through and Yang, all things come into and thrive. 当道驰骋在阴阳之中时,则万物生焉,万物兴焉。
118 leash M9rz1     
  • I reached for the leash,but the dog got in between.我伸手去拿系狗绳,但被狗挡住了路。
  • The dog strains at the leash,eager to be off.狗拼命地扯拉皮带,想挣脱开去。
119 battered NyezEM     
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
120 recoiled 8282f6b353b1fa6f91b917c46152c025     
v.畏缩( recoil的过去式和过去分词 );退缩;报应;返回
  • She recoiled from his touch. 她躲开他的触摸。
  • Howard recoiled a little at the sharpness in my voice. 听到我的尖声,霍华德往后缩了一下。 来自《简明英汉词典》
121 inert JbXzh     
  • Inert gas studies are providing valuable information about other planets,too.对惰性气体的研究,也提供了有关其它行星的有价值的资料。
  • Elemental nitrogen is a very unreactive and inert material.元素氮是一个十分不活跃的惰性物质。
122 slab BTKz3     
  • This heavy slab of oak now stood between the bomb and Hitler.这时笨重的橡木厚板就横在炸弹和希特勒之间了。
  • The monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab.这座纪念碑由两根垂直的柱体构成,它们共同支撑着一块平板。
123 writhe QMvzJ     
  • They surely writhe under this pressure.他们肯定对这种压力感到苦恼。
  • Her words made him writhe with shame.她的话使他惭愧地感到浑身不自在。
124 propped 557c00b5b2517b407d1d2ef6ba321b0e     
支撑,支持,维持( prop的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He sat propped up in the bed by pillows. 他靠着枕头坐在床上。
  • This fence should be propped up. 这栅栏该用东西支一支。
125 slits 31bba79f17fdf6464659ed627a3088b7     
n.狭长的口子,裂缝( slit的名词复数 )v.切开,撕开( slit的第三人称单数 );在…上开狭长口子
  • He appears to have two slits for eyes. 他眯着两眼。
  • "You go to--Halifax,'she said tensely, her green eyes slits of rage. "你给我滚----滚到远远的地方去!" 她恶狠狠地说,那双绿眼睛冒出了怒火。
126 thump sq2yM     
  • The thief hit him a thump on the head.贼在他的头上重击一下。
  • The excitement made her heart thump.她兴奋得心怦怦地跳。
127 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
  • 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。
128 mumbled 3855fd60b1f055fa928ebec8bcf3f539     
含糊地说某事,叽咕,咕哝( mumble的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He mumbled something to me which I did not quite catch. 他对我叽咕了几句话,可我没太听清楚。
  • George mumbled incoherently to himself. 乔治语无伦次地喃喃自语。
129 puddles 38bcfd2b26c90ae36551f1fa3e14c14c     
n.水坑, (尤指道路上的)雨水坑( puddle的名词复数 )
  • The puddles had coalesced into a small stream. 地面上水洼子里的水汇流成了一条小溪。
  • The road was filled with puddles from the rain. 雨后路面到处是一坑坑的积水。 来自《简明英汉词典》
130 briefly 9Styo     
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想简单地谈一下这个问题的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一个恐怖组织绑架并短暂拘禁。
131 thumping hgUzBs     
  • Her heart was thumping with emotion. 她激动得心怦怦直跳。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He was thumping the keys of the piano. 他用力弹钢琴。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
132 sniffed ccb6bd83c4e9592715e6230a90f76b72     
v.以鼻吸气,嗅,闻( sniff的过去式和过去分词 );抽鼻子(尤指哭泣、患感冒等时出声地用鼻子吸气);抱怨,不以为然地说
  • When Jenney had stopped crying she sniffed and dried her eyes. 珍妮停止了哭泣,吸了吸鼻子,擦干了眼泪。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The dog sniffed suspiciously at the stranger. 狗疑惑地嗅着那个陌生人。 来自《简明英汉词典》
133 mumbling 13967dedfacea8f03be56b40a8995491     
含糊地说某事,叽咕,咕哝( mumble的现在分词 )
  • I could hear him mumbling to himself. 我听到他在喃喃自语。
  • He was still mumbling something about hospitals at the end of the party when he slipped on a piece of ice and broke his left leg. 宴会结束时,他仍在咕哝着医院里的事。说着说着,他在一块冰上滑倒,跌断了左腿。
134 eyelids 86ece0ca18a95664f58bda5de252f4e7     
n.眼睑( eyelid的名词复数 );眼睛也不眨一下;不露声色;面不改色
  • She was so tired, her eyelids were beginning to droop. 她太疲倦了,眼睑开始往下垂。
  • Her eyelids drooped as if she were on the verge of sleep. 她眼睑低垂好像快要睡着的样子。 来自《简明英汉词典》
135 oozed d11de42af8e0bb132bd10042ebefdf99     
v.(浓液等)慢慢地冒出,渗出( ooze的过去式和过去分词 );使(液体)缓缓流出;(浓液)渗出,慢慢流出
  • Blood oozed out of the wound. 血从伤口慢慢流出来。
  • Mud oozed from underground. 泥浆从地下冒出来。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
136 bent QQ8yD     
  • He was fully bent upon the project.他一心扑在这项计划上。
  • We bent over backward to help them.我们尽了最大努力帮助他们。
137 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》
138 twitching 97f99ba519862a2bc691c280cee4d4cf     
  • The child in a spasm kept twitching his arms and legs. 那个害痉挛的孩子四肢不断地抽搐。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • My eyelids keep twitching all the time. 我眼皮老是跳。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
139 wailed e27902fd534535a9f82ffa06a5b6937a     
v.哭叫,哀号( wail的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She wailed over her father's remains. 她对着父亲的遗体嚎啕大哭。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • The women of the town wailed over the war victims. 城里的妇女为战争的死难者们痛哭。 来自辞典例句
140 torrent 7GCyH     
  • The torrent scoured a channel down the hillside. 急流沿着山坡冲出了一条沟。
  • Her pent-up anger was released in a torrent of words.她压抑的愤怒以滔滔不绝的话爆发了出来。
141 meticulous A7TzJ     
  • We'll have to handle the matter with meticulous care.这事一点不能含糊。
  • She is meticulous in her presentation of facts.她介绍事实十分详细。
142 chunks a0e6aa3f5109dc15b489f628b2f01028     
厚厚的一块( chunk的名词复数 ); (某物)相当大的数量或部分
  • a tin of pineapple chunks 一罐菠萝块
  • Those chunks of meat are rather large—could you chop them up a bIt'smaller? 这些肉块相当大,还能再切小一点吗?
143 rivulets 1eb2174ca2fcfaaac7856549ef7f3c58     
n.小河,小溪( rivulet的名词复数 )
  • Rivulets of water ran in through the leaks. 小股的水流通过漏洞流进来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Rivulets of sweat streamed down his cheeks. 津津汗水顺着他的两颊流下。 来自辞典例句
144 pelt A3vzi     
  • The boy gave the bully a pelt on the back with a pebble.那男孩用石子掷击小流氓的背脊。
  • Crowds started to pelt police cars with stones.人群开始向警车扔石块。
145 pulp Qt4y9     
  • The pulp of this watermelon is too spongy.这西瓜瓤儿太肉了。
  • The company manufactures pulp and paper products.这个公司制造纸浆和纸产品。
146 roiled 0ba0e552298d089c7bb10f9d69827246     
v.搅混(液体)( roil的过去式和过去分词 );使烦恼;使不安;使生气
  • American society is being roiled by the controversy over homosexual marriage. 当今美国社会正被有关同性恋婚姻的争论搞得不得安宁。 来自互联网
  • In the past few months, instability has roiled Tibet and Tibetan-inhabited areas. 在过去的几个月里,西藏和藏人居住区不稳定。 来自互联网
147 swarms 73349eba464af74f8ce6c65b07a6114c     
蜂群,一大群( swarm的名词复数 )
  • They came to town in swarms. 他们蜂拥来到城里。
  • On June the first there were swarms of children playing in the park. 6月1日那一天,这个公园里有一群群的孩子玩耍。
148 emergence 5p3xr     
  • The last decade saw the emergence of a dynamic economy.最近10年见证了经济增长的姿态。
  • Language emerges and develops with the emergence and development of society.语言是随着社会的产生而产生,随着社会的发展而发展的。
149 waddled c1cfb61097c12b4812327074b8bc801d     
v.(像鸭子一样)摇摇摆摆地走( waddle的过去式和过去分词 )
  • A family of ducks waddled along the river bank. 一群鸭子沿河岸摇摇摆摆地走。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The stout old man waddled across the road. 那肥胖的老人一跩一跩地穿过马路。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
150 glistening glistening     
adj.闪耀的,反光的v.湿物闪耀,闪亮( glisten的现在分词 )
  • Her eyes were glistening with tears. 她眼里闪着晶莹的泪花。
  • Her eyes were glistening with tears. 她眼睛中的泪水闪着柔和的光。 来自《用法词典》
151 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。
152 hitched fc65ed4d8ef2e272cfe190bf8919d2d2     
(免费)搭乘他人之车( hitch的过去式和过去分词 ); 搭便车; 攀上; 跃上
  • They hitched a ride in a truck. 他们搭乘了一辆路过的货车。
  • We hitched a ride in a truck yesterday. 我们昨天顺便搭乘了一辆卡车。
153 furry Rssz2D     
  • This furry material will make a warm coat for the winter.这件毛皮料在冬天会是一件保暖的大衣。
  • Mugsy is a big furry brown dog,who wiggles when she is happy.马格斯是一只棕色大长毛狗,当她高兴得时候她会摇尾巴。
154 marrow M2myE     
  • It was so cold that he felt frozen to the marrow. 天气太冷了,他感到寒冷刺骨。
  • He was tired to the marrow of his bones.他真是累得筋疲力尽了。
155 burrowed 6dcacd2d15d363874a67d047aa972091     
v.挖掘(洞穴),挖洞( burrow的过去式和过去分词 );翻寻
  • The rabbits burrowed into the hillside. 兔子在山腰上打洞。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • She burrowed her head into my shoulder. 她把头紧靠在我的肩膀上。 来自辞典例句


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