10 windshield

windshield

n

(a) (US) = windscreen.

(b) glass or plastic screen that provides protection from the wind, eg at the front of a motorcycle 挡风玻璃, (塑料的)挡风罩(如摩托车前面的).

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14 shock absorber

shock absorber

device fitted to a motor vehicle to absorb vibration caused by the unevenness of the road surface, etc (汽车的)减震器. =>illus at App 1 见附录 1 插图, page xii.

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8 maximize

maximize

maximise, v [Tn]

1 increase (sth) as much as possible 使(某事物)增至最大限度

    We must maximize profits. 我们必须尽量增加利润.

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12 handkerchief

handkerchief

n

(pl ~s or handkerchieves ) (usu square) piece of cloth or paper tissue for blowing the nose into, wiping the face, etc 手帕; 手绢; 纸巾.

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7 flotsam

flotsam

n[U]

1 parts of a wrecked ship or its cargo found floating in the sea (在海上漂浮的)遇难船只的残骸或货物. Cf 参看 jetsam.

2 (idm 习语) ,flotsam and `jetsam

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8 sensuous

sensuous

adj

affecting, noticed by or giving pleasure to the senses 刺激感官的; 感觉官能的; 给感官以快感的

    the sensuous appeal of her painting 她的画儿之使人赏心悦目

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5 hydra

hydra

n

1 (in Greek mythology) snake-like monster with many heads that grew again if they were cut off (希腊神话中的)蛇怪(长著许多头, 斩去後能重新长出).

2 (fig 比喻) thing that is hard to get rid of; recurring problem 难以除掉的事物; 一再出现的问题.

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7 trollop

trollop

n

(dated derog 旧, 贬) untidy or sexually immoral woman; slut 邋遢女人; 荡妇.

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15 observation car

observation car

special railway carriage in a train, with wide windows for watching the scenery (列车中的)观赏车厢(车窗宽大供观赏风景者).

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11 omnipresent

omnipresent

adj

(fml 文) present everywhere 无处不在的; 普遍存在的

    the omnipresent squalor, dread 普遍存在的污秽、 恐惧.

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9 anonymous

anonymous

adj

1 with a name that is not known or not made public 不知姓名的; 名字不公开的

    an anonymous donor, buyer, benefactor, etc 不透露姓名的捐赠者, 购买者, 捐助者等

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8 cold war

cold war

state of hostility between nations involving the use of propaganda, threats and economic pressure but no actual fighting 冷战

    [attrib 作定语]

cold-war attitudes, diplomacy, rhetoric 冷战的态度、 外交、 辞令.

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15 platinum blonde

platinum blonde

(infml 口) (woman) having hair that is very fair or silvery white (but not white with age) 有浅色或银白色头发的(女子)(非因年老所致).

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10 alienation

alienation

n[U]

~ (from sb/sth) alienating or being alienated; estrangement 疏远; 离间

    His criminal activities led to complete alienation from his family. 他的犯罪活动导致了他与家庭完全隔绝.

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