7 ratline

ratline

(also ratlin), n (usu pl 通常作复数) short rope fixed between the shrouds of a sailing-ship, like a rung of a ladder, and used for climbing up or down 绳梯横索(轮船支索间作梯级用的横索).

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8 swastika

swastika

n

symbol in the form of a cross with its ends bent at right angles, formerly used as a Nazi emblem (旧时用作纳粹党的党徽). =>illus at cross 见 cross 插图.

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9 semiotics

semiotics

n[sing v]

study of signs and symbols, esp in writing, and of what they mean and how they are used 符号学(研究符号和符号使用行为的学科).

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7 possess

possess

v

1 [Tn]

(a) have (sth) as one´s belongings; own 领有(某事物); 持有

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7 brittle

brittle

adj

1

(a) hard but easily broken; fragile 硬而易碎的; 脆弱的

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7 mummify

mummify

v

(pt, pp -fied) [Tn]

preserve (a corpse) by treating it with special oils and wrapping it in cloth 将(尸体)制成木乃伊

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7 emperor

emperor

n

(fem 阴性作 empress ) ruler of an empire 皇帝

    the Roman emperors 罗马皇帝

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7 appease

appease

v[Tn]

make (sb/sth) quiet or calm, usu by making concessions or by satisfying demands 使(某人[某事物])安静或平息(通常为作出让步或满足要求)

    appease sb´s anger/hunger/curiosity 平息某人的怒气[使某人充饥/满足某人的好奇心].

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9 wing-span

wing-span

n distance between the end of one wing and the end of the other when the wings are fully stretched out 翼展

    a bird with a two-foot wing-span 翼展为两英尺的鸟.

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13 high pressure

high pressure

1 condition of the atmosphere with pressure above average 高压的; 高气压的

    a ridge of high pressure 高压脊.

2 energetic activity and effort 积极的行动; 极大的努力

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6 iambic

iambic

adj

of or using iambuses 抑扬格的; 用抑扬格的

    iambic feet 抑扬格的音步, 如 I `saw three `ships come `sailing `by. iambics n [pl]

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9 mercenary

mercenary

adj

interested only in making money, etc; done from this motive 只为金钱的; 图利的

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8 relieved

relieved

adj feeling or showing relief(1) (感到或显出)宽慰的, 放心的

    a relieved smile, look, expression, etc 宽慰的笑容、 样子、 表情等

    We were/felt relieved to hear you were safe. 我们听说你平安无恙而如释重负.

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15 central heating

central heating

system for heating a building from one source by circulating hot water or hot air in pipes or by linked radiators 中央暖气系统; 集中供热设备.

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