14 smash-and-grab

smash-and-grab

adj [attrib 作定语]

(of a robbery) in which the thief smashes a shop window to steal the goods on display (指抢劫案)(窃贼)砸破商店橱窗(抢走陈列品之)行劫的

    a ,smash-and-grab raid 砸破商店橱窗行劫.

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4 dung

dung

n[U]

animal excrement, esp when used as manure 动物的粪便; (尤指)粪肥.

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11 prohibitive

prohibitive

adj

1

(a) intended to or tending to prevent the use or purchase of sth 禁止使用或购买的; 禁止性的

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8 sidereal

sidereal

adj

(fml 文) of the stars or measured by them 星的; 恒星的; 以恒星为计算标准的: sidereal time 恒星时

    the sidereal year, ie 365 days, 6 hours, 10 minutes 恒星年(即365天6小时10分).

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6 coitus

coitus

(also coition) n [U]

(medical or fml 医或文) sexual intercourse 性交.

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8 republic

republic

n

(country with a) system of government in which supreme power is held not by a monarch but by the (elected representatives of the) people, with an elected President 共和国; 共和政体

    a constitutional republic, eg the US, Canada 立宪共和国(如美国、 加拿大). Cf 参看 monarchy (monarch).

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20 theatre-in-the-round

theatre-in-the-round

n [U] form of dramatic performance with the audience seated around a central stage 圆环形剧场; 圆形舞台; 中心舞台; 岛屿式舞台.

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9 pitifully

pitifully

adv

1 in a pitiful(1) manner 令人怜悯地

    pitifully injured 伤得很惨

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8 scullery

scullery

n

small room (usu in a large house) beside the kitchen, where dishes, etc are washed up (厨房旁的)洗涤室(通常设於大宅中).

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3 -cy

-cy

(also -acy), suff 後缀

1 (with adjs and ns forming ns 与形容词和名词结合构成名词) state or quality of 状态; 性质

    accuracy * supremacy * infancy.

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12 wall-to-wall

wall-to-wall

adj, adv (of a floor-covering) that covers the whole floor of a room (指室内地面覆盖物)覆盖全部地面(的)

    a ,wall-to-wall `carpet 铺满全部地面的地毯

    a room carpeted wall-to-wall 全部地面铺有地毯的房间.

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11 nit-picking

nit-picking

adj, n [U] (derog 贬) finding fault in a petty way 挑剔(的); 刻薄(的)

    nit-picking criticism 刻薄的批评.

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6 sensor

sensor

n

device (eg a photoelectric cell) that detects light, heat, humidity, etc 探测光、 热、 湿度等的装置(如光电池)

    Smoke sensors warned us of the fire. 烟雾探测器已向我们发出火警警报.

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8 catheter

catheter

n

(medical 医) thin tube used to drain fluids from the body, esp one that is inserted into the bladder to extract urine 导管; (尤指)导尿管.

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10 foredoomed

foredoomed

adj

~ (to sth) intended (as if) by fate to be unsuccessful 注定失败的

    All attempts to revive the fishing industry were foredoomed to failure. 千方百计振兴渔业注定徒劳无功.

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