8 landfall

landfall

n

(a) first sight of or approach to land after a journey by sea (航海中)初见或接近陆地

    We made a landfall at dusk after three weeks at sea. 在海上航行三周後的一个黄昏, 我们看到了陆地.

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10 dictionary

dictionary

n

(a) book that lists and explains the words of a language, or gives translations of them into one or more other languages, and is usu arranged in alphabetical order 字典; 词典

    an English dictionary 英语词典.

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11 elucidation

elucidation

n[U]

(fml 文)

    This rp;  This requires elucidation. 此事需要解释清楚.

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10 repatriate

repatriate

v[Tn, Tn.pr]

~ sb (to sth) send or bring sb back to his own country 将某人遣送回国

    repatriate refugees, prisoners-of-war, immigrants, etc to their homeland 把难民、 战俘、 外来移民等遣送回国.

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11 common time

common time

(music 音) two or four beats (esp four crotchets) in a bar 普通拍子(每小节两拍或四拍, 尤指四个四分音符).

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16 development area

development area

(Brit) poor area where new industries are encouraged in order to create jobs 待开发区(鼓励发展新工业以提供就业机会的贫穷地区).

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5 arise

arise

v

(pt arose , pp arisen )

1 [I] become evident; appear; originate 呈现; 出现; 发生

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5 nervy

nervy

adj

(-ier, -iest) (infml 口)

1 (Brit) excitable; uneasy; jumpy 易激动的; 烦躁不安的; 神经紧张的.

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9 viability

viability

n[U]

    test sp;  test the commercial viability of solar power 试验将太阳能商品化的可行性.

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9 lampshade

lampshade

n cover (made of glass, cloth, etc) placed over a lamp to soften or screen its light 灯罩.

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11 dumb waiter

dumb waiter

(a) (US lazy Susan) stand with shelves for holding food ready to be served 食品台; 食品架.

(b) small lift for carrying food, etc from one floor to another, esp in a restaurant 小型升降机(尤指饭店中传送食物者).

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2 yd

yd

abbr 缩写 = (pl yds) yard (measurement 量度单位)

    12 yds of silk 12 码的丝绸. Cf 参看 ft, in.

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11 desensitize

desensitize

desensitise, v [Tn]

make (a patient, nerve, etc) insensitive or less sensitive to light, pain, etc 使(病人、 神经等)对光、 疼痛等无感觉或不敏感; 使脱敏

    desensitize an area of skin 使一块皮肤脱敏

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16 the Iron Curtain

the Iron Curtain

(fig 比喻) the frontier separating the former USSR and other communist countries of Eastern Europe from the West, seen by the West as a barrier to information and trade 铁幕(从西方观点看前苏联及东欧共产党国家与西方之间在信息、 贸易等方面的屏障)

    life behind the Iron Curtain 铁幕後的生活

    [attrib 作定语]

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11 supermarket

supermarket

n

large shop selling food, household goods, etc which one takes from the shelves oneself and pays for at the exit 超级市场(开架出售食品、 日用品等的商场).

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7 Hebraic

Hebraic

adj

of the Hebrew language or people 希伯来语的; 希伯来人的.

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5 stead

stead

n

(idm 习语) in sb´s/sth´s `stead (fml 文) in sb´s/sth´s place; instead of sb/sth 代替某人[某事物]

    I can´t attend the meeting but I´ll send my assistant in my stead. 这个会我来不了, 我让助手代我出席. stand sb in good `stead be useful or helpful to sb when needed 在需要时对某人有用或有帮助

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