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TWO Sorghum Wine 10
THE TWENTY-THIRD day of the twelfth month in the year 1923; the Kitchen God is sent to heavento make his report. A member of Spotted1 Neck’s gang had kidnapped my grandma that morning.
The ransom2 demand was received in the afternoon: the distillery was to pay one thousand silverdollars for the hostage’s safe return. If they failed to do so, they could retrieve3 her body from theTemple of the Earth God at the eastern edge of Li Village.
By rummaging4 through chests and cupboards, Granddad scraped together two thousand silverdollars, which he stuffed into a flour sack and told Uncle Arhat to deliver on one of the mules6.
‘Didn’t they only ask for one thousand?’
‘Just do as I say.’
Uncle Arhat left on the mule7.
Uncle Arhat returned with my grandma before nightfall, escorted by two mounted bandits withrifles slung8 over their backs.
When they spotted Granddad they said, ‘Proprietor9, our leader says you can sleep with the gateopen from now on!’
Granddad told Uncle Arhat to fetch a crock of the piss-enhanced wine for the bandits to takeback with them. ‘See what your leader thinks of this wine,’ he said. Then he escorted the banditsto the edge of the village.
When he returned home, he closed the gate, the front door, and the bedroom door behind him.
He and Grandma lay on the kang in each other’s arms. ‘Spotted Neck didn’t take advantage ofyou, did he?’
Grandma shook her head, but tears rolled down her cheeks.
‘What’s wrong? Did he rape5 you?’
She buried her head in his chest. ‘He?.?.?. he felt my breast.?.?.?.’
Granddad stood up angrily. ‘The baby, is he all right?’
Grandma nodded.
In the spring of 1924, Granddad rode his mule on a secret trip to Qingdao, where he bought twopistols and five thousand cartridges10. One of the repeaters was German-made, called a ‘waist-drum’, the other a Spanish ‘goosehead’.
After returning with the pistols, he locked himself up in his room for three days, breaking theweapons down and putting them back together over and over and over. With the coming ofspring, the ice in the river melted, and fish that had spent a suffocating11 winter at the bottom swamsleepily to the surface to bask12 in the sun. Granddad took the pistols and a basketful of cartridgesdown to the river, where he spent the entire spring picking off fish. When there were no morelarge ones, he went after little ones. If he had an audience, he shot wildly, hitting nothing; but ifhe was alone, each round smashed a fish’s head. Summer arrived, and the sorghum13 grew.
It poured rain on the seventh night of the seventh month, complete with thunder and lightning.
Grandma handed Father, who was nearly four months old, to Passion and followed Granddadinto the shop in the eastern compound, where they closed the doors and windows and had UncleArhat light the lamp. Grandma laid out seven copper14 coins on the counter in the shape of a plumblossom. Granddad swaggered back and forth15 beyond the counter, then spun16 around, drew hispistols, and began firing – pow pow, pow pow, pow pow pow – seven rapid shots. The coins flewup against the wall; three bullets fell to the floor, the other four were stuck in the wall.
Grandma and Granddad walked up to the counter, where they held up the lantern and sawthere wasn’t a mark on the surface.
He had perfected his ‘seven-plum-blossom skill’.
Granddad rode the black mule up to the wine shop on the eastern edge of the village. Cobwebsdotted the frame of the door, which he pushed open and walked inside. A strong smell ofputrefaction made his head reel. Covering his nose with his sleeve, he looked around. The fat oldman was sitting beneath the beam, a noose17 around his neck. His eyes were open; his black tonguewas sticking out through parted lips.
Granddad spat18 twice to clear out his mouth and led the mule to the edge of the village wherehe stood thoughtfully for a long time, while the mule pawed the ground and swished its hairlesstail to drive away swarms19 of black flies as big as beans. Finally, he mounted the mule, whichstretched out its neck and began heading home; but Granddad jerked back the icy metal bit in itsmouth and smacked20 it on the rump, turning down the path by the sorghum field.
The little wooden bridge over the Black Water River was still intact at the time, and whitecapsfrom the swollen21 river splashed up onto the bridge planks22. The roar of the river frightened themule, which balked23 at the bridgehead and refused to cross, even when Granddad showed it hisfists. So he rose up in the saddle and sat down hard, forcing the mule to trot24 out into the middle ofthe bridge, its back sagging25. He reined26 it to a halt. A shallow layer of clear water washed acrossthe planks, and a red-tailed carp as thick as a man’s arm leaped out of the water west of thebridge, describing a rainbow in the air before splashing into the water on the eastern side.
Granddad watched the westward27 flow of water as it washed the mule’s hooves clean. The mulelowered its lips to touch the spray above the churning water, which splashed its long, narrowface. It closed its nostrils28 and bared its white, even teeth.
Green-tipped sorghum on the southern bank waved in the wind as Granddad rode eastwardalong the riverbank. When the sun was directly overhead, he dismounted and led the animal intothe sorghum field. The black, rain-soaked earth was like a gooey paste that swallowed up themule’s hooves and covered Granddad’s feet. The mule struggled to keep its heavy body movingforward. White puffs29 of air and green, powdery froth shot from the animal’s nostrils. Thepungent, vinegary smell of sweat and the putrid30 stench of black mud made Granddad feel likesneezing. He and his mule parted the dense31, tender green sorghum to clear a lane through thefield; but the stalks righted themselves slowly, leaving no sign that anyone had passed by. Waterseeped from the ground where they had walked, quickly filling the indentations.
Granddad’s legs and the mule’s belly32 were splattered with mud. The sound of their movementwas harsh and grating in the stifling33 air of the field, where the sorghum grew unchecked. Beforelong, Granddad was breathing hard; his throat was parched34, his tongue sticky and foul-tasting.
Having no more perspiration35 to sweat, his pores oozed36 a sticky liquid like pine oil, which stunghis skin. The sharp sorghum leaves cut his bare neck.
The angered mule kept shaking his head, wanting desperately37 to leap into the air and gallopalong the tips of the sorghum, or, like our other black mule, to be at the trough feeding wearily ona mixture of sorghum leaves and scorched38 grain.
Granddad walked confidently and steadfastly39 down a furrow40, his plan well thought out. Themule, whose eyes were watering from brushing up against sorghum leaves, kept looking at itsmaster, sometimes sadly, sometimes angrily, as it was led through the field. Fresh footprintsappeared on the ground in front of them, and Granddad detected traces of the smell he had beenanticipating. The mule shortened the distance between them, still snorting, still weaving its bulkybody among the sorghum stalks. Granddad coughed, more loudly than necessary, and a wave ofintoxicating fragrance41 wafted42 towards him from up ahead. He knew, his sixth sense told him, thathe was a mere43 step or two from the spot that had obsessed44 him for so long.
Granddad followed the trail without having to look at the footprints. He sang out to break thestillness: ‘. . . One horse far away from the state of Xiliang?.?.?.’
He sensed footsteps behind him, but kept walking, as though blissfully ignorant. Suddenly ahard object poked45 him in the ribs46. He raised his hands compliantly47. Hands reached into his shirtand removed his pistols. A strip of black cloth was wrapped around his eyes.
‘I want to see your chief,’ he said.
A bandit wrapped his arms around Granddad, picked him up off the ground, and spun himaround for a minute or two, then let him fall hard onto the spongy black ground. His forehead andhands covered with mud, he climbed to his feet by grabbing on to a stalk of sorghum; his earswere ringing and he saw a flash of green, then a flash of black. He could hear the heavingbreathing of the man beside him. The bandit broke off a stalk of sorghum and thrust one end intoGranddad’s hand. ‘Let’s go!’ he said.
Granddad heard the footsteps of the bandits behind him and a sucking sound as the mulepulled its hooves out of the gooey mud. When the bandit removed Granddad’s blindfold48, hecovered his eyes with his hands, squeezed out a dozen or so tears, then let his hands drop. In frontof him was a camp trampled49 out of the sorghum. A dozen men with rain capes50 over theirshoulders stood in front of the two tents, where a man sat on a wooden stump52; there was a bigspot on his neck.
‘Where’s your leader?’
‘Are you the proprietor of the distillery?’ Spotted Neck asked him.
‘What do you want here?’
‘To pay my respects to an expert and learn from him.’
Spotted Neck sneered53. ‘Don’t you go down to the river to shoot fish for target practice everyday?’
‘I can’t get the knack54 of it.’
Spotted Neck held up Granddad’s pistols and looked down the barrels, then cocked them.
‘Fine weapons. What are you practising with these for?’
‘To use on Nine Dreams Cao.’
‘Isn’t he your old lady’s foster-dad?’
‘He gave me three hundred and fifty lashes55 with the sole of his shoe! All because of you.’
Spotted Neck laughed. ‘You murdered two men and took possession of their woman. Youdeserve to have your head lopped off.’
‘He gave me three hundred and fifty lashes!’
Spotted Neck raised his right hand and pulled off three quick shots – pow pow pow – then didthe same with his left. Granddad sat down hard on the ground, buried his head in his arms, andscreeched. The bandits roared with laughter.
‘How could a scared rabbit like that murder anyone?’ Spotted Neck wondered aloud.
‘He saves his courage for sex,’ one of the bandits said.
‘Go home and take care of business,’ Spotted Neck said. ‘Now that the Gook is dead, yourhome will be the contact point.’
‘I want to learn how to shoot so I can kill Nine Dreams Cao!’ Granddad repeated.
‘I hold the life of Nine Dreams Cao in the palm of my hand, and I can take it from him anytime I want,’ Spotted Neck said.
‘Does that mean I’ve wasted my time coming here?’ Granddad asked unhappily.
Spotted Neck tossed Granddad’s two pistols to him. He barely caught one; the other landed onthe ground, its muzzle56 buried in the mud. He picked it up, shook off the mud, and wiped thebarrel on his sleeve.
One of the bandits walked up to blindfold Granddad, but Spotted Neck waved him off. ‘Noneed for that,’ he said as he stood up. ‘Come on, let’s take a bath in the river. We’ll walk part ofthe way with the proprietor here.’
One of the bandits led the mule. Granddad fell in behind the animal, followed by Spotted Neckand his gang of bandits. When they reached the riverbank, Spotted Neck looked at Granddadwith a cold glint in his eyes. Granddad wiped the mud and sweat from his face. ‘I guess I waswrong to come,’ he said, ‘wrong to come. This heat’s enough to kill a man.’
He took off his muddy clothes, casually57 tossed the two pistols onto the pile of clothing, thenran down to the river and dived in, splashing around like a fritter in hot oil. His head bobbed upand down; his arms flailed58 like those of a man trying to pull up a clump59 of water grass.
‘Doesn’t he know how to swim?’ one of the bandits asked.
Spotted Neck just snorted.
‘He’ll drown, chief!’
‘Go in and drag him out!’ Spotted Neck ordered.
Four bandits dived in and carried Granddad, who had swallowed a caskful of water, up to thebank, where he lay like a dead man.
‘Bring his mule over,’ Spotted Neck said.
One of the men led the mule over.
‘Lay him across the mule’s back,’ Spotted Neck said.
The bandits lifted him up onto the mule’s back, his bloated belly pressing down on the saddle.
‘Make it run!’ Spotted Neck said.
With one bandit leading the mule, another behind, and two more holding on to Granddad, themule trotted60 down the riverbank; by the time it had travelled about the distance of two arrowshots, a murky61 column of water shot out of Granddad’s mouth.
The bandits lifted Granddad off the mule and laid him out naked on the dike62. He looked up atthe tall, hulking Spotted Neck with eyes as dull as those of a dead fish.
Spotted Neck removed his rain cape51 and said with a friendly smile, ‘You just got a new leaseon life, young man.’
Granddad’s ashen63 cheeks twitched64 painfully.
Spotted Neck and his men stripped and dived into the river. Excellent swimmers, they had afrolicking water fight, sending sprays of the Black Water River flying in all directions.
Slowly Granddad got to his feet and draped Spotted Neck’s rain cape over his shoulders. Afterblowing his nose and clearing his throat, he flexed65 his arms and legs. His saddle was drippingwet, so he dried it off with Spotted Neck’s clothes. The mule touchingly66 stretched its satiny,glistening neck towards Granddad. He patted it. ‘Be patient, Blackie, be patient.’
Granddad picked up his pistols as the bandits swam towards the riverbank like a flock ofducks. He fired seven shots in perfect cadence67. The brains and blood of seven bandits werespattered across the cruel, heartless waters of the Black Water River.
Granddad fired seven more shots.
By then Spotted Neck had crawled up onto the shore. The Black Water River had washed hisskin as clean as a snowflake. Standing68 fearlessly in a clump of yellowing grass at the river’sedge, he commented with considerable admiration69, ‘Nice shooting!’
The blazing, golden sun lit up the drops of water rolling down his naked body.
‘Spotty,’ Granddad asked him, ‘did you touch my woman?’
‘What a rotten shame!’
‘What got you into this business, anyway?’
‘You won’t die in bed,’ Spotted Neck replied.
‘Aren’t you going back in the water?’
Spotted Neck backed up until he was standing in the shallow water. ‘Shoot me here,’ he said,pointing to his heart. ‘The head is so messy!’
‘All right,’ Granddad agreed.
The seven bullets Granddad fired surely turned Spotted Neck’s heart into a honeycomb. Hemerely moaned once as he fell backward, his legs sticking out of the water like fins70 for a momentbefore he sank to the bottom like a fish.
The following morning, Granddad and Grandma rode their black mules over to the home ofGreat-Granddad, who was melting silver into longevity71 ingots. When they burst in on him, heknocked over the smelting72 kettle in alarm.
‘I hear Nine Dreams Cao rewarded you with ten silver dollars,’ Granddad said.
‘Spare me, worthy73 son-in-law.?.?.?.’ Great-Granddad fell to his knees.
Granddad took out ten silver dollars and stacked them on Great-Granddad’s shiny scalp.
‘Hold your head up straight, and don’t move!’ he demanded.
He moved back a few steps. Pow pow. Two silver dollars sailed into the air.
Two more shots sent two more silver dollars flying.
Before Granddad had fired ten shots, Great-Granddad lay in a blubbering heap on the floor.
Grandma took out a hundred silver dollars and tossed them on the floor, which shone likesilver.


1 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。
2 ransom tTYx9     
  • We'd better arrange the ransom right away.我们最好马上把索取赎金的事安排好。
  • The kidnappers exacted a ransom of 10000 from the family.绑架者向这家人家勒索10000英镑的赎金。
3 retrieve ZsYyp     
  • He was determined to retrieve his honor.他决心恢复名誉。
  • The men were trying to retrieve weapons left when the army abandoned the island.士兵们正试图找回军队从该岛撤退时留下的武器。
4 rummaging e9756cfbffcc07d7dc85f4b9eea73897     
翻找,搜寻( rummage的现在分词 ); 海关检查
  • She was rummaging around in her bag for her keys. 她在自己的包里翻来翻去找钥匙。
  • Who's been rummaging through my papers? 谁乱翻我的文件来着?
5 rape PAQzh     
  • The rape of the countryside had a profound ravage on them.对乡村的掠夺给他们造成严重创伤。
  • He was brought to court and charged with rape.他被带到法庭并被指控犯有强奸罪。
6 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。
7 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。
8 slung slung     
抛( sling的过去式和过去分词 ); 吊挂; 遣送; 押往
  • He slung the bag over his shoulder. 他把包一甩,挎在肩上。
  • He stood up and slung his gun over his shoulder. 他站起来把枪往肩上一背。
9 proprietor zR2x5     
  • The proprietor was an old acquaintance of his.业主是他的一位旧相识。
  • The proprietor of the corner grocery was a strange thing in my life.拐角杂货店店主是我生活中的一个怪物。
10 cartridges 17207f2193d1e05c4c15f2938c82898d     
子弹( cartridge的名词复数 ); (打印机的)墨盒; 录音带盒; (唱机的)唱头
  • computer consumables such as disks and printer cartridges 如磁盘、打印机墨盒之类的电脑耗材
  • My new video game player came with three game cartridges included. 我的新电子游戏机附有三盘游戏带。
11 suffocating suffocating     
  • After a few weeks with her parents, she felt she was suffocating.和父母呆了几个星期后,她感到自己毫无自由。
  • That's better. I was suffocating in that cell of a room.这样好些了,我刚才在那个小房间里快闷死了。
12 bask huazK     
  • Turtles like to bask in the sun.海龟喜欢曝于阳光中。
  • In winter afternoons,he likes to bask in the sun in his courtyard.冬日的午后,他喜欢坐在院子晒太阳。
13 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。
14 copper HZXyU     
  • The students are asked to prove the purity of copper.要求学生们检验铜的纯度。
  • Copper is a good medium for the conduction of heat and electricity.铜是热和电的良导体。
15 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。
16 spun kvjwT     
  • His grandmother spun him a yarn at the fire.他奶奶在火炉边给他讲故事。
  • Her skilful fingers spun the wool out to a fine thread.她那灵巧的手指把羊毛纺成了细毛线。
17 noose 65Zzd     
  • They tied a noose round her neck.他们在她脖子上系了一个活扣。
  • A hangman's noose had already been placed around his neck.一个绞刑的绳圈已经套在他的脖子上。
18 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。
19 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。
20 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。
21 swollen DrcwL     
  • Her legs had got swollen from standing up all day.因为整天站着,她的双腿已经肿了。
  • A mosquito had bitten her and her arm had swollen up.蚊子叮了她,她的手臂肿起来了。
22 planks 534a8a63823ed0880db6e2c2bc03ee4a     
(厚)木板( plank的名词复数 ); 政纲条目,政策要点
  • The house was built solidly of rough wooden planks. 这房子是用粗木板牢固地建造的。
  • We sawed the log into planks. 我们把木头锯成了木板。
23 balked 9feaf3d3453e7f0c289e129e4bd6925d     
v.畏缩不前,犹豫( balk的过去式和过去分词 );(指马)不肯跑
  • He balked in his speech. 他忽然中断讲演。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • They balked the robber's plan. 他们使强盗的计划受到挫败。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
24 trot aKBzt     
n.疾走,慢跑;n.老太婆;现成译本;(复数)trots:腹泻(与the 连用);v.小跑,快步走,赶紧
  • They passed me at a trot.他们从我身边快步走过。
  • The horse broke into a brisk trot.马突然快步小跑起来。
25 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。
26 reined 90bca18bd35d2cee2318d494d6abfa96     
勒缰绳使(马)停步( rein的过去式和过去分词 ); 驾驭; 严格控制; 加强管理
  • Then, all of a sudden, he reined up his tired horse. 这时,他突然把疲倦的马勒住了。
  • The officer reined in his horse at a crossroads. 军官在十字路口勒住了马。
27 westward XIvyz     
  • We live on the westward slope of the hill.我们住在这座山的西山坡。
  • Explore westward or wherever.向西或到什么别的地方去勘探。
28 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。
29 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
30 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。
31 dense aONzX     
  • The general ambushed his troops in the dense woods. 将军把部队埋伏在浓密的树林里。
  • The path was completely covered by the dense foliage. 小路被树叶厚厚地盖了一层。
32 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。
33 stifling dhxz7C     
  • The weather is stifling. It looks like rain. 今天太闷热,光景是要下雨。
  • We were stifling in that hot room with all the windows closed. 我们在那间关着窗户的热屋子里,简直透不过气来。
34 parched 2mbzMK     
  • Hot winds parched the crops.热风使庄稼干透了。
  • The land in this region is rather dry and parched.这片土地十分干燥。
35 perspiration c3UzD     
  • It is so hot that my clothes are wet with perspiration.天太热了,我的衣服被汗水湿透了。
  • The perspiration was running down my back.汗从我背上淌下来。
36 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》
37 desperately cu7znp     
  • He was desperately seeking a way to see her again.他正拼命想办法再见她一面。
  • He longed desperately to be back at home.他非常渴望回家。
38 scorched a5fdd52977662c80951e2b41c31587a0     
烧焦,烤焦( scorch的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(植物)枯萎,把…晒枯; 高速行驶; 枯焦
  • I scorched my dress when I was ironing it. 我把自己的连衣裙熨焦了。
  • The hot iron scorched the tablecloth. 热熨斗把桌布烫焦了。
39 steadfastly xhKzcv     
  • So he sat, with a steadfastly vacant gaze, pausing in his work. 他就像这样坐着,停止了工作,直勾勾地瞪着眼。 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
  • Defarge and his wife looked steadfastly at one another. 德伐日和他的妻子彼此凝视了一会儿。 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
40 furrow X6dyf     
  • The tractor has make deep furrow in the loose sand.拖拉机在松软的沙土上留下了深深的车辙。
  • Mei did not weep.She only bit her lips,and the furrow in her brow deepened.梅埋下头,她咬了咬嘴唇皮,额上的皱纹显得更深了。
41 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。
42 wafted 67ba6873c287bf9bad4179385ab4d457     
v.吹送,飘送,(使)浮动( waft的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The sound of their voices wafted across the lake. 他们的声音飘过湖面传到了另一边。
  • A delicious smell of freshly baked bread wafted across the garden. 花园中飘过一股刚出炉面包的香味。 来自《简明英汉词典》
43 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。
44 obsessed 66a4be1417f7cf074208a6d81c8f3384     
  • He's obsessed by computers. 他迷上了电脑。
  • The fear of death obsessed him throughout his old life. 他晚年一直受着死亡恐惧的困扰。
45 poked 87f534f05a838d18eb50660766da4122     
v.伸出( poke的过去式和过去分词 );戳出;拨弄;与(某人)性交
  • She poked him in the ribs with her elbow. 她用胳膊肘顶他的肋部。
  • His elbow poked out through his torn shirt sleeve. 他的胳膊从衬衫的破袖子中露了出来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
46 ribs 24fc137444401001077773555802b280     
n.肋骨( rib的名词复数 );(船或屋顶等的)肋拱;肋骨状的东西;(织物的)凸条花纹
  • He suffered cracked ribs and bruising. 他断了肋骨还有挫伤。
  • Make a small incision below the ribs. 在肋骨下方切开一个小口。
47 compliantly 5649a827f33c30b2fde0b6973d8a3355     
  • Also some faces be reluctant, still received the past partly compliantly finally, occasion is very awkward. 也有的面露难色,最后还是半推半就地接了过去,场面非常尴尬。 来自互联网
48 blindfold blindfold     
vt.蒙住…的眼睛;adj.盲目的;adv.盲目地;n.蒙眼的绷带[布等]; 障眼物,蒙蔽人的事物
  • They put a blindfold on a horse.他们给马蒙上遮眼布。
  • I can do it blindfold.我闭着眼睛都能做。
49 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。
50 capes 2a2d1f6d8808b81a9484709d3db50053     
碎谷; 斗篷( cape的名词复数 ); 披肩; 海角; 岬
  • It was cool and they were putting on their capes. 夜里阴冷,他们都穿上了披风。
  • The pastor smiled to give son's two Capes five cents money. 牧师微笑着给了儿子二角五分钱。
51 cape ITEy6     
  • I long for a trip to the Cape of Good Hope.我渴望到好望角去旅行。
  • She was wearing a cape over her dress.她在外套上披着一件披肩。
52 stump hGbzY     
  • He went on the stump in his home state.他到故乡所在的州去发表演说。
  • He used the stump as a table.他把树桩用作桌子。
53 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。
54 knack Jx9y4     
  • He has a knack of teaching arithmetic.他教算术有诀窍。
  • Making omelettes isn't difficult,but there's a knack to it.做煎蛋饼并不难,但有窍门。
55 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》
56 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。
57 casually UwBzvw     
  • She remarked casually that she was changing her job.她当时漫不经心地说要换工作。
  • I casually mentioned that I might be interested in working abroad.我不经意地提到我可能会对出国工作感兴趣。
58 flailed 08ff56d84987a1c68a231614181f4293     
v.鞭打( flail的过去式和过去分词 );用连枷脱粒;(臂或腿)无法控制地乱动;扫雷坦克
  • The boys flailed around on the floor. 男孩子们在地板上任意地动来动去。
  • The prisoner's limbs flailed violently because of the pain. 那囚犯因为疼痛,四肢剧烈地抖动着。 来自《简明英汉词典》
59 clump xXfzH     
  • A stream meandered gently through a clump of trees.一条小溪从树丛中蜿蜒穿过。
  • It was as if he had hacked with his thick boots at a clump of bluebells.仿佛他用自己的厚靴子无情地践踏了一丛野风信子。
60 trotted 6df8e0ef20c10ef975433b4a0456e6e1     
小跑,急走( trot的过去分词 ); 匆匆忙忙地走
  • She trotted her pony around the field. 她骑着小马绕场慢跑。
  • Anne trotted obediently beside her mother. 安妮听话地跟在妈妈身边走。
61 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。
62 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。
63 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。
64 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》
65 flexed 703e75e8210e20f0cb60ad926085640e     
adj.[医]曲折的,屈曲v.屈曲( flex的过去式和过去分词 );弯曲;(为准备大干而)显示实力;摩拳擦掌
  • He stretched and flexed his knees to relax himself. 他伸屈膝关节使自己放松一下。 来自辞典例句
  • He flexed his long stringy muscles manfully. 他孔武有力地弯起膀子,显露出细长条的肌肉。 来自辞典例句
66 touchingly 72fd372d0f854f9c9785e625d91ed4ba     
  • Aunt Polly knelt down and prayed for Tom so touchingly. 波莉姨妈跪下来,为汤姆祈祷,很令人感动。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Rather touchingly, he suggested the names of some professors who had known him at Duke University. 他还相当令人感动地提出了公爵大学里对他有了解的几个教授的名字。 来自辞典例句
67 cadence bccyi     
  • He delivered his words in slow,measured cadences.他讲话缓慢而抑扬顿挫、把握有度。
  • He liked the relaxed cadence of his retired life.他喜欢退休生活的悠闲的节奏。
68 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。
69 admiration afpyA     
  • He was lost in admiration of the beauty of the scene.他对风景之美赞不绝口。
  • We have a great admiration for the gold medalists.我们对金牌获得者极为敬佩。
70 fins 6a19adaf8b48d5db4b49aef2b7e46ade     
  • The level of TNF-α positively correlated with BMI,FPG,HbA1C,TG,FINS and IRI,but not with SBP and DBP. TNF-α水平与BMI、FPG、HbA1C、TG、FINS和IRI呈显著正相关,与SBP、DBP无相关。 来自互联网
  • Fins are a feature specific to fish. 鱼鳍是鱼类特有的特征。 来自辞典例句
71 longevity C06xQ     
  • Good habits promote longevity.良好的习惯能增长寿命。
  • Human longevity runs in families.人类的长寿具有家族遗传性。
72 smelting da3aff64f83e01ef85af6da3b7d675d5     
n.熔炼v.熔炼,提炼(矿石)( smelt的现在分词 )
  • a method of smelting iron 一种炼铁方法
  • Fire provided a means of smelting ores. 火提供了熔炼矿石的手段。 来自辞典例句
73 worthy vftwB     
  • I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我认为他不值得信赖。
  • There occurred nothing that was worthy to be mentioned.没有值得一提的事发生。


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