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CHAPTER IX NONRESISTANCE
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 “Long distance calling you, Mr. Stull. One moment, please.... Here’s your party,” concluded the operator.
 
Stull, huddled1 sleepily on his bed, picked up the transmitter from the table beside him with a frightful2 yawn.
 
“Who is it?” he inquired sourly.
 
“It’s me—Ben!”
 
“Say, Eddie, have a heart, will you! I need the sleep––”
 
Brandes’ voice was almost jovial3:
 
“Wake up, you poor tout4! It’s nearly noon––”
 
“Well, wasn’t I singing hymns5 with Doc and Cap till breakfast time? And believe me, we trimmed the Senator’s bunch! They’ve got their transportation back to Albany, and that’s about all––”
 
“Careful what you say. I’m talking from the Gayfield House. The Parson got here all right. He’s just left. He’ll tell you about things. Listen, Ben, the chauffeur6 you sent me from Saratoga got here last evening, too. I went out with him and he drives all right. Did you look him up?”
 
“Now, how could I look him up when you gave me only a day to get him for you?”
 
“Did he have references?”
 
“Sure, a wad of them. But I couldn’t verify them.”
 
“Who is he?”
 
“I forget his name. You ought to know it by now.”89
 
“How did you get him?”
 
“Left word at the desk. An hour later he came to my room with a couple of bums7. I told him about the job. I told him you wanted a chauffeur willing to go abroad. He said he was all that and then some. So I sent him on. Anything you don’t fancy about him?”
 
“Nothing, I guess. He seems all right. Only I like to know about a man––”
 
“How can I find out if you don’t give me time?”
 
“All right, Ben. I guess he’ll do. By the way, I’m starting for town in ten minutes.”
 
“What’s the idea?”
 
“Ask the Parson. Have you any other news except that you killed that Albany bunch of grafters?”
 
“No.... Yes! But it ain’t good news. I was going to call you soon as I waked up––”
 
“What’s the trouble?”
 
“There ain’t any trouble—yet. But a certain party has showed up here—a very smooth young man whose business is hunting trouble. Get me?”
 
After a silence Stull repeated:
 
“Get me, Eddie?”
 
“No.”
 
“Listen. A certain slippery party––”
 
“Who, damn it? Talk out. I’m in a hurry.”
 
“Very well, then. Maxy Venem is here!”
 
The name of his wife’s disbarred attorney sent a chill over Brandes.
 
“What’s he doing in Saratoga?” he demanded.
 
“I’m trying to find out. He was to the races yesterday. He seen Doc. Of course Doc hadn’t laid eyes on you for a year. Oh, no, indeed! Heard you was somewhere South, down and out. I don’t guess Maxy was 90fooled none. What we done here in Saratoga is growing too big to hush8 up––”
 
“What we’ve done? Whad’ye mean, we? I told you to work by yourself quietly, Ben, and keep me out of it.”
 
“That’s what I done. Didn’t I circulate the news that you and me had quit partnership9? And even then you wouldn’t take my advice. Oh, no. You must show up here at the track with a young lady––”
 
“How long has Maxy Venem been in Saratoga?” snapped Brandes.
 
“He told Doc he just come, but Cap found out he’d been here a week. All I hope is he didn’t see you with the Brookhollow party––”
 
“Do you think he did?”
 
“Listen, Eddie. Max is a smooth guy––”
 
“Find out what he knows! Do you hear?”
 
“Who? Me? Me try to make Maxy Venem talk? That snake? If he isn’t on to you now, that would be enough to put him wise. Act like you had sense, Eddie. Call that other matter off and slide for town––”
 
“I can’t, Ben.”
 
“You got to!”
 
“I can’t, I tell you.”
 
“You’re nutty in the head! Don’t you suppose that Max is wise to what I’ve been doing here? And don’t you suppose he knows damn well that you’re back of whatever I do? If you ain’t crazy you’ll call that party off for a while.”
 
Brandes’ even voice over the telephone sounded a trifle unnatural10, almost hoarse11:
 
“I can’t call it off. It’s done.”
 
“What’s done?”
 
“What I told you I was going to do.”91
 
“That!”
 
“The Parson married us.”
 
“Oh!”
 
“Wait! Parson Smawley married us, in church, assisted by the local dominie. I didn’t count on the dominie. It was her father’s idea. He butted12 in.”
 
“Then is it—is it––?”
 
“That’s what I’m not sure about. You see, the Parson did it, but the dominie stuck around. Whether he got a half nelson on me I don’t know till I ask. Anyway, I expected to clinch13 things—later—so it doesn’t really matter, unless Max Venem means bad. Does he, do you think?”
 
“He always does, Eddie.”
 
“Yes, I know. Well, then, I’ll wait for a cable from you. And if I’ve got to take three months off in Paris, why I’ve got to—that’s all.”
 
“Good God! What about Stein? What about the theaytre?”
 
“You’ll handle it for the first three months.... Say, I’ve got to go, now. I think she’s waiting––”
 
“Who?”
 
“My—wife.”
 
“Oh!”
 
“Yes. The chauffeur took her back to the house in the car to put something in her suitcase that she forgot. I’m waiting for her here at the Gayfield House. We’re on our way to town. Going to motor in. Our trunks have gone by rail.”
 
After a silence, Stull’s voice sounded again, tense, constrained14:
 
“You better go aboard tonight.”
 
“That’s right, too.”
 
“What’s your ship?”92
 
“Lusitania.”
 
“What’ll I tell Stein?”
 
“Tell him I’ll be back in a month. You look out for my end. I’ll be back in time.”
 
“Will you cable me?”
 
“Sure. And if you get any later information about Max today, call me at the Knickerbocker. We’ll dine there and then go aboard.”
 
“I get you.... Say, Eddie, I’m that worried! If this break of yours don’t kill our luck––”
 
“Don’t you believe it! I’m going to fight for what I got till someone hands me the count. She’s the first thing I ever wanted. I’ve got her and I guess I can keep her.... And listen: there’s nothing like her in all God’s world!”
 
“When did you do—it?” demanded Stull, coldly.
 
“This morning at eleven. I just stepped over here to the garage. I’m talking to you from the bar. She’s back by this time and waiting, I guess. So take care of yourself till I see you.”
 
“Same to you, Eddie. And be leery of Max. He’s bad. When they disbar a man like that he’s twice as dangerous as he was. His ex-partner, Abe Grittlefeld, is a certain party’s attorney of record. Ask yourself what you’d be up against if that pair of wolves get started after you! You know what Max would do to you if he could. And Minna, too!”
 
“Don’t worry.”
 
“I am worrying! And you ought to. You know what you done to Max. Don’t think he ever forgets. He’ll do you if he can, same as Minna will.”
 
Brandes’ stolid15 face lost a little of its sanguine16 colour, where he stood in the telephone box behind the bar of the Gayfield House.93
 
Yes, he knew well enough what he had once done to the disbarred lawyer out in Athabasca when he was handling the Unknown and Venem, the disbarred, was busy looking out for the Athabasca Blacksmith, furnishing the corrupt17 brains for the firm of Venem and Grittlefeld, and paying steady court to the prettiest girl in Athabasca, Ilse Dumont.
 
And Brandes’ Unknown had almost killed Max Venem’s blacksmith; Brandes had taken all Venem’s money, and then his girl; more than that, he had “made” this girl, in the theatrical18 sense of the word; and he had gambled on her beauty and her voice and had won out with both.
 
Then, while still banking19 her salary to reimburse20 himself for his trouble with her, he had tired of her sufficiently21 to prove unfaithful to his marriage vows22 at every opportunity. And opportunities were many. Venem had never forgiven him; Ilse Dumont could not understand treachery; and Venem’s detectives furnished her with food for thought that presently infuriated her.
 
And now she was employing Max Venem, once senior partner in the firm of Venem and Grittlefeld, to guide her with his legal advice. She wanted Brandes’ ruin, if that could be accomplished23; she wanted her freedom anyway.
 
Until he had met Rue24 Carew he had taken measures to fight the statutory charges, hoping to involve Venem and escape alimony. Then he met Ruhannah, and became willing to pay for his freedom. And he was still swamped in the vile25 bog26 of charges and countercharges, not yet free from it, not yet on solid ground, when the eternal gambler in him suggested to him that he take the chance of marrying this young girl before he was legally free to do so.94
 
Why on earth did he want to take such a chance? He had only a few months to wait. He had never before really cared for any woman. He loved her—as he understood love—as much as he was capable of loving. If in all the world there was anything sacred to him, it was his sentiment regarding Rue Carew. Yet, he was tempted28 to take the chance. Even she could not escape his ruling passion; at the last analysis, even she represented to him a gambler’s chance. But in Brandes there was another streak29. He wanted to take the chance that he could marry her before he had a right to, and get away with it. But his nerve failed. And, at the last moment, he had hedged, engaging Parson Smawley to play the lead instead of an ordained30 clergyman.
 
All these things he now thought of as he stood undecided, worried, in the telephone booth behind the bar at the Gayfield House. Twice Stull had spoken, and had been bidden to wait and to hold the wire.
 
Finally, shaking off the premonition of coming trouble, Brandes called again:
 
“Ben?”
 
“Yes, I’m listening.”
 
“I’ll stay in Paris if there’s trouble.”
 
“And throw Stein down?”
 
“What else is there to do?”
 
“Well, you can wait, can’t you? You don’t seem to be able to do that any more, but you better learn.”
 
“All right. What next?”
 
“Make a quick getaway. Now!”
 
“Yes, I’m going at once. Keep me posted, Ben. Be good!”
 
He hung up and went out to the wide, tree-shaded street where Ruhannah sat in the runabout 95awaiting him, and the new chauffeur stood by the car.
 
He took off his straw hat, pulled a cap and goggles31 from his pocket. His man placed the straw hat in the boot.
 
“Get what you wanted, Rue?”
 
“Yes, thank you.”
 
“Been waiting long?”
 
“I—don’t think so.”
 
“All right,” he said cheerily, climbing in beside her. “I’m sorry I kept you waiting. Had a business matter to settle. Hungry?”
 
Rue, very still and colourless, said no, with a mechanical smile. The chauffeur climbed to the rumble32.
 
“I’ll jam her through,” nodded Brandes as the car moved swiftly westward33. “We’ll lunch in Albany on time.”
 
Half a mile, and they passed Neeland’s Mills, where old Dick Neeland stood in his boat out on the pond and cast a glittering lure34 for pickerel.
 
She caught a glimpse of him—his sturdy frame, white hair, and ruddy visage—and a swift, almost wistful memory of young Jim Neeland passed through her mind.
 
But it was a very confused mind—only the bewildered mind of a very young girl—and the memory of the boy flashed into its confusion and out again as rapidly as the landscape sped away behind the flying car.
 
Dully she was aware that she was leaving familiar and beloved things, but could not seem to realise it—childhood, girlhood, father and mother, Brookhollow, the mill, Gayfield, her friends, all were vanishing in the flying dust behind her, dwindling35, dissolving into an infinitely36 growing distance.
 
They took the gradual slope of a mile-long hill as 96swallows take the air; houses, barns, woods, orchards37, grain fields, flew by on either side; other cars approaching passed them like cannon38 balls; the sunlit, undulating world flowed glittering away behind; only the stainless39 blue ahead confronted them immovably—a vast, magnificent goal, vague with the mystery of promise.
 
“On this trip,” said Brandes, “we may only have time to see the Loove and the palaces and all like that. Next year we’ll fix it so we can stay in Paris and you can study art.”
 
Ruhannah’s lips formed the words, “Thank you.”
 
“Can’t you learn to call me Eddie?” he urged.
 
The girl was silent.
 
“You’re everything in the world to me, Rue.”
 
The same little mechanical smile fixed40 itself on her lips, and she looked straight ahead of her.
 
“Haven’t you begun to love me just a little bit, Rue?”
 
“I like you. You are very kind to us.”
 
“Don’t your affection seem to grow a little stronger now?” he urged.
 
“You are so kind to us,” she repeated gratefully; “I like you for it.”
 
The utterly41 unawakened youth of her had always alternately fascinated and troubled him. Gambler that he was, he had once understood that patience is a gambler’s only stock in trade. But now for the first time in his career he found himself without it.
 
“You said,” he insisted, “that you’d love me when we were married.”
 
She turned her child’s eyes on him in faint surprise:
 
“A wife loves her husband always, doesn’t she?”
 
“Do you?”
 
“I suppose I shall.... I haven’t been married very long—long enough to feel as though I am really 97married. When I begin to realise it I shall understand, of course, that I love you.”
 
It was the calm and immature42 reply of a little girl playing house. He knew it. He looked at her pure, perplexed43 profile of a child and knew that what he had said was futile—understood that it was meaningless to her, that it was only confusing a mind already dazed—a mind of which too much had been expected, too much demanded.
 
He leaned over and kissed the cold, almost colourless cheek; her little mechanical smile came back. Then they remembered the chauffeur behind them and Brandes reddened. He was unaccustomed to a man on the rumble.
 
“Could I talk to mother on the telephone when we get to New York?” she asked presently, still painfully flushed.
 
“Yes, darling, of course.”
 
“I just want to hear her voice,” murmured Rue.
 
“Certainly. We can send her a wireless44, too, when we’re at sea.”
 
That interested her. She enquired45 curiously46 in regard to wireless telegraphy and other matters concerning ocean steamers.
 
In Albany her first wave of loneliness came over her in the stuffy47 dining-room of the big, pretentious48 hotel, when she found herself seated at a small table alone with this man whom she seemed, somehow or other, to have married.
 
As she did not appear inclined to eat, Brandes began to search the card for something to tempt27 her. And, glancing up presently, saw tears glimmering49 in her eyes.
 
For a moment he remained dumb as though stunned50 98by some sudden and terrible accusation—for a moment only. Then, in an unsteady voice:
 
“Rue, darling. You must not feel lonely and frightened. I’ll do anything in the world for you. Don’t you know it?”
 
She nodded.
 
“I tell you,” he said in that even, concentrated voice of his which scarcely moved his narrow lips, “I’m just crazy about you. You’re my own little wife. You’re all I care about. If I can’t make you happy somebody ought to shoot me.”
 
She tried to smile; her full lips trembled; a single tear, brimming, fell on the cloth.
 
“I—don’t mean to be silly.... But—Brookhollow seems—ended—forever....”
 
“It’s only forty miles,” he said with heavy joviality51. “Shall we turn around and go back?”
 
She glanced up at him with an odd expression, as though she hoped he meant it; then her little mechanical smile returned, and she dried her eyes naïvely.
 
“I don’t know why I cannot seem to get used to being married,” she said. “I never thought that getting married would make me so—so—lonely.”
 
“Let’s talk about art,” he suggested. “You’re crazy about art and you’re going to Paris. Isn’t that fine.”
 
“Oh, yes––”
 
“Sure, it’s fine. That’s where art grows. Artville is Paris’ other name. It’s all there, Rue—the Loove, the palaces, the Latin Quarter, the statues, the churches, and all like that.”
 
“What is the Louvre like?” she asked, tremulously, determined52 to be brave.
 
As he had seen the Louvre only from the outside, his imaginary description was cautious, general, and brief.99
 
After a silence, Rue asked whether he thought that their suitcases were quite safe.
 
“Certainly,” he smiled. “I checked them.”
 
“And you’re sure they are safe?”
 
“Of course, darling. What worries you?”
 
And, as she hesitated, he remembered that she had forgotten to put something into her suitcase and that the chauffeur had driven her back to the house to get it while he himself went into the Gayfield House to telephone Stull.
 
“What was it you went back for, Rue?” he asked.
 
“One thing I went back for was my money.”
 
“Money? What money?”
 
“Money my grandmother left me. I was to have it when I married—six thousand dollars.”
 
“You mean you have it in your suitcase?” he asked, astonished.
 
“Yes, half of it.”
 
“A cheque?”
 
“No, in hundreds.”
 
“Bills?”
 
“Yes. I gave father three thousand. I kept three thousand.”
 
“In bills,” he repeated, laughing. “Is your suitcase locked?”
 
“Yes. I insisted on having my money in cash. So Mr. Wexall, of the Mohawk Bank, sent a messenger with it last evening.”
 
“But,” he asked, still immensely amused, “why do you want to travel about with three thousand dollars in bills in your suitcase?”
 
She flushed a little, tried to smile:
 
“I don’t know why. I never before had any money. It is—pleasant to know I have it.”100
 
“But I’ll give you all you want, Rue.”
 
“Thank you.... I have my own, you see.”
 
“Of course. Put it away in some bank. When you want pin money, ask me.”
 
She shook her head with a troubled smile.
 
“I couldn’t ask anybody for money,” she explained.
 
“Then you don’t have to. We’ll fix your allowance.”
 
“Thank you, but I have my money, and I don’t need it.”
 
This seemed to amuse him tremendously; and even Rue laughed a little.
 
“You are going to take your money to Paris?” he asked.
 
“Yes.”
 
“To buy things?”
 
“Oh, no. Just to have it with me.”
 
His rather agreeable laughter sounded again.
 
“So that was what you forgot to put in your suitcase,” he said. “No wonder you went back for it.”
 
“There was something else very important, too.”
 
“What, darling?”
 
“My drawings,” she explained innocently.
 
“Your drawings! Do you mean you’ve got them, too?”
 
“Yes. I want to take them to Paris and compare them with the pictures I shall see there. It ought to teach me a great deal. Don’t you think so?”
 
“Are you crazy to study?” he asked, touched to the quick by her utter ignorance.
 
“It’s all I dream about. If I could work that way and support myself and my father and mother––”
 
“But, Rue! Wake up! We’re married, little girl. You don’t have to work to support anybody!”101
 
“I—forgot,” said the girl vaguely53, her confused grey eyes resting on his laughing, greenish ones.
 
Still laughing, he summoned the waiter, paid the reckoning; Ruhannah rose as he did; they went slowly out together.
 
On the sidewalk beside their car stood the new chauffeur, smoking a cigarette which he threw away without haste when he caught sight of them. However, he touched the peak of his cap civilly, with his forefinger54.
 
Brandes, lighting55 a cigar, let his slow eyes rest on the new man for a moment. Then he helped Rue into the tonneau, got in after her, and thoughtfully took the wheel, conscious that there was something or other about his new chauffeur that he did not find entirely56 to his liking57.

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1 huddled 39b87f9ca342d61fe478b5034beb4139     
挤在一起(huddle的过去式与过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  • We huddled together for warmth. 我们挤在一块取暖。
  • We huddled together to keep warm. 我们挤在一起来保暖。
2 frightful Ghmxw     
adj.可怕的;讨厌的
参考例句:
  • How frightful to have a husband who snores!有一个发鼾声的丈夫多讨厌啊!
  • We're having frightful weather these days.这几天天气坏极了。
3 jovial TabzG     
adj.快乐的,好交际的
参考例句:
  • He seemed jovial,but his eyes avoided ours.他显得很高兴,但他的眼光却避开了我们的眼光。
  • Grandma was plump and jovial.祖母身材圆胖,整天乐呵呵的。
4 tout iG7yL     
v.推销,招徕;兜售;吹捧,劝诱
参考例句:
  • They say it will let them tout progress in the war.他们称这将有助于鼓吹他们在战争中的成果。
  • If your case studies just tout results,don't bother requiring registration to view them.如果你的案例研究只是吹捧结果,就别烦扰别人来注册访问了。
5 hymns b7dc017139f285ccbcf6a69b748a6f93     
n.赞美诗,圣歌,颂歌( hymn的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • At first, they played the hymns and marches familiar to them. 起初他们只吹奏自己熟悉的赞美诗和进行曲。 来自英汉非文学 - 百科语料821
  • I like singing hymns. 我喜欢唱圣歌。 来自辞典例句
6 chauffeur HrGzL     
n.(受雇于私人或公司的)司机;v.为…开车
参考例句:
  • The chauffeur handed the old lady from the car.这个司机搀扶这个老太太下汽车。
  • She went out herself and spoke to the chauffeur.她亲自走出去跟汽车司机说话。
7 bums bums     
n. 游荡者,流浪汉,懒鬼,闹饮,屁股 adj. 没有价值的,不灵光的,不合理的 vt. 令人失望,乞讨 vi. 混日子,以乞讨为生
参考例句:
  • The other guys are considered'sick" or "bums". 其他的人则被看成是“病态”或“废物”。
  • You'll never amount to anything, you good-for-nothing bums! 这班没出息的东西,一辈子也不会成器。
8 hush ecMzv     
int.嘘,别出声;n.沉默,静寂;v.使安静
参考例句:
  • A hush fell over the onlookers.旁观者们突然静了下来。
  • Do hush up the scandal!不要把这丑事声张出去!
9 partnership NmfzPy     
n.合作关系,伙伴关系
参考例句:
  • The company has gone into partnership with Swiss Bank Corporation.这家公司已经和瑞士银行公司建立合作关系。
  • Martin has taken him into general partnership in his company.马丁已让他成为公司的普通合伙人。
10 unnatural 5f2zAc     
adj.不自然的;反常的
参考例句:
  • Did her behaviour seem unnatural in any way?她有任何反常表现吗?
  • She has an unnatural smile on her face.她脸上挂着做作的微笑。
11 hoarse 5dqzA     
adj.嘶哑的,沙哑的
参考例句:
  • He asked me a question in a hoarse voice.他用嘶哑的声音问了我一个问题。
  • He was too excited and roared himself hoarse.他过于激动,嗓子都喊哑了。
12 butted 6cd04b7d59e3b580de55d8a5bd6b73bb     
对接的
参考例句:
  • Two goats butted each other. 两只山羊用角顶架。
  • He butted against a tree in the dark. 他黑暗中撞上了一棵树。
13 clinch 4q5zc     
v.敲弯,钉牢;确定;扭住对方 [参]clench
参考例句:
  • Clinch the boards together.用钉子把木板钉牢在一起。
  • We don't accept us dollars,please Swiss francs to clinch a deal business.我方不收美元,请最好用瑞士法郎来成交生意。
14 constrained YvbzqU     
adj.束缚的,节制的
参考例句:
  • The evidence was so compelling that he felt constrained to accept it. 证据是那样的令人折服,他觉得不得不接受。
  • I feel constrained to write and ask for your forgiveness. 我不得不写信请你原谅。
15 stolid VGFzC     
adj.无动于衷的,感情麻木的
参考例句:
  • Her face showed nothing but stolid indifference.她的脸上毫无表情,只有麻木的无动于衷。
  • He conceals his feelings behind a rather stolid manner.他装作无动于衷的样子以掩盖自己的感情。
16 sanguine dCOzF     
adj.充满希望的,乐观的,血红色的
参考例句:
  • He has a sanguine attitude to life.他对于人生有乐观的看法。
  • He is not very sanguine about our chances of success.他对我们成功的机会不太乐观。
17 corrupt 4zTxn     
v.贿赂,收买;adj.腐败的,贪污的
参考例句:
  • The newspaper alleged the mayor's corrupt practices.那家报纸断言市长有舞弊行为。
  • This judge is corrupt.这个法官贪污。
18 theatrical pIRzF     
adj.剧场的,演戏的;做戏似的,做作的
参考例句:
  • The final scene was dismayingly lacking in theatrical effect.最后一场缺乏戏剧效果,叫人失望。
  • She always makes some theatrical gesture.她老在做些夸张的手势。
19 banking aySz20     
n.银行业,银行学,金融业
参考例句:
  • John is launching his son on a career in banking.约翰打算让儿子在银行界谋一个新职位。
  • He possesses an extensive knowledge of banking.他具有广博的银行业务知识。
20 reimburse 5Vixt     
v.补偿,付还
参考例句:
  • We'll reimburse you for your travelling expenses.我们将付还你旅费。
  • The funds are supposed to reimburse policyholders in the event of insurer failure.这项基金将在保险公司不能偿付的情况下对投保人进行赔付。
21 sufficiently 0htzMB     
adv.足够地,充分地
参考例句:
  • It turned out he had not insured the house sufficiently.原来他没有给房屋投足保险。
  • The new policy was sufficiently elastic to accommodate both views.新政策充分灵活地适用两种观点。
22 vows c151b5e18ba22514580d36a5dcb013e5     
誓言( vow的名词复数 ); 郑重宣布,许愿
参考例句:
  • Matrimonial vows are to show the faithfulness of the new couple. 婚誓体现了新婚夫妇对婚姻的忠诚。
  • The nun took strait vows. 那位修女立下严格的誓愿。
23 accomplished UzwztZ     
adj.有才艺的;有造诣的;达到了的
参考例句:
  • Thanks to your help,we accomplished the task ahead of schedule.亏得你们帮忙,我们才提前完成了任务。
  • Removal of excess heat is accomplished by means of a radiator.通过散热器完成多余热量的排出。
24 rue 8DGy6     
n.懊悔,芸香,后悔;v.后悔,悲伤,懊悔
参考例句:
  • You'll rue having failed in the examination.你会悔恨考试失败。
  • You're going to rue this the longest day that you live.你要终身悔恨不尽呢。
25 vile YLWz0     
adj.卑鄙的,可耻的,邪恶的;坏透的
参考例句:
  • Who could have carried out such a vile attack?会是谁发起这么卑鄙的攻击呢?
  • Her talk was full of vile curses.她的话里充满着恶毒的咒骂。
26 bog QtfzF     
n.沼泽;室...陷入泥淖
参考例句:
  • We were able to pass him a rope before the bog sucked him under.我们终于得以在沼泽把他吞没前把绳子扔给他。
  • The path goes across an area of bog.这条小路穿过一片沼泽。
27 tempt MpIwg     
vt.引诱,勾引,吸引,引起…的兴趣
参考例句:
  • Nothing could tempt him to such a course of action.什么都不能诱使他去那样做。
  • The fact that she had become wealthy did not tempt her to alter her frugal way of life.她有钱了,可这丝毫没能让她改变节俭的生活习惯。
28 tempted b0182e969d369add1b9ce2353d3c6ad6     
v.怂恿(某人)干不正当的事;冒…的险(tempt的过去分词)
参考例句:
  • I was sorely tempted to complain, but I didn't. 我极想发牢骚,但还是没开口。
  • I was tempted by the dessert menu. 甜食菜单馋得我垂涎欲滴。
29 streak UGgzL     
n.条理,斑纹,倾向,少许,痕迹;v.加条纹,变成条纹,奔驰,快速移动
参考例句:
  • The Indians used to streak their faces with paint.印第安人过去常用颜料在脸上涂条纹。
  • Why did you streak the tree?你为什么在树上刻条纹?
30 ordained 629f6c8a1f6bf34be2caf3a3959a61f1     
v.任命(某人)为牧师( ordain的过去式和过去分词 );授予(某人)圣职;(上帝、法律等)命令;判定
参考例句:
  • He was ordained in 1984. 他在一九八四年被任命为牧师。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He was ordained priest. 他被任命为牧师。 来自辞典例句
31 goggles hsJzYP     
n.护目镜
参考例句:
  • Skiers wear goggles to protect their eyes from the sun.滑雪者都戴上护目镜使眼睛不受阳光伤害。
  • My swimming goggles keep steaming up so I can't see.我的护目镜一直有水雾,所以我看不见。
32 rumble PCXzd     
n.隆隆声;吵嚷;v.隆隆响;低沉地说
参考例句:
  • I hear the rumble of thunder in the distance.我听到远处雷声隆隆。
  • We could tell from the rumble of the thunder that rain was coming.我们根据雷的轰隆声可断定,天要下雨了。
33 westward XIvyz     
n.西方,西部;adj.西方的,向西的;adv.向西
参考例句:
  • 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。
34 lure l8Gz2     
n.吸引人的东西,诱惑物;vt.引诱,吸引
参考例句:
  • Life in big cities is a lure for many country boys.大城市的生活吸引着许多乡下小伙子。
  • He couldn't resist the lure of money.他不能抵制金钱的诱惑。
35 dwindling f139f57690cdca2d2214f172b39dc0b9     
adj.逐渐减少的v.逐渐变少或变小( dwindle的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • The number of wild animals on the earth is dwindling. 地球上野生动物的数量正日渐减少。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He is struggling to come to terms with his dwindling authority. 他正努力适应自己权力被削弱这一局面。 来自辞典例句
36 infinitely 0qhz2I     
adv.无限地,无穷地
参考例句:
  • There is an infinitely bright future ahead of us.我们有无限光明的前途。
  • The universe is infinitely large.宇宙是无限大的。
37 orchards d6be15c5dabd9dea7702c7b892c9330e     
(通常指围起来的)果园( orchard的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • They turned the hills into orchards and plains into granaries. 他们把山坡变成了果园,把平地变成了粮仓。
  • Some of the new planted apple orchards have also begun to bear. 有些新开的苹果园也开始结苹果了。
38 cannon 3T8yc     
n.大炮,火炮;飞机上的机关炮
参考例句:
  • The soldiers fired the cannon.士兵们开炮。
  • The cannon thundered in the hills.大炮在山间轰鸣。
39 stainless kuSwr     
adj.无瑕疵的,不锈的
参考例句:
  • I have a set of stainless knives and forks.我有一套不锈钢刀叉。
  • Before the recent political scandal,her reputation had been stainless.在最近的政治丑闻之前,她的名声是无懈可击的。
40 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不变的,准备好的;(计算机)固定的
参考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你们俩选定婚期了吗?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目标一旦确定,我们就不应该随意改变。
41 utterly ZfpzM1     
adv.完全地,绝对地
参考例句:
  • Utterly devoted to the people,he gave his life in saving his patients.他忠于人民,把毕生精力用于挽救患者的生命。
  • I was utterly ravished by the way she smiled.她的微笑使我完全陶醉了。
42 immature Saaxj     
adj.未成熟的,发育未全的,未充分发展的
参考例句:
  • Tony seemed very shallow and immature.托尼看起来好像很肤浅,不夠成熟。
  • The birds were in immature plumage.这些鸟儿羽翅未全。
43 perplexed A3Rz0     
adj.不知所措的
参考例句:
  • The farmer felt the cow,went away,returned,sorely perplexed,always afraid of being cheated.那农民摸摸那头牛,走了又回来,犹豫不决,总怕上当受骗。
  • The child was perplexed by the intricate plot of the story.这孩子被那头绪纷繁的故事弄得迷惑不解。
44 wireless Rfwww     
adj.无线的;n.无线电
参考例句:
  • There are a lot of wireless links in a radio.收音机里有许多无线电线路。
  • Wireless messages tell us that the ship was sinking.无线电报告知我们那艘船正在下沉。
45 enquired 4df7506569079ecc60229e390176a0f6     
打听( enquire的过去式和过去分词 ); 询问; 问问题; 查问
参考例句:
  • He enquired for the book in a bookstore. 他在书店查询那本书。
  • Fauchery jestingly enquired whether the Minister was coming too. 浮式瑞嘲笑着问部长是否也会来。
46 curiously 3v0zIc     
adv.有求知欲地;好问地;奇特地
参考例句:
  • 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。
47 stuffy BtZw0     
adj.不透气的,闷热的
参考例句:
  • It's really hot and stuffy in here.这里实在太热太闷了。
  • It was so stuffy in the tent that we could sense the air was heavy with moisture.帐篷里很闷热,我们感到空气都是潮的。
48 pretentious lSrz3     
adj.自命不凡的,自负的,炫耀的
参考例句:
  • He is a talented but pretentious writer.他是一个有才华但自命不凡的作家。
  • Speaking well of yourself would only make you appear conceited and pretentious.自夸只会使你显得自负和虚伪。
49 glimmering 7f887db7600ddd9ce546ca918a89536a     
n.微光,隐约的一瞥adj.薄弱地发光的v.发闪光,发微光( glimmer的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • I got some glimmering of what he was driving at. 他这么说是什么意思,我有点明白了。 来自辞典例句
  • Now that darkness was falling, only their silhouettes were outlined against the faintly glimmering sky. 这时节两山只剩余一抹深黑,赖天空微明为画出一个轮廓。 来自汉英文学 - 散文英译
50 stunned 735ec6d53723be15b1737edd89183ec2     
adj. 震惊的,惊讶的 动词stun的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • 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。
51 joviality 00d80ae95f8022e5efb8faabf3370402     
n.快活
参考例句:
  • However, there is an air of joviality in the sugar camps. 然而炼糖营房里却充满着热气腾腾的欢乐气氛。 来自辞典例句
  • Immediately he noticed the joviality of Stane's manner. 他随即注意到史丹兴高采烈的神情。 来自辞典例句
52 determined duszmP     
adj.坚定的;有决心的
参考例句:
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
53 vaguely BfuzOy     
adv.含糊地,暖昧地
参考例句:
  • 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。
54 forefinger pihxt     
n.食指
参考例句:
  • He pinched the leaf between his thumb and forefinger.他将叶子捏在拇指和食指之间。
  • He held it between the tips of his thumb and forefinger.他用他大拇指和食指尖拿着它。
55 lighting CpszPL     
n.照明,光线的明暗,舞台灯光
参考例句:
  • The gas lamp gradually lost ground to electric lighting.煤气灯逐渐为电灯所代替。
  • The lighting in that restaurant is soft and romantic.那个餐馆照明柔和而且浪漫。
56 entirely entirely     
ad.全部地,完整地;完全地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那场火灾完全是由于他们失职而引起的。
  • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生统统献给了教育工作。
57 liking mpXzQ5     
n.爱好;嗜好;喜欢
参考例句:
  • The word palate also means taste or liking.Palate这个词也有“口味”或“嗜好”的意思。
  • I must admit I have no liking for exaggeration.我必须承认我不喜欢夸大其词。


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