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ONE Red Sorghum 6
6FATHER PARTED THE sorghum1 and threaded his way northwest, towards our village, as fast as hislegs would carry him. Badgers2 with humanlike feet scattered3 clumsily across the ditches, but heignored them. Once he was on the road, and didn’t have to worry about getting tangled4 up in thesorghum plants, he ran like the wind, his red cotton waistband sagging5 like a crescent moonunder the weight of his Browning. Although the pistol banged painfully against his hip6, thegrowing numbness7 made him feel like a real man – powerful, even invincible8. He could see thevillage in the distance. The gloomy, faded gingko tree at the entrance, which had stood for nearlya century, waited in sombre greeting. As he ran, he took the pistol from his waistband and aimedat birds gliding9 gracefully10 in the sky above him.
The street was deserted11, except for somebody’s lame12, blind donkey, which was tethered to acrumbling wall; it stood motionless, its head drooping13 low. A solitary14 crow with wet dark-bluefeathers was perched on a stone-roller. The villagers had gathered in the distillery compound,which had been paved with red gravel15 in the days when sorghum was purchased and stackedthere, back when Grandma ambled16 unsteadily on her tiny feet, a white horsetail whisk in herhand and the glow of dawn in her cheeks, as she watched the drunken hands buy sorghum. Nowthe people faced southeast, awaiting the sound of gunfire. Children my father’s age wereuncharacteristically well behaved, no matter how they itched17 to act up.
Father and Sun Five, who had skinned and butchered Uncle Arhat the year before, ran into thesquare from different directions. Sun Five hadn’t been the same since the skinning. Arms andlegs thrashing, eyes staring straight ahead, cheeks twitching18, a stream of gibberish pouring fromhis foaming19 mouth, he had fallen to his knees and shouted, ‘Elder brother elder brother elderbrother, Commander made me do it, couldn’t help myself.?.?.?. You exist in heaven, where youride a white horse on a carved saddle, wear fine clothes, carry a golden whip.?.?.?.’ When thevillagers saw him like this, their loathing21 abated22. A few months after he went mad, his behaviourturned truly bizarre. He would begin shouting, and the corners of his eyes and mouth would turnup as snot and slobber dripped unchecked. No one could make any sense of the gibberish, and thevillagers called it heavenly retribution.
Father ran up breathlessly, Browning in hand, his head covered with white sorghum powderand red dust. The ragged23 Sun Five, his belly24 a mass of wrinkles, stumbled into the square, his leftleg rigid25, his right leg rubbery. Everyone ignored him, for they were all too busy watching theimpressive figure of my father.
Grandma walked up to him. Although still in her early thirties at the time, she wore her hair ina bun, neat bangs covering her shiny forehead like a beaded curtain. Her eyes were as moist asautumn rains; people blamed that on the wine fumes26. More than fifteen years of romantic, soul-stirring adventures had turned her from a virginal teenager into a bold young woman.
‘What’s wrong?’ she asked.
Still trying to catch his breath, Father stuck his Browning into his waistband.
‘Didn’t the Japs come?’
‘We won’t show that son of a bitch Detachment Leader Leng any mercy!’ Father exclaimed.
‘What happened?’
‘Make some fistcakes.’
‘We didn’t hear any fighting.’
‘Make some fistcakes,’ Father repeated. ‘And put in plenty of eggs and onions.’
‘Didn’t the Japs come?’ Grandma persisted.
‘Commander Yu said to make some fistcakes, and he wants you to deliver them!’
‘Fellow villagers,’ she said, ‘go home and make fistcakes.’
Father turned to go, but Grandma stopped him. ‘Tell me what happened with the Lengdetachment, Douguan.’
He wrenched27 free of her grip and snarled28, ‘They never showed up. Commander Yu isn’t goingto let them get away with it!’ He ran off, leaving Grandma sighing as she watched the slightsilhouette of his back. Sun Five was standing29 at a tilt30 in the spacious31 compound, staring stiffly atGrandma and gesticulating wildly, a stream of slobber running down his chin.
Ignoring Sun Five, Grandma walked up to a long-faced girl leaning against the wall, whosmiled weakly, then fell to her knees, wrapped her arms tightly around Grandma’s waist, andbegan to cry hysterically32. ‘Lingzi,’ Grandma consoled her, touching33 her face, ‘be a good girl.
Don’t be afraid.’
The prettiest girl in the village, Lingzi was seventeen at the time. When Commander Yu wasrecruiting troops, he assembled fifty or so men, one of whom was a gaunt young man with a paleface and long black hair, dressed in black except for a pair of white shoes. Lingzi was rumouredto be in love with him. He spoke34 with a beautiful Beijing dialect, and never smiled; his brow wasforever creased35 in a frown, with three vertical36 furrows37 above his nose. Everyone called himAdjutant Ren. Lingzi felt that beneath Adjutant Ren’s cold, hard exterior38 raged a fire, and it puther on edge.
Yu Zhan’ao’s troops drilled each morning on the square where we bought our sorghum. Assoon as Liu Sishan, Commander Yu’s bugler39, sounded reveille, Lingzi dashed out of the houseand ran to the parade ground to lie on the wall and await the arrival of Adjutant Ren, his wideleather belt and Browning pistol.
Adjutant Ren strode up to the troops, his chest thrown out proudly, and called them toattention. Two columns of soldiers clicked their heels snappily.
Adjutant Ren commanded, ‘Atten-hut! Legs straight, stomachs in, chests out, eyes forward,like panthers about to pounce40.
‘What the hell kind of way is that to stand?’ He kicked Wang Wenyi. ‘Your legs are spreadlike a mule41 taking a piss. I’d beat some discipline into you if I could.’
Lingzi liked seeing Adjutant Ren beat up on people and liked the way he chewed them out. Hisautocratic demeanour thoroughly42 intoxicated43 her. His favourite leisure activity was strollingaround the parade ground with his hands clasped behind his back. Lingzi would hide behind thewall and drink in the sight.
‘What’s your name?’ Adjutant Ren asked.
‘Who were you watching from back there?’
‘Do you know how to read?’
‘Want to join the army?’
‘I see.’
Regretting her response, Lingzi told my father that the next time Adjutant Ren asked her if shewanted to join the army she’d say yes. But he never asked her again.
Lingzi and my father were sprawled44 atop the wall watching Adjutant Ren teach the menrevolutionary songs. Father was so short at the time that he had to stand on a pile of rocks to seewhat was happening on the other side of the wall, while Lingzi rested her pretty chin on the walland stared at Adjutant Ren, drenched45 in morning sunlight, as he taught them a song: ‘Thesorghum is red, the sorghum is red, the Japs are coming, the Japs are coming. The nation is lost,our families scattered. Rise up, countrymen, take up arms to drive out the Japs and protect yourhomes.?.?.?.’
The men, with tin ears and stiff tongues, never did learn how to sing it right, but the kids on theother side of the wall soon had it down pat. My father never forgot this song as long as he lived.
Lingzi screwed up her courage one day and went to find Adjutant Ren, but accidentallystumbled into the room of the quartermaster, Big Tooth Yu, a hard-drinking, insatiably lecherousforty-year-old uncle of Commander Yu. He was pretty drunk that day, and when Lingzi burstinto his room, it was like a moth46 drawn47 to a fire, or a lamb entering a tiger’s den20.
Adjutant Ren ordered two soldiers to tie up the man who had deflowered the girl Lingzi. At thetime, Commander Yu was staying at our house, and when Adjutant Ren came to make his report,he was asleep on Grandma’s kang. She had already washed up and brushed her hair, and wasabout to fry some willowfish to go with the wine when the fuming49 Adjutant Ren burst into theroom, frightening the wits out of her.
‘Where’s the commander?’ Adjutant Ren asked her.
‘He’s on the kang, asleep.’
‘Wake him up.’
Grandma woke Commander Yu, who walked out of the bedroom, stretched, yawned, andasked. ‘What is it?’
‘Commander, if a Japanese raped50 my sister, should he be shot?’
‘Of course!’ Commander Yu replied.
‘If a Chinese raped my sister, should he be shot?’
‘Of course!’
‘That’s just what I wanted to hear,’ Adjutant Ren said. ‘Big Tooth Yu deflowered the local girlCao Lingzi, and I’ve ordered the men to tie him up.’
‘Are you sure he did it?’
‘When will he be shot, Commander?’
Commander Yu sucked in his breath. ‘Since when is sleeping with a woman a seriousoffence?’
‘Commander, no one’s above the law, not even a prince.’
‘And what do you think the punishment should be?’ Commander Yu asked sombrely.
‘A firing squad51!’ Adjutant Ren replied without hesitation52.
Commander Yu sucked in his breath again and began to pace impatiently, anger building upinside him. Finally, he smiled and said, ‘Adjutant Ren, what do you say we give him fifty lashesin front of the men and compensate54 Lingzi’s family with twenty silver dollars?’
‘Because he’s your uncle?’ Adjutant Ren asked caustically55.
‘Eighty lashes53, then, and force him to marry Lingzi. I’ll even call her Auntie!’
Adjutant Ren undid56 his belt and tossed it, along with the Browning pistol, to Commander Yu.
Holding his hands in a salute57 in front of him, he said, ‘This will make it easier for both of us.’ Heturned and walked out into the yard.
Commander Yu, pistol in hand, stared at Adjutant Ren’s retreating back and growled58 throughclenched teeth, ‘Go on, get the fuck out of here! No damned schoolboy is going to tell me whatto do! In the ten years I ate fistcakes, nobody was that insolent59 to me.’
‘Zhan’ao,’ Grandma said, ‘you can’t let Adjutant Ren go. Soldiers are easy to recruit, butgenerals are worth their weight in gold.’
‘Women don’t understand these things!’ Commander Yu said in frustration60.
‘I always thought you were tough, not spineless!’
Commander Yu aimed the pistol at her. ‘Have you lived long enough?’ he snarled.
She tore open her shirt, exposing two tender mounds62 of flesh, and challenged him. ‘Go ahead,shoot!’
With a shout of ‘Mom!’ Father rushed in and buried his head between her breasts.
As he looked at Father’s neat, round head and Grandma’s beautiful face, a torrent63 of memoriesflooded Granddad’s mind. With a sigh, he lowered the pistol. ‘Button up,’ he said as he walkedoutside. Riding crop in hand, he untied64 his sleek65 brown colt and rode bareback to the paradeground.
When the troops relaxing on the wall saw Commander Yu ride up, they jumped to attentionand held their breath.
Big Tooth Yu, his arms bound behind him, was tied to a tree.
Commander Yu dismounted and walked up to him. ‘Did you really do it?’
‘Zhan’ao,’ he said, ‘untie me. I’ll leave.’
The soldiers stared wide-eyed at Commander Yu.
‘Uncle,’ he said, ‘I’m going to have you shot.’
‘You bastard66!’ Big Tooth Yu bellowed67. ‘You’d shoot your own uncle? Have you forgottenwhat I did for you? After your father died, I took care of you and your mother. If not for me,you’d have been dogfood long ago!’
Commander Yu smacked68 him across the face with his riding crop. ‘You no-good bastard!’ herailed before falling to his knees and saying, ‘Uncle, I, Yu Zhan’ao, will never forget yourkindness in bringing me up. I will wear mourning clothes after your death and will memorialiseyou and tend your grave on all the holidays.’
With that he jumped to his feet, mounted his horse, whipped it on the flank, and galloped69 off inthe direction Adjutant Ren had taken. The horses’s hooves shook the earth.
Father was there when they shot Big Tooth Yu. Mute and two other soldiers dragged him tothe western edge of the village, choosing as the execution ground a spot beside a crescent-shapedinlet in a stream of black, stagnant70, insect-laden water. A solitary willow48 tree, its leaves yellowedand dying, stood on the bank. The stillness of the bend was broken only by hopping71 toads;alongside a pile of damp hair clippings lay a single tattered72 woman’s slipper73.
They dragged Big Tooth Yu up to the edge of the inlet and stood him there, then looked atMute, who unslung his rifle and cocked it; a bullet snapped into the chamber74.
Big Tooth Yu turned to face Mute and smiled. To Father’s eyes, it was a kindly75, heartfeltsmile, like the miserable76 dying rays of a setting sun.
‘Untie me, Mute. I shouldn’t die all trussed up!’
Mute thought for a moment before walking up, rifle in hand, taking his knife from hiswaistband, and deftly77 cutting the ropes. Big Tooth Yu massaged78 his arms, then made a quarter-turn and shouted, ‘Shoot, Mute. Aim for my temple. Don’t make me suffer!’
To Father’s mind, a man at the point of death suddenly commands the respect of all other men.
Big Tooth Yu was, after all, the seed of Northeast Gaomi Township. He had committed a graveoffence that even death would not expiate79, yet, as he prepared to die, he displayed the airs of atrue hero; Father was so moved at that moment that he felt like leaping in the air.
Big Tooth Yu gazed down at the stagnant water, where green lotus leaves and a sole whiteblossom floated; his gaze then took in the shimmering80 stalks of sorghum on the opposite bank. Ina loud voice he broke into song: ‘The sorghum is red, the sorghum is red, the Japs are coming,the Japs are coming. The nation is lost, our families scattered.?.?.?.’
Mute raised his rifle, then lowered it, raised it and lowered it.
‘Mute,’ the soldiers pleaded, ‘talk to Commander Yu. Let him go!’
Gripping his rifle tightly, Mute listened to Big Tooth Yu butcher the song.
Big Tooth Yu turned back, his eyes wide with anger, and screamed, ‘Go ahead and shoot!
You’re not going to make me do it myself, are you?’
Raising his rifle one last time, Mute took aim at Big Tooth Yu’s tilelike forehead and pulledthe trigger.
Father saw Big Tooth Yu’s forehead explode into fragments even before the dull crack of riflefire reached his ears. Mute stood with bowed head, the echo of the shot still hanging in the air,wisps of white smoke rising from the muzzle81 of his rifle. Big Tooth Yu’s body froze for a secondbefore plummeting82 into the water below like a felled tree.
Mute walked off, dragging his rifle behind him, followed by the two soldiers.
Father and a bunch of other kids crept timidly over to the inlet, where they could look down atBig Tooth Yu, whose body lay face up in the mud. All that was left of his face was the perfectlyformed mouth. The fluids of his brain had oozed83 into his ears from the shattered scalp, and one ofhis eyeballs hung from the socket84 like a huge grape on his cheek. The white lotus blossom, itsstem broken and trailing several white threads, lay next to his hand. Father could smell itsperfume.
Now that it was over, Adjutant Ren brought up a cypress85 coffin86 with a thick layer of varnishand a yellow satin lining87, into which he placed the neatly88 dressed body; following a properfuneral ceremony, Big Tooth Yu was buried beneath the little willow tree. Adjutant Ren wore hisdapper black uniform to the funeral and had his hair slicked down neatly. A strip of red silk waswrapped around his left arm. Commander Yu, in hempen89 mourning clothes, wailed90 loudly, and asthe procession left the village, he smashed a brand-new ceramic91 bowl against a brick.
Grandma made a set of white mourning clothes for Father – she wore sackcloth. Father, freshwillow switch in hand as he walked behind Commander Yu and Grandma, witnessed thesmashing of the ceramic bowl against the brick, and was reminded of Big Tooth Yu’s splinteredforehead. He had a vague inkling that the two events were somehow linked. The collision of oneevent with another always produces a third inevitability92.
Father looked on dispassionately, without shedding a tear, as the procession formed a ringaround the willow tree, and sixteen robust93 young men slowly lowered the coffin into the yawninggrave with eight thick ropes. Commander Yu scooped94 up a handful of dirt and flung it down onthe glossy95 coffin lid. The thud resounded96 in everyone’s heart. The men began shovelling97 dirt intothe grave, drawing angry rumbles98 from the coffin as it slowly disappeared into the black soil,which rose higher and higher, until it filled the grave, then formed a mound61 like a steamed bun.
Commander Yu fired three shots into the air above the willow tree, the bullets tearing through thecrown of the tree, one after another, to shear99 off yellow leaves like fine eyebrows100, which flutteredin the air. Three shiny casings leaped into the putrid101 water of the inlet, and were immediatelyretrieved by a boy who jumped down, his feet squishing in the soft green mud. Adjutant Ren tookout his Browning and pulled off three shots, which shrieked102 like roosters as they sped above thesorghum. Commander Yu and Adjutant Ren faced each other, smoking guns in their hands.
Adjutant Ren nodded. ‘He did himself proud!’ He stuck his pistol into his belt and strode into thevillage.
Father watched Commander Yu slowly raise his weapon and aim it at Adjutant Ren’sretreating back. The funeral party was stunned103, but no one made a sound. Adjutant Ren, unawareof what was happening, strode confidently into the village, the bright yellow gear-wheel in thesky shining in his face. Father saw the pistol jerk once, but the explosion was so weak and sodistant he wasn’t sure he heard it. He watched the bullet’s low trajectory104 as it parted AdjutantRen’s shiny black hair before moving on. Without so much as turning his head or breaking stride,Adjutant Ren continued on into the village.
The sound of whistling drifted towards Father’s ears. It was the familiar sound of ‘Thesorghum is red, the sorghum is red!’ Hot tears filled his eyes. The receding105 figure of AdjutantRen grew larger and larger. Commander Yu fired another shot; this time it was so loud it rockedthe earth and startled the heavens. Father saw the bullet’s flight and heard the explosion at thesame time. The bullet struck a sorghum plant, severing106 its head, which was shattered by a secondbullet as it settled slowly to the ground. Father was vaguely107 aware that Adjutant Ren bent108 overand plucked the yellow blossom from a bitter-weed at the roadside, then held it up to his noseand savoured its fragrance109 for a long time.
Father told me that Adjutant Ren was a rarity, a true hero; unfortunately, heroes are fated todie young. Three months after he had walked so proudly away from the heroic gathering110, hisBrowning pistol went off while he was cleaning it and killed him. The bullet entered his right eyeand exited through his right ear, leaving half of his face covered with a metallic111 blue powder. Amere three or four drops of blood seeped112 out of his right ear, and by the time the people whoheard the shot had rushed over, he was lying dead on the ground.
Wordlessly, Commander Yu picked up Adjutant Ren’s Browning pistol.


1 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。
2 badgers d3dd4319dcd9ca0ba17c339a1b422326     
n.獾( badger的名词复数 );獾皮;(大写)獾州人(美国威斯康星州人的别称);毛鼻袋熊
  • Badgers had undermined the foundations of the church. 獾在这座教堂的地基处打了洞。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • And rams ' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood. 5染红的公羊皮,海狗皮,皂荚木。 来自互联网
3 scattered 7jgzKF     
  • Gathering up his scattered papers,he pushed them into his case.他把散乱的文件收拾起来,塞进文件夹里。
4 tangled e487ee1bc1477d6c2828d91e94c01c6e     
adj. 纠缠的,紊乱的 动词tangle的过去式和过去分词
  • Your hair's so tangled that I can't comb it. 你的头发太乱了,我梳不动。
  • A movement caught his eye in the tangled undergrowth. 乱灌木丛里的晃动引起了他的注意。
5 sagging 2cd7acc35feffadbb3241d569f4364b2     
  • The morale of the enemy troops is continuously sagging. 敌军的士气不断低落。
  • We are sagging south. 我们的船正离开航线向南漂流。
6 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。
7 numbness BmTzzc     
  • She was fighting off the numbness of frostbite. 她在竭力摆脱冻僵的感觉。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Sometimes they stay dead, causing' only numbness. 有时,它们没有任何反应,只会造成麻木。 来自时文部分
8 invincible 9xMyc     
  • This football team was once reputed to be invincible.这支足球队曾被誉为无敌的劲旅。
  • The workers are invincible as long as they hold together.只要工人团结一致,他们就是不可战胜的。
9 gliding gliding     
v. 滑翔 adj. 滑动的
  • Swans went gliding past. 天鹅滑行而过。
  • The weather forecast has put a question mark against the chance of doing any gliding tomorrow. 天气预报对明天是否能举行滑翔表示怀疑。
10 gracefully KfYxd     
  • She sank gracefully down onto a cushion at his feet. 她优雅地坐到他脚旁的垫子上。
  • The new coats blouse gracefully above the hip line. 新外套在臀围线上优美地打着褶皱。
11 deserted GukzoL     
  • The deserted village was filled with a deathly silence.这个荒废的村庄死一般的寂静。
  • The enemy chieftain was opposed and deserted by his followers.敌人头目众叛亲离。
12 lame r9gzj     
  • The lame man needs a stick when he walks.那跛脚男子走路时需借助拐棍。
  • I don't believe his story.It'sounds a bit lame.我不信他讲的那一套。他的话听起来有些靠不住。
13 drooping drooping     
adj. 下垂的,无力的 动词droop的现在分词
  • The drooping willows are waving gently in the morning breeze. 晨风中垂柳袅袅。
  • The branches of the drooping willows were swaying lightly. 垂柳轻飘飘地摆动。
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 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。
16 ambled 7a3e35ee6318b68bdb71eeb2b10b8a94     
v.(马)缓行( amble的过去式和过去分词 );从容地走,漫步
  • We ambled down to the beach. 我们漫步向海滩走去。
  • The old man ambled home through the garden every evening. 那位老人每天晚上经过花园漫步回家。 来自《简明英汉词典》
17 itched 40551ab33ea4ba343556be82d399ab87     
v.发痒( itch的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Seeing the children playing ping-pong, he itched to have a go. 他看到孩子们打乒乓,不觉技痒。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He could hardly sIt'still and itched to have a go. 他再也坐不住了,心里跃跃欲试。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
18 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》
19 foaming 08d4476ae4071ba83dfdbdb73d41cae6     
  • He looked like a madman, foaming at the mouth. 他口吐白沫,看上去像个疯子。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He is foaming at the mouth about the committee's decision. 他正为委员会的决定大发其火。 来自《简明英汉词典》
20 den 5w9xk     
  • There is a big fox den on the back hill.后山有一个很大的狐狸窝。
  • The only way to catch tiger cubs is to go into tiger's den.不入虎穴焉得虎子。
21 loathing loathing     
n.厌恶,憎恨v.憎恨,厌恶( loathe的现在分词);极不喜欢
  • She looked at her attacker with fear and loathing . 她盯着襲擊她的歹徒,既害怕又憎恨。
  • They looked upon the creature with a loathing undisguised. 他们流露出明显的厌恶看那动物。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
22 abated ba788157839fe5f816c707e7a7ca9c44     
减少( abate的过去式和过去分词 ); 减去; 降价; 撤消(诉讼)
  • The worker's concern about cuts in the welfare funding has not abated. 工人们对削减福利基金的关心并没有减少。
  • The heat has abated. 温度降低了。
23 ragged KC0y8     
  • A ragged shout went up from the small crowd.这一小群人发出了刺耳的喊叫。
  • Ragged clothing infers poverty.破衣烂衫意味着贫穷。
24 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。
25 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。
26 fumes lsYz3Q     
  • The health of our children is being endangered by exhaust fumes. 我们孩子们的健康正受到排放出的废气的损害。
  • Exhaust fumes are bad for your health. 废气对健康有害。
27 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》
28 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》
29 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
30 tilt aG3y0     
  • She wore her hat at a tilt over her left eye.她歪戴着帽子遮住左眼。
  • The table is at a slight tilt.这张桌子没放平,有点儿歪.
31 spacious YwQwW     
  • Our yard is spacious enough for a swimming pool.我们的院子很宽敞,足够建一座游泳池。
  • The room is bright and spacious.这房间很豁亮。
32 hysterically 5q7zmQ     
ad. 歇斯底里地
  • The children giggled hysterically. 孩子们歇斯底里地傻笑。
  • She sobbed hysterically, and her thin body was shaken. 她歇斯底里地抽泣着,她瘦弱的身体哭得直颤抖。
33 touching sg6zQ9     
  • It was a touching sight.这是一幅动人的景象。
  • His letter was touching.他的信很感人。
34 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。
35 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。
36 vertical ZiywU     
  • The northern side of the mountain is almost vertical.这座山的北坡几乎是垂直的。
  • Vertical air motions are not measured by this system.垂直气流的运动不用这种系统来测量。
37 furrows 4df659ff2160099810bd673d8f892c4f     
n.犁沟( furrow的名词复数 );(脸上的)皱纹v.犁田,开沟( furrow的第三人称单数 )
  • I could tell from the deep furrows in her forehead that she was very disturbed by the news. 从她额头深深的皱纹上,我可以看出她听了这个消息非常不安。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Dirt bike trails crisscrossed the grassy furrows. 越野摩托车的轮迹纵横交错地布满条条草沟。 来自辞典例句
38 exterior LlYyr     
  • The seed has a hard exterior covering.这种子外壳很硬。
  • We are painting the exterior wall of the house.我们正在给房子的外墙涂漆。
39 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。
40 pounce 4uAyU     
  • Why do you pounce on every single thing I say?干吗我说的每句话你都要找麻烦?
  • We saw the tiger about to pounce on the goat.我们看见老虎要向那只山羊扑过去。
41 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。
42 thoroughly sgmz0J     
  • The soil must be thoroughly turned over before planting.一定要先把土地深翻一遍再下种。
  • The soldiers have been thoroughly instructed in the care of their weapons.士兵们都系统地接受过保护武器的训练。
43 intoxicated 350bfb35af86e3867ed55bb2af85135f     
  • She was intoxicated with success. 她为成功所陶醉。
  • They became deeply intoxicated and totally disoriented. 他们酩酊大醉,东南西北全然不辨。
44 sprawled 6cc8223777584147c0ae6b08b9304472     
v.伸开四肢坐[躺]( sprawl的过去式和过去分词);蔓延;杂乱无序地拓展;四肢伸展坐着(或躺着)
  • He was sprawled full-length across the bed. 他手脚摊开横躺在床上。
  • He was lying sprawled in an armchair, watching TV. 他四肢伸开正懒散地靠在扶手椅上看电视。
45 drenched cu0zJp     
adj.湿透的;充满的v.使湿透( drench的过去式和过去分词 );在某人(某物)上大量使用(某液体)
  • We were caught in the storm and got drenched to the skin. 我们遇上了暴雨,淋得浑身透湿。
  • The rain drenched us. 雨把我们淋得湿透。 来自《简明英汉词典》
46 moth a10y1     
  • A moth was fluttering round the lamp.有一只蛾子扑打着翅膀绕着灯飞。
  • The sweater is moth-eaten.毛衣让蛀虫咬坏了。
47 drawn MuXzIi     
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
48 willow bMFz6     
  • The river was sparsely lined with willow trees.河边疏疏落落有几棵柳树。
  • The willow's shadow falls on the lake.垂柳的影子倒映在湖面上。
49 fuming 742478903447fcd48a40e62f9540a430     
愤怒( fume的现在分词 ); 大怒; 发怒; 冒烟
  • She sat in the car, silently fuming at the traffic jam. 她坐在汽车里,心中对交通堵塞感到十分恼火。
  • I was fuming at their inefficiency. 我正因为他们效率低而发火。
50 raped 7a6e3e7dd30eb1e3b61716af0e54d4a2     
v.以暴力夺取,强夺( rape的过去式和过去分词 );强奸
  • A young woman was brutally raped in her own home. 一名年轻女子在自己家中惨遭强暴。 来自辞典例句
  • We got stick together, or we will be having our women raped. 我们得团结一致,不然我们的妻女就会遭到蹂躏。 来自辞典例句
51 squad 4G1zq     
  • The squad leader ordered the men to mark time.班长命令战士们原地踏步。
  • A squad is the smallest unit in an army.班是军队的最小构成单位。
52 hesitation tdsz5     
  • After a long hesitation, he told the truth at last.踌躇了半天,他终于直说了。
  • There was a certain hesitation in her manner.她的态度有些犹豫不决。
53 lashes e2e13f8d3a7c0021226bb2f94d6a15ec     
n.鞭挞( lash的名词复数 );鞭子;突然猛烈的一击;急速挥动v.鞭打( lash的第三人称单数 );煽动;紧系;怒斥
  • Mother always lashes out food for the children's party. 孩子们聚会时,母亲总是给他们许多吃的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Never walk behind a horse in case it lashes out. 绝对不要跟在马后面,以防它突然猛踢。 来自《简明英汉词典》
54 compensate AXky7     
vt.补偿,赔偿;酬报 vi.弥补;补偿;抵消
  • She used her good looks to compensate her lack of intelligence. 她利用她漂亮的外表来弥补智力的不足。
  • Nothing can compensate for the loss of one's health. 一个人失去了键康是不可弥补的。
55 caustically e0fb1be43dd11decb6f1112720e27287     
  • Detective Sun laughed caustically. 孙侦探冷笑了一下。 来自互联网
  • He addressed her caustically. 他用挖苦的语气对她说。 来自互联网
56 Undid 596b2322b213e046510e91f0af6a64ad     
v. 解开, 复原
  • The officer undid the flap of his holster and drew his gun. 军官打开枪套盖拔出了手枪。
  • He did wrong, and in the end his wrongs undid him. 行恶者终以其恶毁其身。
57 salute rYzx4     
  • Merchant ships salute each other by dipping the flag.商船互相点旗致敬。
  • The Japanese women salute the people with formal bows in welcome.这些日本妇女以正式的鞠躬向人们施礼以示欢迎。
58 growled 65a0c9cac661e85023a63631d6dab8a3     
v.(动物)发狺狺声, (雷)作隆隆声( growl的过去式和过去分词 );低声咆哮着说
  • \"They ought to be birched, \" growled the old man. 老人咆哮道:“他们应受到鞭打。” 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He growled out an answer. 他低声威胁着回答。 来自《简明英汉词典》
59 insolent AbGzJ     
  • His insolent manner really got my blood up.他那傲慢的态度把我的肺都气炸了。
  • It was insolent of them to demand special treatment.他们要求给予特殊待遇,脸皮真厚。
60 frustration 4hTxj     
  • He had to fight back tears of frustration.他不得不强忍住失意的泪水。
  • He beat his hands on the steering wheel in frustration.他沮丧地用手打了几下方向盘。
61 mound unCzhy     
  • The explorers climbed a mound to survey the land around them.勘探者爬上土丘去勘测周围的土地。
  • The mound can be used as our screen.这个土丘可做我们的掩蔽物。
62 mounds dd943890a7780b264a2a6c1fa8d084a3     
土堆,土丘( mound的名词复数 ); 一大堆
  • We had mounds of tasteless rice. 我们有成堆成堆的淡而无味的米饭。
  • Ah! and there's the cemetery' - cemetery, he must have meant. 'You see the mounds? 啊,这就是同墓,”——我想他要说的一定是公墓,“看到那些土墩了吗?
63 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。
64 untied d4a1dd1a28503840144e8098dbf9e40f     
松开,解开( untie的过去式和过去分词 ); 解除,使自由; 解决
  • Once untied, we common people are able to conquer nature, too. 只要团结起来,我们老百姓也能移山倒海。
  • He untied the ropes. 他解开了绳子。
65 sleek zESzJ     
  • 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。
66 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。
67 bellowed fa9ba2065b18298fa17a6311db3246fc     
v.发出吼叫声,咆哮(尤指因痛苦)( bellow的过去式和过去分词 );(愤怒地)说出(某事),大叫
  • They bellowed at her to stop. 他们吼叫着让她停下。
  • He bellowed with pain when the tooth was pulled out. 当牙齿被拔掉时,他痛得大叫。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
68 smacked bb7869468e11f63a1506d730c1d2219e     
拍,打,掴( smack的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He smacked his lips but did not utter a word. 他吧嗒两下嘴,一声也不言语。
  • She smacked a child's bottom. 她打孩子的屁股。
69 galloped 4411170e828312c33945e27bb9dce358     
(使马)飞奔,奔驰( gallop的过去式和过去分词 ); 快速做[说]某事
  • Jo galloped across the field towards him. 乔骑马穿过田野向他奔去。
  • The children galloped home as soon as the class was over. 孩子们一下课便飞奔回家了。
70 stagnant iGgzj     
  • Due to low investment,industrial output has remained stagnant.由于投资少,工业生产一直停滞不前。
  • Their national economy is stagnant.他们的国家经济停滞不前。
71 hopping hopping     
n. 跳跃 动词hop的现在分词形式
  • The clubs in town are really hopping. 城里的俱乐部真够热闹的。
  • I'm hopping over to Paris for the weekend. 我要去巴黎度周末。
72 tattered bgSzkG     
  • Her tattered clothes in no way detracted from her beauty.她的破衣烂衫丝毫没有影响她的美貌。
  • Their tattered clothing and broken furniture indicated their poverty.他们褴褛的衣服和破烂的家具显出他们的贫穷。
73 slipper px9w0     
  • I rescued the remains of my slipper from the dog.我从那狗的口中夺回了我拖鞋的残留部分。
  • The puppy chewed a hole in the slipper.小狗在拖鞋上啃了一个洞。
74 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。
75 kindly tpUzhQ     
  • Her neighbours spoke of her as kindly and hospitable.她的邻居都说她和蔼可亲、热情好客。
  • A shadow passed over the kindly face of the old woman.一道阴影掠过老太太慈祥的面孔。
76 miserable g18yk     
  • It was miserable of you to make fun of him.你取笑他,这是可耻的。
  • Her past life was miserable.她过去的生活很苦。
77 deftly deftly     
  • He deftly folded the typed sheets and replaced them in the envelope. 他灵巧地将打有字的纸折好重新放回信封。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • At last he had a clew to her interest, and followed it deftly. 这一下终于让他发现了她的兴趣所在,于是他熟练地继续谈这个话题。 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
78 massaged 1c85a5a34468851346edc436a3c0926a     
按摩,推拿( massage的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He massaged her back with scented oil. 他用芳香油按摩她的背部。
  • The script is massaged into final form. 这篇稿子经过修改已定稿。
79 expiate qPOzO     
  • He tried to expiate his crimes by giving money to the church.他以捐款给教会来赎罪。
  • It seemed that Alice was expiating her father's sins with her charity work.似乎艾丽斯正在通过自己的慈善工作来弥补父亲的罪过。
80 shimmering 0a3bf9e89a4f6639d4583ea76519339e     
v.闪闪发光,发微光( shimmer的现在分词 )
  • The sea was shimmering in the sunlight. 阳光下海水波光闪烁。
  • The colours are delicate and shimmering. 这些颜色柔和且闪烁微光。 来自辞典例句
81 muzzle i11yN     
  • He placed the muzzle of the pistol between his teeth.他把手枪的枪口放在牙齿中间。
  • The President wanted to muzzle the press.总统企图遏制新闻自由。
82 plummeting a560b06f9b99975167411b72966f5588     
v.垂直落下,骤然跌落( plummet的现在分词 )
  • Prices are rising, falling, going up, going down, shooting up, plummeting, etc. 物价在上涨、下跌、上升、下落、猛然上涨、骤然下跌等。 来自辞典例句
  • The enemy plane went plummeting into the sea. 敌机直直掉进海里。 来自辞典例句
83 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》
84 socket jw9wm     
  • He put the electric plug into the socket.他把电插头插入插座。
  • The battery charger plugs into any mains socket.这个电池充电器可以插入任何类型的电源插座。
85 cypress uyDx3     
  • The towering pine and cypress trees defy frost and snow.松柏参天傲霜雪。
  • The pine and the cypress remain green all the year round.苍松翠柏,常绿不凋。
86 coffin XWRy7     
  • When one's coffin is covered,all discussion about him can be settled.盖棺论定。
  • The coffin was placed in the grave.那口棺材已安放到坟墓里去了。
87 lining kpgzTO     
  • The lining of my coat is torn.我的外套衬里破了。
  • Moss makes an attractive lining to wire baskets.用苔藓垫在铁丝篮里很漂亮。
88 neatly ynZzBp     
  • Sailors know how to wind up a long rope neatly.水手们知道怎样把一条大绳利落地缠好。
  • The child's dress is neatly gathered at the neck.那孩子的衣服在领口处打着整齐的皱褶。
89 hempen hempen     
adj. 大麻制的, 大麻的
  • The net destined to support the car was made of very solid hempen cord. 承受着吊篮的网子是用非常结实的麻绳编的。
  • Plant the crop such as wheaten, corn, potato, horsebean, hempen, cole aptly, a year one ripe. 适宜种植小麦、玉米、马铃薯、蚕豆、大麻、油菜等作物,一年一熟。
90 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
91 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。
92 inevitability c7Pxd     
  • Evolutionism is normally associated with a belief in the inevitability of progress. 进化主义通常和一种相信进步不可避免的看法相联系。
  • It is the tide of the times, an inevitability of history. 这是时代的潮流,历史的必然。
93 robust FXvx7     
  • She is too tall and robust.她个子太高,身体太壮。
  • China wants to keep growth robust to reduce poverty and avoid job losses,AP commented.美联社评论道,中国希望保持经济强势增长,以减少贫困和失业状况。
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 glossy nfvxx     
  • I like these glossy spots.我喜欢这些闪闪发光的花点。
  • She had glossy black hair.她长着乌黑发亮的头发。
96 resounded 063087faa0e6dc89fa87a51a1aafc1f9     
v.(指声音等)回荡于某处( resound的过去式和过去分词 );产生回响;(指某处)回荡着声音
  • Laughter resounded through the house. 笑声在屋里回荡。
  • The echo resounded back to us. 回声传回到我们的耳中。 来自《简明英汉词典》
97 shovelling 17ef84f3c7eab07ae22ec2c76a2f801f     
v.铲子( shovel的现在分词 );锹;推土机、挖土机等的)铲;铲形部份
  • The workers are shovelling the sand. 工人们正在铲沙子。 来自辞典例句
  • They were shovelling coal up. 他们在铲煤。 来自辞典例句
98 rumbles 5286f3d60693f7c96051c46804f0df87     
隆隆声,辘辘声( rumble的名词复数 )
  • If I hear any rumbles I'll let you know. 我要是听到什么风声就告诉你。
  • Three blocks away train rumbles by. 三个街区以外,火车隆隆驶过。
99 shear BzhwZ     
  • Every spring they shear off the sheep's wool and sell it.每年春天他们都要剪下羊毛去卖。
  • In the Hebrides they shear their sheep later than anywhere else.在赫伯里兹,剪羊毛的时间比其他任何地方都要晚。
100 eyebrows a0e6fb1330e9cfecfd1c7a4d00030ed5     
眉毛( eyebrow的名词复数 )
  • Eyebrows stop sweat from coming down into the eyes. 眉毛挡住汗水使其不能流进眼睛。
  • His eyebrows project noticeably. 他的眉毛特别突出。
101 putrid P04zD     
  • To eat putrid food is liable to get sick.吃了腐败的食物容易生病。
  • A putrid smell drove us from the room.一股腐臭的气味迫使我们离开这房间。
102 shrieked dc12d0d25b0f5d980f524cd70c1de8fe     
v.尖叫( shriek的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She shrieked in fright. 她吓得尖叫起来。
  • Li Mei-t'ing gave a shout, and Lu Tzu-hsiao shrieked, "Tell what? 李梅亭大声叫,陆子潇尖声叫:“告诉什么? 来自汉英文学 - 围城
103 stunned 735ec6d53723be15b1737edd89183ec2     
adj. 震惊的,惊讶的 动词stun的过去式和过去分词
  • The fall stunned me for a moment. 那一下摔得我昏迷了片刻。
  • The leaders of the Kopper Company were then stunned speechless. 科伯公司的领导们当时被惊得目瞪口呆。
104 trajectory fJ1z1     
  • It is not difficult to sketch the subsequent trajectory.很容易描绘出它们最终的轨迹。
  • The path followed by a projectile is called its trajectory.抛物体所循的路径称为它的轨道。
105 receding c22972dfbef8589fece6affb72f431d1     
v.逐渐远离( recede的现在分词 );向后倾斜;自原处后退或避开别人的注视;尤指问题
  • Desperately he struck out after the receding lights of the yacht. 游艇的灯光渐去渐远,他拼命划水追赶。 来自辞典例句
  • Sounds produced by vehicles receding from us seem lower-pitched than usual. 渐渐远离我们的运载工具发出的声似乎比平常的音调低。 来自辞典例句
106 severing 03ba12fb016b421f1fdaea1351e38cb3     
v.切断,断绝( sever的现在分词 );断,裂
  • The death of a second parent is like severing an umbilical cord to our past. 父母当中第二个人去世,就象斩断了把我们同过去联在一起的纽带。 来自辞典例句
  • The severing theory and severing method for brittle block are studied. 研究裂纹技术应用于分离脆性块体的分离理论和分离方法。 来自互联网
107 vaguely BfuzOy     
  • He had talked vaguely of going to work abroad.他含糊其词地说了到国外工作的事。
  • He looked vaguely before him with unseeing eyes.他迷迷糊糊的望着前面,对一切都视而不见。
108 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。
109 fragrance 66ryn     
  • The apple blossoms filled the air with their fragrance.苹果花使空气充满香味。
  • The fragrance of lavender filled the room.房间里充满了薰衣草的香味。
110 gathering ChmxZ     
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
111 metallic LCuxO     
  • A sharp metallic note coming from the outside frightened me.外面传来尖锐铿锵的声音吓了我一跳。
  • He picked up a metallic ring last night.昨夜他捡了一个金属戒指。
112 seeped 7b1463dbca7bf67e984ebe1b96df8fef     
v.(液体)渗( seep的过去式和过去分词 );渗透;渗出;漏出
  • The rain seeped through the roof. 雨水透过房顶渗透。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Icy air seeped in through the paper and the room became cold. 寒气透过了糊窗纸。屋里骤然冷起来。 来自汉英文学 - 家(1-26) - 家(1-26)


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