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TWO Sorghum Wine 8
FOURTEEN YEARS EARLIER, Yu Zhan’ao, a bedroll over his back, and dressed in clean, freshlystarched white pants and jacket, stood in the yard of our home and shouted: ‘Mistress, are youhiring?’
With a hundred thoughts running through her mind, Grandma’s natural instincts deserted1 her.
Her scissors dropped to the kang, and she fell backward onto the brand-new purple comforter.
His nostrils2 filled with the odour of fresh whitewash3 and a delicate feminine fragrance4, YuZhan’ao’s courage mounted. He barged into the room.
‘Mistress, are you hiring?’
Grandma lay face up and blurry-eyed on the comforter.
Yu Zhan’ao threw down his bedroll and slowly approached the kang. At that moment his heartwas like a warm pond in which toads6 frolicked while swifts skimmed the surface. When his darkchin was only about the thickness of a piece of paper from Grandma’s face, she slapped him onhis dark, shiny scalp, then sat up quickly, picked up her scissors, and screamed, ‘Who are you?
What do you think you’re doing? How dare you barge5 into a strange woman’s room!’
Startled, he backed up and said, ‘You?.?.?. you really don’t know me?’
‘How dare you talk like that! I lived a cloistered7 life at home until my wedding day, less thantwo weeks ago. How would I know you?’
‘Okay, if that’s the way you want it,’ he said with a smile. ‘I hear you’re shorthanded at thedistillery, and I need work to put food in my belly8!’
‘All right, as long as you don’t mind hard work. What’s your name? How old are you?’
‘My name’s Yu Zhan’ao. I’m twenty-four.’
‘Take your bedroll outside,’ she said.
Yu Zhan’ao obediently walked outside and waited under a blazing sun. Traces of burnedleaves remained in the yard, and he relived the memory of what had happened there recently. Hewaited for about half an hour, growing more restless by the minute, and was barely able to keepfrom rushing inside and settling accounts with the woman.
After murdering Shan Tingxiu and his son, he had not run away, but had hidden in the fieldnear the inlet to watch the excitement. Even now he sighed in wonder over Grandma’s amazingperformance. She might be young, but she had teeth in her belly and could scheme with the bestof them. A woman to be reckoned with, certainly no economy lantern. Maybe she was treatinghim like this today just in case there were prying9 eyes and ears. He waited a bit longer, but stillshe didn’t come out. The yard was silent except for a calling magpie10 perched on the ridge12 of theroof. In the grip of anger, he was rushing towards the house, prepared to make a scene, when heheard Grandma’s voice through the window. ‘Report to the eastern compound.’
Realising his mistake in not following the proper etiquette13, Yu Zhan’ao let go of his anger andwalked over to the eastern compound, where he saw rows of wine vats14, piles of sorghum16, and acrew of hired hands working inside the steamy distillery. He strode into the tent and asked aworker standing17 on a high stool feeding sorghum into a bucket above the millstone, ‘Hey, who’sin charge here?’
The man looked at him out of the corner of his eye. When he had fed all the sorghum into thebucket, he jumped down off the stool and backed away from the millstone, holding a sieve18 in onehand and the stool in the other. Then he gave a shout, and the mule19, wearing a black blindfold,began turning the millstone. Its hooves had worn a groove20 in the ground around the stone. A dullgrinding sound emerged as crushed grain poured like raindrops from the space between thestones into a wooden pan below. ‘The foreman’s in the shop,’ the man said, pursing his lips andpointing with his chin to the buildings west of the main gate.
With his bedroll in his hand, Yu Zhan’ao entered through the back door and spotted22 thefamiliar figure of an old man sitting behind the counter working his abacus23, occasionally taking asip from a small, dark-green decanter beside it.
‘Foreman,’ Yu Zhan’ao announced, ‘are you hiring?’
Uncle Arhat looked up at Yu Zhan’ao and reflected for a moment. ‘Are you looking forpermanent or temporary work?’
‘Whatever you need. I’m interested in working for as long as I can.’
‘If you want to work for a week or so, I can do the hiring. But if you’re interested in apermanent job, the mistress has to approve.’
‘Then you’d better go ask her.’
Yu Zhan’ao walked up and sat on one of the stools as Uncle Arhat lowered the counter bar andwalked out the rear door. But he turned and came back in, picked up a crudely made bowl, half-filled it with wine, and set it on the counter. ‘Your mouth must be dry. Have some wine.’
Yu Zhan’ao’s thoughts were on the woman’s remarkable25 schemes as he drank. ‘The mistresswants to see you,’ Uncle Arhat said when he returned. They went over to the western compound.
‘Wait here,’ Uncle Arhat said.
Grandma walked outside with poise26 and grace. After grilling27 Yu Zhan’ao for a while, shewaved her hand and said, ‘Take him over there. We’ll try him for a month. His wages starttomorrow.’
So Yu Zhan’ao became a hired hand in the family distillery. With his strength and cleverhands, he was an ideal worker, and Uncle Arhat sang his praises to Grandma. At the end of thefirst month, he summoned him and said, ‘The mistress likes the way you work, so we’ll keep youon.’ He handed him a cloth bundle. ‘She wants you to have these.’
He undid28 the bundle. Inside was a pair of new cloth shoes. ‘Foreman,’ he said, ‘please tell themistress that Yu Zhan’ao thanks her for the gift.’
‘You can go,’ said Uncle Arhat. ‘I expect you to work hard.’
‘I will,’ Yu Zhan’ao promised.
Another two weeks passed, and Yu Zhan’ao was finding it harder and harder to controlhimself. The mistress came to the eastern compound every day to look around, but directed herquestions only to Uncle Arhat, paying hardly any attention to the sweaty hired hands. That didnot sit well with Yu Zhan’ao.
Back when the distillery was run by Shan Tingxiu and his son, the workers’ meals wereprepared and sent over by café owners in the village. But after Grandma took charge, she hired amiddle-aged woman whom everyone called ‘the woman Liu’, and a teenaged girl named Passion.
They lived in the western compound, where they were responsible for all the cooking. ThenGrandma increased the number of dogs in the compound from two to five. Now that the westerncompound was home to three women and five dogs, it became a lively little world of its own. Atnight the slightest disturbance29 set off the dogs, and any intruder not bitten to death would surelyhave the wits frightened out of him.
By the time Yu Zhan’ao had been working the distillery cooker for eight weeks, it was theninth lunar month, and the sorghum in the fields was good and ripe. Grandma told Uncle Arhat tohire some temporary labourers to clean the yard and open-air bins30 in preparation for the harvest.
They were clear, sunny days with a deep sky. Grandma, dressed in white silk and wearing redsatin slippers31, carried a willow32 switch around the yard, with her dogs running on her heels,drawing strange looks from the villagers, although none dared so much as fart in her presence.
Yu Zhan’ao approached her several times, but she stayed aloof34 and wouldn’t bestow35 a word onhim.
One night Yu Zhan’ao drank a little more than usual, and wound up getting slightly drunk. Hetossed and turned on the communal36 kang, but couldn’t fall asleep, as moonlight streamed inthrough the window in the eastern wall. Two hired hands sat beneath a bean-oil lantern mendingtheir clothes.
Then Old Du took out his stringed instrument and began playing sad tunes37, striking resonantchords in the hearts of the listeners. Something was bound to happen. One of the men mendinghis clothes was so moved by Old Du’s melancholy38 tunes that his throat began to itch33. ‘It’s no funbeing alone,’ he sang hoarsely39, ‘no fun at all. Tattered41 clothes never get sewn.?.?.?.’
‘Why not get the mistress to sew them for you?’
‘The mistress? I wonder who will feast on that tender swan.’
‘The old master and his son thought it would be them, and they wound up dead.’
‘I hear she had an affair with Spotted Neck while she was still living at home.’
‘Are you saying Spotted Neck murdered them?’
‘Not so loud. “Words spoken on the road are heard by snakes in the grass!”’
Yu Zhan’ao lay on the kang sneering42.
‘What’re you smirking43 for, Little Yu?’ one of them asked.
Emboldened44 by the wine, he blurted45 out, ‘I murdered them!’
‘You’re drunk!’
‘Drunk? I tell you, I murdered them!’ He sat up, reached into the bag hanging on the wall, andpulled out his short sword. When he slid it out of the scabbard, it caught the moon’s rays andshone like a silverfish. ‘I’ll tell you guys,’ he said with a thick tongue, ‘our mistress?.?.?. I sleptwith her.?.?.?. Sorghum fields?.?.?. Came at night and set a fire?.?.?. stabbed one?.?.?. stabbed theother.?.?.?.’
One of his listeners quietly blew out the lantern, throwing the room into a murky46 darkness inwhich the moonlit sword shone even more brightly.
‘Go to sleep go to sleep go to sleep! We have to be up early tomorrow to make wine!’
Yu Zhan’ao was still mumbling47. ‘You?.?.?. damn you?.?.?. pretend you don’t know me after youhitch up your pants?.?.?. work me like an ox or a horse.?.?.?. Don’t think you can get away withit.?.?.?. Tonight I’m going to?.?.?. butcher you.?.?.?.’ He climbed off the kang, sword in hand, andstaggered outside. The other men lay in the dark, staring wide-eyed at the moon glinting off theweapon in his hand, not daring to utter a sound.
Yu Zhan’ao walked into the moonlit yard and looked at the glazed48 wine vats glistening49 in thelight like jewels. A southern breeze swept over from the fields, carrying the bittersweet aroma50 ofripe sorghum and making him shiver. The sound of a woman’s giggle51 drifted over from thewestern compound. As he slipped into the tent to move the bench outside, he was met by thepawing sounds of the black mule tethered behind the feed trough. Ignoring the animal, he carriedthe bench over to the wall. When he stepped on it and straightened up, the top of the wall reachedhis chest. A light behind the window illuminated52 the paper cutout. The mistress was playinggames with the girl Passion on the kang. ‘Aren’t you a couple of naughty little monkeys?’ heheard the woman Liu say. ‘It’s bedtime; now, go to sleep!’ Then she added, ‘Passion, look in thepot and see if the dough53 has begun to rise.’
Holding the sword in his mouth, Yu Zhan’ao climbed up onto the wall. The five dogs rushedover, looked up, and began to bark, frightening him so badly he lost his balance and tumbled intothe western compound. If Grandma hadn’t rushed out to see what was going on, the dogsprobably would have torn him to pieces, even if there had been two of him.
After calling off the dogs, Grandma shouted for Passion to bring out the lantern.
The woman Liu, rolling-pin in hand, came running out on big feet that had once been boundand screamed, ‘A thief! Grab him!’
Passion followed, lantern in hand, the light falling on the battered54 face of Yu Zhan’ao. ‘So it’syou!’ Grandma said coldly.
She picked up the sword and tucked it into her sleeve. ‘Passion, go fetch Uncle Arhat.’
No sooner had Passion opened the gate than Uncle Arhat entered the compound. ‘What’sgoing on, Mistress?’
‘This hired hand of yours is drunk,’ she said.
‘Yes, he is,’ Uncle Arhat confirmed.
‘Passion,’ Grandma said, ‘bring me my willow switch.’
Passion fetched Grandma’s white willow switch. ‘This’ll sober you up,’ Grandma said as shetwirled the switch in the air and brought it down hard on Yu Zhan’ao’s buttocks.
Stung by the pain, he experienced a sense of numbing55 ecstasy56, and when it reached his throat itset his teeth moving and emerged as a stream of gibberish: ‘Mistress Mistress Mistress?.?.?.’
Grandma whipped him until her arm was about to fall off, then lowered the switch and stoodthere panting from exhaustion57.
‘Take him away,’ she said.
Uncle Arhat stepped up to pull Yu Zhan’ao to his feet, but he refused to get up. ‘Mistress,’ heshouted, ‘a few more lashes58?.?.?. just give me a few more?.?.?.’
Grandma whipped him twice on the neck with all her might, and he rolled around on theground like a little boy, kicking the air with his legs. Uncle Arhat called for a couple of hiredhands to carry him back to the bunkhouse, where they flung him down on the kang; he rolledaround like a squirming dragonfly, a stream of filth59 and abuse gushing60 from his mouth. UncleArhat picked up a decanter, told the men to pin his arms and legs, and poured wine down histhroat. As soon as the men let go, his head lolled to the side and he grew silent. ‘You drownedhim!’ one of them exclaimed fearfully, bringing the lantern up. Yu Zhan’ao’s face was contortedout of shape, and he sneezed violently, extinguishing the lantern.
He didn’t wake up until the sun was high in the sky. He walked into the distillery as thoughstepping on cotton; the men watched him curiously61. Recalling the beating he’d received the nightbefore, he rubbed his neck and his buttocks, but felt no pain. Thirsty, he picked up a ladle,scooped62 some wine from the flow, tipped back his head, and drank it down.
Old Du the fiddler said, ‘Little Yu, your mistress gave you quite a beating last night. I’ll betyou won’t be climbing that wall again.’
Up till then the gloomy young man had instilled63 a measure of fear in the others, but that hadevaporated when they heard his pitiful screams, and now they outdid one another teasing himmercilessly. Without a word in reply, he grabbed one of them, raised his fist, and buried it in theman’s face. A quick exchange of glances, and the others rushed up, threw him to the ground, andbegan raining blows on him with fists and feet. When they’d had their fill, they took off his belt,stuck his head into the crotch of his pants, tied his hands behind his back, and threw him to theground.
Like a stranded64 tiger or a beached dragon, Yu Zhan’ao struggled to get free, rolling around onthe ground like a ball for as long as it takes to smoke a couple of pipefuls. Finally, having seenenough, old Du went up, untied65 Granddad’s hands, and freed his head from his pants. YuZhan’ao’s face was pallid66 as a sheet of gold paper as he lay on the pile of firewood like a dyingsnake. It took him a long time to catch his breath. Meanwhile, the others held on to their tools,just in case he took it into his head to get even. But he just staggered over to one of the vats,ladled out some wine, and began gulping67 it down. When he was finished, he climbed back uponto the pile of firewood and fell fast asleep.
From then on, Yu Zhan’ao got roaring drunk every day, then climbed up onto the pile offirewood and lay there, his moist blue eyes half closed, a mixed smile on his lips: the left sidefoolish, the right side crafty68, or vice69 versa. For the first few days, the men watched him withinterest; after a while, they began to grumble70. Uncle Arhat tried to get him to do some work, butYu Zhan’ao just looked at him out of the corner of his eye and said, ‘Who the hell do you thinkyou are? I’m the master here. That kid in her belly is mine.’
By then my father had grown in Grandma’s belly to about the size of a little ball, and in themornings the sound of her retching in the yard drifted over to the western compound. Theexperienced old-timers talked about nothing else. When the woman Liu brought over their food,they asked her, ‘Old Woman Liu, is the mistress with child?’
She glared at them. ‘Watch out, or someone might cut out your tongue!’
‘Looks like Shan Bianlang knew what he was doing after all!’
‘Maybe it’s the old master’s.’
‘No wild guessing! Do you really think a spirited girl like that would let one of the Shan mentouch her? I’ll bet it was Spotted Neck.’
Yu Zhan’ao jumped up from the pile of firewood and gestured gleefully. ‘It was me!’ heshouted. ‘Ha ha, it was me!’
They had a good laugh over that, and cursed him roundly.
On more than one occasion, Uncle Arhat urged Grandma to dismiss Yu Zhan’ao, but sheinvariably replied, ‘Let him rant71 and rave72 if he wants to. I’ll fix his wagon73 sooner or later.’
One day she walked into the compound, her thickening waist obvious to all, to speak withUncle Arhat.
Avoiding her eyes, he said softly, ‘Mistress, it’s time to break out the scales and buy thesorghum.’
‘Is everything ready? The compound and the grain bins?’
‘Everything’s ready.’
‘When did you do it in the past?’
‘Just about now.’
‘Let’s wait a while longer this year.’
‘We might lose out. There are at least ten other distilleries.’
‘The harvest has been so good this year there’s more than they can handle. Put up a notice thatwe’re not ready yet. We’ll buy when the others have had their fill. By then we can name our ownprice, and the grain will have more time to dry out.’
‘You’re probably right.’
‘Anything else we need to talk about?’
‘Not really, except for that hired hand. He gets so drunk every day he can hardly move. Let’spay him off and get rid of him.’
Grandma thought for a moment. ‘Take me to the distillery so I can see for myself.’
Uncle Arhat led the way to the distillery, where the workers were just then pouring fermentedmash into the distiller. The firewood beneath the cooker crackled and the water roiled76, sendingclouds of steam into the distiller, a three-foot-high wooden vessel77 with tightly woven bamboostrips at the base, which fitted over the cooker. Four men with wooden spades ladled the sorghummash, a green-spotted, sweet-smelling fermented74 mixture, from the vat15 into the steaming distiller.
Since the steam had nowhere else to go, it filtered up through the cracks in the base, and the alertmen dumped the mash75 wherever the steam was coming through, to keep the heat fromdissipating.
When they saw Grandma approaching, they threw themselves into their work. From hisfirewood perch11, Yu Zhan’ao, who looked like a dirty-faced, ragged78 beggar, stared at Grandmawith a cold glint in his eyes.
‘I came to see how sorghum is converted into wine,’ Grandma said.
Uncle Arhat moved a stool over for her.
The men, favoured by her presence, worked as never before. The stoker kept the fires blazingunder the cookpots. The water bubbled, sending sizzling steam snaking its way up through thedistiller to merge21 with the panting sounds of the workers. When they had filled the distiller withmash, they covered it with a tight-fitting honeycombed lid to let the mixture cook until wisps ofsteam began to ooze79 from the tiny openings in the lid. They quickly brought over a double-platepewter object with a concave centre. Uncle Arhat told Grandma it was the distiller. She walkedover to get a closer look, then returned to the stool without a word.
The men placed the pewter distiller over the wooden one to block out the steam. The onlysounds came from the roaring fires beneath the cookpot. The wooden distiller was white oneminute and orange the next, as a delicate, sweet aroma, sort of like wine but not quite, seepedthrough the wooden vessel.
‘Add cool water,’ Uncle Arhat said.
The men climbed up onto a bench and began pouring cool water into the concave centre of thepewter distiller. One of them stirred the water rapidly with what looked like an oar40, and afterabout half the time it takes a joss stick to burn down, Grandma’s nostrils were filled with thesmell of wine.
‘Get ready to catch the wine,’ Uncle Arhat ordered.
Two men ran up with wine crocks woven of wax reeds and covered with ten layers of paper,then sealed with many coats of varnish80. They placed the crocks under distiller spouts81 that lookedlike duck beaks82.
Grandma stood up and stared at the spouts as the stoker shoved pieces of pine-oil-soakedfirewood into the stoves, which crackled loudly and spat83 out clouds of white smoke that lit up themen’s greasy84, sweaty chests.
‘Change the water!’ Uncle Arhat shouted.
Two men rushed into the yard and came running back with four buckets of cool well water.
The man on the stool pulled a lever, releasing the heated water from the top of the distiller. Thenhe poured in the fresh water and continued stirring.
Grandma was stirred by the solemn, sacred labour. Just then she felt my father move inside herbelly, and looked over at Yu Zhan’ao, who was lying on the pile of firewood staring at her with asinister glint in his eyes, the only cold spots in the steamy distilling85 tent. The stirring in her heartcooled off. She averted86 her eyes and calmly watched the two men with the crocks, who werewaiting for the wine to flow.
The aroma grew heavier as wisps of steam escaped through the seams of the wooden distiller.
Grandma watched the spouts brighten, the glow freezing for a moment, then slowly beginning tostir as clear, bright drops of liquid rolled down into the wine crocks like tears.
‘Change the water!’ Uncle Arhat yelled. ‘Stoke the fire!’
Hot water poured from the open taps as more cool water was dumped in, maintaining a steadytemperature on the lid, causing the steam between the layers to cool and form a liquid, whichgushed out through the spouts.
The first wine out was warm, transparent87, and steamy. Uncle Arhat picked up a clean ladle,half-filled it, and handed it to Grandma. ‘Here, Mistress, taste it.’
The rich aroma made her tongue itch. Father stirred in her belly again. He was thirsty for thewine. First she sniffed88 it and touched it to her tongue, then took a sip24 to savour its bouquet89. It wasamazingly aromatic90 and slightly pungent91. She took a mouthful and swished it around with hertongue. Her cheeks softened92 as though they were being rubbed gently with silky cotton. Herthroat went slack, and the mouthful of warm wine slid down. Her pores snapped open, thenclosed, as a feeling of incredible joy suffused93 her body. She swigged three mouthfuls in rapidsuccession, her belly feeling as though it were being massaged94 by a greedy hand. Finally, shetipped back her head and drained the ladle. By then her face was flushed and her eyes sparkled;she had never looked so beautiful, so irresistible95. The men gaped96 with astonishment97, neglectingtheir work.
‘Mistress, you sure know how to drink!’ they complimented her.
‘It’s the first drink I’ve ever had,’ she replied modestly.
‘If that’s how you handle the first one, with a little practice you could finish off a whole crock.’
By now the wine was gushing from the spouts – one crock, then another, each of which wasstacked alongside the pile of firewood. Suddenly Yu Zhan’ao climbed down off the pile, undidhis pants, and pissed into one of the brimming crocks. The shocked men numbly98 watched thesteam of clear liquid splash into the wine crock and send sprays over the sides. When he’dfinished, he smirked99 and staggered up to Grandma, whose cheeks were flushed. She didn’t moveas he wrapped his arms around her and planted a kiss on her face. She paled, stumbled, and satdown hard on the stool.
‘That child in your belly,’ he demanded angrily. ‘Is it mine or isn’t it?’
Grandma was crying. ‘If you say so?.?.?.’
Yu Zhan’ao’s eyes blazed and his muscles grew taut100, as if he were a workhorse standing upafter rolling in the dirt. He stripped down to his shorts. ‘Now watch me clean the distiller!’
Cleaning the distiller is the hardest job of all. Once the wine has stopped flowing through thespouts, the pewter distiller is removed; then the honeycombed wooden lid is lifted from thewooden distiller, which is filled with sorghum mash, dark yellow and scalding hot. Yu Zhan’aoclimbed onto a bench, wielding101 a short-handled wooden spade, and scooped the mash out into theframe. His movements were so slight he seemed to be using only his forearms. The heat turnedhis skin scarlet102, and sweat ran down his back like a river, smelling strongly of wine.
My granddad Yu Zhan’ao worked with such consummate103 skill that Uncle Arhat and the othermen looked on in awe104. Talents hidden for months were now on display. When he’d finished, hedrank some wine, then said to Uncle Arhat, ‘Foreman, that’s not all I can do. Now look. Whenthe wine comes down the spouts, the steam dissipates. If you put another, smaller distiller overthe spouts, you’d have nothing but the best wine.’
Uncle Arhat shook his head. ‘I doubt that,’ he said.
‘If not,’ Granddad said, ‘you can chop off my head!’
Uncle Arhat glanced at Grandma, who sniffed once or twice. ‘That’s not my business. I don’tcare. Let him do what he wants.’
She returned to the western compound, sobbing105.
From that day on, Granddad and Grandma shared their love like mandarin106 ducks or Chinesephoenixes. Uncle Arhat and the hired hands were so tormented107 by their naked, demonicexhibition of desire that their intelligence failed them, and even though they had a bellyful ofmisgivings, in time, one after another, they became my granddad’s loyal followers108.
Granddad’s skills revolutionised the operation, giving Northeast Gaomi Township its first top-line distilled109 wine. As for the crock into which he had pissed, since the men dared not dispose ofit on their own, they just moved it over to a corner and left it there. Late one overcast110 afternoon,as a strong southeast wind carried the aroma of sorghum wine across the compound, the menwere suddenly aware of an unusually rich and mellow111 fragrance. Uncle Arhat, whose sense ofsmell was keenest, sought out the source, and was astonished to discover that it came from thepiss-enhanced crock in the corner. Without a word to anyone, he lit the bean-oil lantern, turnedup the wick, and settled down to study the phenomenon.
First he scooped out a dipperful of the wine, then let it drip slowly back into the crock andwatched it form a soft green liquid curtain that was transformed into a multipetaled flower, like achrysanthemum, when it hit the surface. The unique fragrance was more volatile112 than ever. Hescooped up a tiny bit of the wine, tasting it first with the tip of his tongue, then taking a decisiveswig. After rinsing113 his mouth with cool water, he drank some ordinary sorghum wine from one ofthe other crocks. He flung down the dipper, rushed out, burst through the western compoundgate, and ran across the yard, shouting, ‘Mistress, joyful114 news!’


1 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。
2 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。
3 whitewash 3gYwJ     
  • They tried hard to whitewash themselves.他们力图粉饰自己。
  • What he said was a load of whitewash.他所说的是一大堆粉饰之词。
4 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。
5 barge munzH     
  • The barge was loaded up with coal.那艘驳船装上了煤。
  • Carrying goods by train costs nearly three times more than carrying them by barge.通过铁路运货的成本比驳船运货成本高出近3倍。
6 toads 848d4ebf1875eac88fe0765c59ce57d1     
n.蟾蜍,癞蛤蟆( toad的名词复数 )
  • All toads blink when they swallow. 所有的癞蛤蟆吞食东西时都会眨眼皮。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Toads have shorter legs and are generally more clumsy than frogs. 蟾蜍比青蛙脚短,一般说来没有青蛙灵活。 来自辞典例句
7 cloistered 4f1490b85c2b43f5160b7807f7d48ce9     
adj.隐居的,躲开尘世纷争的v.隐退,使与世隔绝( cloister的过去式和过去分词 )
  • the cloistered world of the university 与世隔绝的大学
  • She cloistered herself in the office. 她呆在办公室里好像与世隔绝一样。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 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。
9 prying a63afacc70963cb0fda72f623793f578     
adj.爱打听的v.打听,刺探(他人的私事)( pry的现在分词 );撬开
  • I'm sick of you prying into my personal life! 我讨厌你刺探我的私生活!
  • She is always prying into other people's affairs. 她总是打听别人的私事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 magpie oAqxF     
  • Now and then a magpie would call.不时有喜鹊的叫声。
  • This young man is really a magpie.这个年轻人真是饶舌。
11 perch 5u1yp     
  • The bird took its perch.鸟停歇在栖木上。
  • Little birds perch themselves on the branches.小鸟儿栖歇在树枝上。
12 ridge KDvyh     
  • We clambered up the hillside to the ridge above.我们沿着山坡费力地爬上了山脊。
  • The infantry were advancing to attack the ridge.步兵部队正在向前挺进攻打山脊。
13 etiquette Xiyz0     
  • The rules of etiquette are not so strict nowadays.如今的礼仪规则已不那么严格了。
  • According to etiquette,you should stand up to meet a guest.按照礼节你应该站起来接待客人。
14 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。
15 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。
16 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。
17 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。
18 sieve wEDy4     
  • We often shake flour through a sieve.我们经常用筛子筛面粉。
  • Finally,it is like drawing water with a sieve.到头来,竹篮打水一场空。
19 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。
20 groove JeqzD     
  • They're happy to stay in the same old groove.他们乐于墨守成规。
  • The cupboard door slides open along the groove.食橱门沿槽移开。
21 merge qCpxF     
  • I can merge my two small businesses into a large one.我可以将我的两家小商店合并为一家大商行。
  • The directors have decided to merge the two small firms together.董事们已决定把这两家小商号归并起来。
22 spotted 7FEyj     
  • The milkman selected the spotted cows,from among a herd of two hundred.牛奶商从一群200头牛中选出有斑点的牛。
  • Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks.山姆的商店屯积了有斑点的短袜。
23 abacus HyDza     
  • They also learned to use the abacus.他们还学习珠算。
  • The abacus is the ancestor of the modern computer.算盘是现代电脑的原型。
24 sip Oxawv     
  • She took a sip of the cocktail.她啜饮一口鸡尾酒。
  • Elizabeth took a sip of the hot coffee.伊丽莎白呷了一口热咖啡。
25 remarkable 8Vbx6     
  • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
  • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
26 poise ySTz9     
vt./vi. 平衡,保持平衡;n.泰然自若,自信
  • She hesitated briefly but quickly regained her poise.她犹豫片刻,但很快恢复了镇静。
  • Ballet classes are important for poise and grace.芭蕾课对培养优雅的姿仪非常重要。
27 grilling fda9f429e8dac4e73e506139874fd98f     
v.烧烤( grill的现在分词 );拷问,盘问
  • The minister faced a tough grilling at today's press conference. 部长在今天的记者招待会上受到了严厉的盘问。
  • He's grilling out there in the midday sun. 他在外面让中午火辣辣的太阳炙烤着。 来自《简明英汉词典》
28 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。
29 disturbance BsNxk     
  • He is suffering an emotional disturbance.他的情绪受到了困扰。
  • You can work in here without any disturbance.在这儿你可不受任何干扰地工作。
30 bins f61657e8b1aa35d4af30522a25c4df3a     
n.大储藏箱( bin的名词复数 );宽口箱(如面包箱,垃圾箱等)v.扔掉,丢弃( bin的第三人称单数 )
  • Garbage from all sources was deposited in bins on trolleys. 来自各方的垃圾是装在手推车上的垃圾箱里的。 来自辞典例句
  • Would you be pleased at the prospect of its being on sale in dump bins? 对于它将被陈列在倾销箱中抛售这件事,你能欣然接受吗? 来自辞典例句
31 slippers oiPzHV     
n. 拖鞋
  • a pair of slippers 一双拖鞋
  • He kicked his slippers off and dropped on to the bed. 他踢掉了拖鞋,倒在床上。
32 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。
33 itch 9aczc     
  • Shylock has an itch for money.夏洛克渴望发财。
  • He had an itch on his back.他背部发痒。
34 aloof wxpzN     
  • Never stand aloof from the masses.千万不可脱离群众。
  • On the evening the girl kept herself timidly aloof from the crowd.这小女孩在晚会上一直胆怯地远离人群。
35 bestow 9t3zo     
  • He wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.他希望将那些伟大的荣誉授予这位英雄。
  • What great inspiration wiII you bestow on me?你有什么伟大的灵感能馈赠给我?
36 communal VbcyU     
  • There was a communal toilet on the landing for the four flats.在楼梯平台上有一处公共卫生间供4套公寓使用。
  • The toilets and other communal facilities were in a shocking state.厕所及其他公共设施的状况极其糟糕。
37 tunes 175b0afea09410c65d28e4b62c406c21     
n.曲调,曲子( tune的名词复数 )v.调音( tune的第三人称单数 );调整;(给收音机、电视等)调谐;使协调
  • a potpourri of tunes 乐曲集锦
  • When things get a bit too much, she simply tunes out temporarily. 碰到事情太棘手时,她干脆暂时撒手不管。 来自《简明英汉词典》
38 melancholy t7rz8     
  • All at once he fell into a state of profound melancholy.他立即陷入无尽的忧思之中。
  • He felt melancholy after he failed the exam.这次考试没通过,他感到很郁闷。
39 hoarsely hoarsely     
  • "Excuse me," he said hoarsely. “对不起。”他用嘶哑的嗓子说。
  • Jerry hoarsely professed himself at Miss Pross's service. 杰瑞嘶声嘶气地表示愿为普洛丝小姐效劳。 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
40 oar EH0xQ     
  • The sailors oar slowly across the river.水手们慢慢地划过河去。
  • The blade of the oar was bitten off by a shark.浆叶被一条鲨鱼咬掉了。
41 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。
42 sneering 929a634cff0de62dfd69331a8e4dcf37     
  • "What are you sneering at?" “你冷笑什么?” 来自子夜部分
  • The old sorceress slunk in with a sneering smile. 老女巫鬼鬼崇崇地走进来,冷冷一笑。
43 smirking 77732e713628710e731112b76d5ec48d     
v.傻笑( smirk的现在分词 )
  • Major Pendennis, fresh and smirking, came out of his bedroom to his sitting-room. 潘登尼斯少校神采奕奕,笑容可掬地从卧室来到起居室。 来自辞典例句
  • The big doll, sitting in her new pram smirking, could hear it quite plainly. 大娃娃坐在崭新的童车里,满脸痴笑,能听得一清二楚。 来自辞典例句
44 emboldened 174550385d47060dbd95dd372c76aa22     
v.鼓励,使有胆量( embolden的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Emboldened by the wine, he went over to introduce himself to her. 他借酒壮胆,走上前去向她作自我介绍。
  • His success emboldened him to expand his business. 他有了成就因而激发他进一步扩展业务。 来自《简明英汉词典》
45 blurted fa8352b3313c0b88e537aab1fcd30988     
v.突然说出,脱口而出( blurt的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She blurted it out before I could stop her. 我还没来得及制止,她已脱口而出。
  • He blurted out the truth, that he committed the crime. 他不慎说出了真相,说是他犯了那个罪。 来自《简明英汉词典》
46 murky J1GyJ     
  • She threw it into the river's murky depths.她把它扔进了混浊的河水深处。
  • She had a decidedly murky past.她的历史背景令人捉摸不透。
47 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。
48 glazed 3sLzT8     
adj.光滑的,像玻璃的;上过釉的;呆滞无神的v.装玻璃( glaze的过去式);上釉于,上光;(目光)变得呆滞无神
  • eyes glazed with boredom 厌倦无神的眼睛
  • His eyes glazed over at the sight of her. 看到她时,他的目光就变得呆滞。 来自《简明英汉词典》
49 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》
50 aroma Nvfz9     
  • The whole house was filled with the aroma of coffee.满屋子都是咖啡的香味。
  • The air was heavy with the aroma of the paddy fields.稻花飘香。
51 giggle 4eNzz     
  • Both girls began to giggle.两个女孩都咯咯地笑了起来。
  • All that giggle and whisper is too much for me.我受不了那些咯咯的笑声和交头接耳的样子。
52 illuminated 98b351e9bc282af85e83e767e5ec76b8     
  • Floodlights illuminated the stadium. 泛光灯照亮了体育场。
  • the illuminated city at night 夜幕中万家灯火的城市
53 dough hkbzg     
  • She formed the dough into squares.她把生面团捏成四方块。
  • The baker is kneading dough.那位面包师在揉面。
54 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。
55 numbing ae96aa62e5bdbc7fc11dd1b0f158c93e     
adj.使麻木的,使失去感觉的v.使麻木,使麻痹( numb的现在分词 )
  • Watching television had a numbing effect on his mind. 看电视使他头脑麻木。
  • It was numbing work, requiring patience and dedication. 这是一种令人麻木的工作,需要有耐心和忘我精神。 来自辞典例句
56 ecstasy 9kJzY     
  • He listened to the music with ecstasy.他听音乐听得入了神。
  • Speechless with ecstasy,the little boys gazed at the toys.小孩注视着那些玩具,高兴得说不出话来。
57 exhaustion OPezL     
  • She slept the sleep of exhaustion.她因疲劳而酣睡。
  • His exhaustion was obvious when he fell asleep standing.他站着睡着了,显然是太累了。
58 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》
59 filth Cguzj     
  • I don't know how you can read such filth.我不明白你怎么会去读这种淫秽下流的东西。
  • The dialogue was all filth and innuendo.这段对话全是下流的言辞和影射。
60 gushing 313eef130292e797ea104703d9458f2d     
adj.迸出的;涌出的;喷出的;过分热情的v.喷,涌( gush的现在分词 );滔滔不绝地说话
  • blood gushing from a wound 从伤口冒出的血
  • The young mother was gushing over a baby. 那位年轻的母亲正喋喋不休地和婴儿说话。 来自《简明英汉词典》
61 curiously 3v0zIc     
  • He looked curiously at the people.他好奇地看着那些人。
  • He took long stealthy strides. His hands were curiously cold.他迈着悄没声息的大步。他的双手出奇地冷。
62 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》
63 instilled instilled     
v.逐渐使某人获得(某种可取的品质),逐步灌输( instill的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Nature has instilled in our minds an insatiable desire to see truth. 自然给我们心灵注入了永无休止的发现真理的欲望。 来自辞典例句
  • I instilled the need for kindness into my children. 我不断向孩子们灌输仁慈的必要。 来自辞典例句
64 stranded thfz18     
  • He was stranded in a strange city without money. 他流落在一个陌生的城市里, 身无分文,一筹莫展。
  • I was stranded in the strange town without money or friends. 我困在那陌生的城市,既没有钱,又没有朋友。
65 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。
66 pallid qSFzw     
  • The moon drifted from behind the clouds and exposed the pallid face.月亮从云朵后面钻出来,照着尸体那张苍白的脸。
  • His dry pallid face often looked gaunt.他那张干瘪苍白的脸常常显得憔悴。
67 gulping 0d120161958caa5168b07053c2b2fd6e     
v.狼吞虎咽地吃,吞咽( gulp的现在分词 );大口地吸(气);哽住
  • She crawled onto the river bank and lay there gulping in air. 她爬上河岸,躺在那里喘着粗气。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • And you'll even feel excited gulping down a glass. 你甚至可以感觉到激动下一杯。 来自互联网
68 crafty qzWxC     
  • He admired the old man for his crafty plan.他敬佩老者的神机妙算。
  • He was an accomplished politician and a crafty autocrat.他是个有造诣的政治家,也是个狡黠的独裁者。
69 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
70 grumble 6emzH     
  • I don't want to hear another grumble from you.我不愿再听到你的抱怨。
  • He could do nothing but grumble over the situation.他除了埋怨局势之外别无他法。
71 rant 9CYy4     
  • You can rant and rave at the fine,but you'll still have to pay it.你闹也好,骂也好,罚金还是得交。
  • If we rant on the net,the world is our audience.如果我们在网络上大声嚷嚷,全世界都是我们的听众。
72 rave MA8z9     
  • The drunkard began to rave again.这酒鬼又开始胡言乱语了。
  • Now I understand why readers rave about this book.我现明白读者为何对这本书赞不绝口了。
73 wagon XhUwP     
  • We have to fork the hay into the wagon.我们得把干草用叉子挑进马车里去。
  • The muddy road bemired the wagon.马车陷入了泥泞的道路。
74 fermented e1236246d968e9dda0f02e826f25e962     
v.(使)发酵( ferment的过去式和过去分词 );(使)激动;骚动;骚扰
  • When wine is fermented, it gives off gas. 酒发酵时发出气泡。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • His speeches fermented trouble among the workers. 他的演讲在工人中引起骚动。 来自辞典例句
75 mash o7Szl     
  • He beat the potato into a mash before eating it.他把马铃薯捣烂后再吃。
  • Whiskey,originating in Scotland,is distilled from a mash of grains.威士忌源于苏格兰,是从一种大麦芽提纯出来的。
76 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
77 vessel 4L1zi     
  • The vessel is fully loaded with cargo for Shanghai.这艘船满载货物驶往上海。
  • You should put the water into a vessel.你应该把水装入容器中。
78 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。
79 ooze 7v2y3     
  • Soon layer of oceanic ooze began to accumulate above the old hard layer.不久后海洋软泥层开始在老的硬地层上堆积。
  • Drip or ooze systems are common for pot watering.滴灌和渗灌系统一般也用于盆栽灌水。
80 varnish ni3w7     
  • He tried to varnish over the facts,but it was useless.他想粉饰事实,但那是徒劳的。
  • He applied varnish to the table.他给那张桌子涂上清漆。
81 spouts f7ccfb2e8ce10b4523cfa3327853aee2     
n.管口( spout的名词复数 );(喷出的)水柱;(容器的)嘴;在困难中v.(指液体)喷出( spout的第三人称单数 );滔滔不绝地讲;喋喋不休地说;喷水
  • A volcano spouts flame and lava. 火山喷出火焰和岩浆。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • The oil rushes up the tube and spouts up as a gusher. 石油会沿着钢管上涌,如同自喷井那样喷射出来。 来自辞典例句
82 beaks 66bf69cd5b0e1dfb0c97c1245fc4fbab     
n.鸟嘴( beak的名词复数 );鹰钩嘴;尖鼻子;掌权者
  • Baby cockatoos will have black eyes and soft, almost flexible beaks. 雏鸟凤头鹦鹉黑色的眼睛是柔和的,嘴几乎是灵活的。 来自互联网
  • Squid beaks are often found in the stomachs of sperm whales. 经常能在抹香鲸的胃里发现鱿鱼的嘴。 来自互联网
83 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。
84 greasy a64yV     
adj. 多脂的,油脂的
  • He bought a heavy-duty cleanser to clean his greasy oven.昨天他买了强力清洁剂来清洗油污的炉子。
  • You loathe the smell of greasy food when you are seasick.当你晕船时,你会厌恶油腻的气味。
85 distilling f3783a7378d04a2dd506fe5837220cb7     
n.蒸馏(作用)v.蒸馏( distil的过去式和过去分词 )( distilled的过去分词 );从…提取精华
  • Water can be made pure by distilling it. 水经蒸馏可变得纯净。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • More ammonium sulphate solution is being recovered in the process of distilling oil shale. 在提炼油页岩的过程中回收的硫酸铵液比过去多了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
86 averted 35a87fab0bbc43636fcac41969ed458a     
防止,避免( avert的过去式和过去分词 ); 转移
  • A disaster was narrowly averted. 及时防止了一场灾难。
  • Thanks to her skilful handling of the affair, the problem was averted. 多亏她对事情处理得巧妙,才避免了麻烦。
87 transparent Smhwx     
  • The water is so transparent that we can see the fishes swimming.水清澈透明,可以看到鱼儿游来游去。
  • The window glass is transparent.窗玻璃是透明的。
88 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》
89 bouquet pWEzA     
  • This wine has a rich bouquet.这种葡萄酒有浓郁的香气。
  • Her wedding bouquet consisted of roses and ivy.她的婚礼花篮包括玫瑰和长春藤。
90 aromatic lv9z8     
  • It has an agreeable aromatic smell.它有一种好闻的香味。
  • It is light,fruity aromatic and a perfect choice for ending a meal.它是口感轻淡,圆润,芳香的,用于结束一顿饭完美的选择。
91 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。
92 softened 19151c4e3297eb1618bed6a05d92b4fe     
(使)变软( soften的过去式和过去分词 ); 缓解打击; 缓和; 安慰
  • His smile softened slightly. 他的微笑稍柔和了些。
  • The ice cream softened and began to melt. 冰淇淋开始变软并开始融化。
93 suffused b9f804dd1e459dbbdaf393d59db041fc     
v.(指颜色、水气等)弥漫于,布满( suffuse的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Her face was suffused with colour. 她满脸通红。
  • Her eyes were suffused with warm, excited tears. 她激动地热泪盈眶。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
94 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。
95 irresistible n4CxX     
  • The wheel of history rolls forward with an irresistible force.历史车轮滚滚向前,势不可挡。
  • She saw an irresistible skirt in the store window.她看见商店的橱窗里有一条叫人着迷的裙子。
96 gaped 11328bb13d82388ec2c0b2bf7af6f272     
v.目瞪口呆地凝视( gape的过去式和过去分词 );张开,张大
  • A huge chasm gaped before them. 他们面前有个巨大的裂痕。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The front door was missing. A hole gaped in the roof. 前门不翼而飞,屋顶豁开了一个洞。 来自辞典例句
97 astonishment VvjzR     
  • They heard him give a loud shout of astonishment.他们听见他惊奇地大叫一声。
  • I was filled with astonishment at her strange action.我对她的奇怪举动不胜惊异。
98 numbly b49ba5a0808446b5a01ffd94608ff753     
  • Back at the rickshaw yard, he slept numbly for two days. 回到车厂,他懊睡了两天。 来自汉英文学 - 骆驼祥子
  • He heard it numbly, a little amazed at his audacity. 他自己也听得一呆,对自己的莽撞劲儿有点吃惊。 来自辞典例句
99 smirked e3dfaba83cd6d2a557bf188c3fc000e9     
v.傻笑( smirk的过去分词 )
  • He smirked at Tu Wei-yueh. 他对屠维岳狞笑。 来自子夜部分
  • He smirked in acknowledgement of their uncouth greetings, and sat down. 他皮笑肉不笑地接受了他的粗鲁的招呼,坐了下来。 来自辞典例句
100 taut iUazb     
  • The bowstring is stretched taut.弓弦绷得很紧。
  • Scarlett's taut nerves almost cracked as a sudden noise sounded in the underbrush near them. 思嘉紧张的神经几乎一下绷裂了,因为她听见附近灌木丛中突然冒出的一个声音。
101 wielding 53606bfcdd21f22ffbfd93b313b1f557     
手持着使用(武器、工具等)( wield的现在分词 ); 具有; 运用(权力); 施加(影响)
  • The rebels were wielding sticks of dynamite. 叛乱分子舞动着棒状炸药。
  • He is wielding a knife. 他在挥舞着一把刀。
102 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。
103 consummate BZcyn     
adj.完美的;v.成婚;使完美 [反]baffle
  • The restored jade burial suit fully reveals the consummate skill of the labouring people of ancient China.复原后的金缕玉衣充分显示出中国古代劳动人民的精湛工艺。
  • The actor's acting is consummate and he is loved by the audience.这位演员技艺精湛,深受观众喜爱。
104 awe WNqzC     
  • The sight filled us with awe.这景色使我们大为惊叹。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
105 sobbing df75b14f92e64fc9e1d7eaf6dcfc083a     
<主方>Ⅰ adj.湿透的
  • I heard a child sobbing loudly. 我听见有个孩子在呜呜地哭。
  • Her eyes were red with recent sobbing. 她的眼睛因刚哭过而发红。
106 Mandarin TorzdX     
  • Just over one billion people speak Mandarin as their native tongue.大约有十亿以上的人口以华语为母语。
  • Mandarin will be the new official language of the European Union.普通话会变成欧盟新的官方语言。
107 tormented b017cc8a8957c07bc6b20230800888d0     
  • The knowledge of his guilt tormented him. 知道了自己的罪责使他非常痛苦。
  • He had lain awake all night, tormented by jealousy. 他彻夜未眠,深受嫉妒的折磨。
108 followers 5c342ee9ce1bf07932a1f66af2be7652     
追随者( follower的名词复数 ); 用户; 契据的附面; 从动件
  • the followers of Mahatma Gandhi 圣雄甘地的拥护者
  • The reformer soon gathered a band of followers round him. 改革者很快就获得一群追随者支持他。
109 distilled 4e59b94e0e02e468188de436f8158165     
adj.由蒸馏得来的v.蒸馏( distil的过去式和过去分词 );从…提取精华
  • The televised interview was distilled from 16 hours of film. 那次电视采访是从16个小时的影片中选出的精华。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Gasoline is distilled from crude oil. 汽油是从原油中提炼出来的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
110 overcast cJ2xV     
  • The overcast and rainy weather found out his arthritis.阴雨天使他的关节炎发作了。
  • The sky is overcast with dark clouds.乌云满天。
111 mellow F2iyP     
  • These apples are mellow at this time of year.每年这时节,苹果就熟透了。
  • The colours become mellow as the sun went down.当太阳落山时,色彩变得柔和了。
112 volatile tLQzQ     
  • With the markets being so volatile,investments are at great risk.由于市场那么变化不定,投资冒着很大的风险。
  • His character was weak and volatile.他这个人意志薄弱,喜怒无常。
113 rinsing cc80e70477186de83e96464130c222ba     
n.清水,残渣v.漂洗( rinse的现在分词 );冲洗;用清水漂洗掉(肥皂泡等);(用清水)冲掉
  • Pablo made a swishing noise rinsing wine in his mouth. 巴勃罗用酒漱着口,发出咕噜噜噜的声音。 来自辞典例句
  • The absorption of many molecular layers could be reestablished by rinsing the foils with tap water. 多分子层的吸附作用可用自来水淋洗金属箔而重新实现。 来自辞典例句
114 joyful N3Fx0     
  • She was joyful of her good result of the scientific experiments.她为自己的科学实验取得好成果而高兴。
  • They were singing and dancing to celebrate this joyful occasion.他们唱着、跳着庆祝这令人欢乐的时刻。


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