Shoe-Bar Stratton - Chapter 31
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Motionless in his saddle, save for an occasional restless stamp of his horse, Bud Jessup waited patiently in front of the adobe1 shack2 at Las Vegas camp. His face was serious and thoughtful, and his glance was fixed3 on the open door through which came the broken, indistinguishable murmur4 of Buck5 Stratton's voice. Once, thinking he heard an unusual sound, the youngster turned his head alertly and stared westward6 through the shadows. But a moment later his eyes flashed back to that narrow, black oblong, and he resumed his uneasy pondering as to what Buck might possibly be finding out.
 
Suddenly he gave a start as Stratton's voice, harsh, startled, came to him distinctly.
 
"Mary! Mary! Why don't you answer? What's happened?"
 
The words were punctuated7 by a continuous rattle8, and ended abruptly9 with the clatter10 of metal against metal.
 
"Hell!" rasped Buck, in a hoarse11, furious voice with an undercurrent of keen apprehension12 that made Bud's nerves tingle13. "The wire's been cut!"
 
An instant later he appeared, running. Snatching the reins14, he gained the saddle in a single bound, jerked his horse around, and was off across the pasture.
 
"Come on!" he shouted back over one shoulder. "There's trouble at the ranch15."
 
Bud dug spurs into his cayuse and followed, but it was some minutes before he managed to catch up with his friend.
 
"What is it?" he cried anxiously. "What's wrong? Have the Mannings--"
 
"They've gone, as I thought," snapped Stratton. "The two women are alone. But that isn't the worst." A sudden spasm16 of uncontrolled fury rose in his throat and choked him momentarily. "There's some one hidden in the loft17 over the harness-room," he managed to finish hoarsely18.
 
Bud stared at him in dismay. "Who the devil--"
 
"I don't know. She just got a glimpse of a--a face in the window while she was closing up the kitchen."
 
"Do you suppose it's--Tex?"
 
"I don't know," retorted Buck through his clenched19 teeth. "What difference does it make, anyhow? Some one hid there for a--a purpose. By God! What fools we were not to make a search!"
 
"It seemed so darn sure they'd all beat it," faltered20 Bud. "Besides, I don't guess any of us would of thought to look in that loft."
 
"Maybe not. It doesn't matter. We didn't." Stratton's voice was brittle21. "But if anything happens--"
 
"Have they locked up the whole house?" Jessup asked as Stratton paused.
 
"Yes, but what good'll that do with two able-bodied men set on getting in? There isn't a door or shutter22 that wouldn't--"
 
"Two!" gasped23 Bud. "You didn't say--"
 
"Didn't I? It was just at the end. She was telling me about seeing the face and locking up the house. Then all at once she broke off." Buck's tone was calmer now, but it was the hard-won calm of determined24 will, and every now and then there quivered through it a faint, momentary25 note that told eloquently26 of the mingled27 dread28 and fury that were tearing his nerves to pieces. "I asked what was the matter and she said to wait a minute. It seemed like she stopped to listen for something. Then all of a sudden she cried out that some one was riding up."
 
"It--it might not have been any of the gang," murmured Bud, voicing a hope he did not feel.
 
"Who else would be likely to come at this time of night?" demanded Stratton. "Lynch is on the outs with everybody around Perilla. They don't go near the ranch unless they have to. It couldn't have been one of Hardenberg's men; he's not expecting any one."
 
"Did--did she say anything else?" asked Jessup, after a brief pause.
 
Buck hesitated. "Only that she--was afraid, and wanted us to--come quickly. Then the wire went dead as if it had been cut."
 
Silence fell, broken only by the thud of hoofs29 and the heavy breathing of the two horses. Bud's slim, lithe30 figure had slumped31 a little in the saddle, and his eyes were fixed unseeingly on the wide, flat sweep of prairie unfolding before them, dim and mysterious under the brilliant stars.
 
In his mind anxiety, rage, and apprehension contended with a dull, dead hopelessness which lay upon his heart like lead. For something in Buck's tone made him realize in a flash a situation which, strangely, he had never even suspected. He wondered dully why he hadn't ever thought of it before; perhaps because Buck was a new-comer who had seemed to see so little of Mary Thorne. Probably, also, the very friendly manner of Stella Manning had something to do with Jessup's blindness. But his eyes were opened now, thoroughly32 and effectually, and for a space, how long or short he never knew, he fought out his silent battle.
 
It ended in a victory. Down in his heart he knew that he had never really had any hope of winning Mary Thorne himself. He had cherished aspirations33, of course, and dreamed wonderful dreams; but when it came down to hard actualities, romance did not blind him to the fact that she looked on him merely as a friend and nothing more. Indeed, though they were virtually of the same age, he had been aware at times of an oddly maternal34 note in her attitude toward him which was discouraging. Still, it was not easy definitely to relinquish35 all hope and bring himself to write "finis" to the end of the chapter. Indeed, he did not reach that state of mind until, glancing sidewise at his friend, there came to him a sudden, faintly bitter realization36 of the wide contrast between them, and of how much more Buck had to offer than himself.
 
Stratton's erect37, broad shoulders, the lean length of him, the way he held his head, gave Jessup a curious, unexpected impression of strength and ability and power. Buck's eyes were set straight ahead and his clean-cut profile, clearly visible in the luminous38 starlight, had a look of sensitiveness and refinement39, despite the strength of his jaw40 and chin and the somberness of his eyes. Bud turned away with a little sigh.
 
"I never had no chance at all," he thought. "Someway he don't look like a cow-puncher, nor talk quite like one. I wonder why?"
 
Half a mile further on Buck suddenly broke the prolonged silence.
 
"I've been thinking it over," he said briefly41. "The man on the horse was probably Lynch. He could easily have started off with the rest and then made a circuit around below the ranch-house. If he picked his ground, we'd never notice where he left the others, especially as we weren't looking for anything of the sort."
 
"Who do you s'pose hid over the harness-room?"
 
"It might have been Slim, or Kreeger, or even Pedro. The whole thing was certainly a put-up job--damn them!" His voice shook with sudden passion. "Well, we'll soon know," he finished, and his mouth clamped shut.
 
Already the row of cottonwoods that lined the creek42 was faintly visible ahead, a low, vague mass, darker a little than the background of blue-black sky. Both spurred their jaded43 horses and a moment or two later pulled up with a jerk at the gate. Before his mount had come to a standstill, Bud was out of his saddle fumbling44 with the catch. When he swung it open, Stratton dashed through, swiftly crossed the shallow creek, and galloped45 up the long, easy slope beyond.
 
A chill struck him as the ranch-house loomed46 up, ominously47 black and desolate48 as any long-deserted dwelling49. He had forgotten for an instant the heavy, wooden shutters50, and when, with teeth clenched and heart thudding in his throat, he reached the veranda51 corner, the sight of that yellow glow streaming from the open door gave him a momentary shock of supreme52 relief.
 
An instant later he saw the shattered door, and the color left his face. In two strides he crossed the porch and, with fingers tightening53 about the butt54 of his Colt, he stared searchingly around the big, brightly-lighted, strangely empty-looking room.
 
It held but a single occupant. Huddled55 in a chair on the further side of the long table was Mrs. Archer56. Both hands rested on the polished oak, and clutched in her small, wrinkled hands was a heavy, cumbrous revolver, pointed57 directly at the door. Her white, strained face, stamped with an expression of hopeless tragedy, looked ten years older than when Buck had last seen it. As she recognized him she dropped the gun and tottered58 to her feet.
 
"Oh!" she cried, in a sharp, wailing59 voice. "You! You!"
 
In a moment Buck had her in his arms, holding her tight as one holds a hurt or frightened child. Mechanically he soothed60 her as she clung to him, that amazing self-control, which had upheld her for so long, snapping like a taut61 rope when the strain becomes too great. But all the while his eyes--wide, smoldering62 eyes, filled with a mingling63 of pity, of dread questioning and furious passion--swept the room searchingly.
 
Over the little lady's bowed gray head his glance took in swiftly a score of details--the dead fire, the dangling64 receiver of the useless telephone, a little pearl-handled revolver lying in a far corner as if it had been flung there, an upset chair. Suddenly his gaze halted at the edge of the shattered door and a faint tremor65 shook his big body. A comb lay on the floor there--a single comb of tortoise-shell made for a woman's hair. But it was a comb he knew well. And as his eyes met Bud's, staring from the doorway66 at the strange scene, they were the eyes of a man tortured.


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1 adobe 0K5yv     
n.泥磚,土坯,美國Adobe公司
參考例句:
  • They live in an adobe house.他們住在一間土坯屋里。
  • Adobe bricks must drived dried completely before are used.土坯磚塊使用前一定要完全干燥。
2 shack aE3zq     
adj.簡陋的小屋,窩棚
參考例句:
  • He had to sit down five times before he reached his shack.在走到他的茅棚以前,他不得不坐在地上歇了五次。
  • The boys made a shack out of the old boards in the backyard.男孩們在后院用舊木板蓋起一間小木屋。
3 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不變的,準備好的;(計算機)固定的
參考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你們倆選定婚期了嗎?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目標一旦確定,我們就不應該隨意改變。
4 murmur EjtyD     
n.低語,低聲的怨言;v.低語,低聲而言
參考例句:
  • They paid the extra taxes without a murmur.他們毫無怨言地交了附加稅。
  • There was a low murmur of conversation in the hall.大廳里有竊竊私語聲。
5 buck ESky8     
n.雄鹿,雄兔;v.馬離地跳躍
參考例句:
  • The boy bent curiously to the skeleton of the buck.這個男孩好奇地彎下身去看鹿的骸骨。
  • The female deer attracts the buck with high-pitched sounds.雌鹿以尖聲吸引雄鹿。
6 westward XIvyz     
n.西方,西部;adj.西方的,向西的;adv.向西
參考例句:
  • We live on the westward slope of the hill.我們住在這座山的西山坡。
  • Explore westward or wherever.向西或到什么別的地方去勘探。
7 punctuated 7bd3039c345abccc3ac40a4e434df484     
v.(在文字中)加標點符號,加標點( punctuate的過去式和過去分詞 );不時打斷某事物
參考例句:
  • Her speech was punctuated by bursts of applause. 她的講演不時被陣陣掌聲打斷。
  • The audience punctuated his speech by outbursts of applause. 聽眾不時以陣陣掌聲打斷他的講話。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
8 rattle 5Alzb     
v.飛奔,碰響;激怒;n.碰撞聲;撥浪鼓
參考例句:
  • The baby only shook the rattle and laughed and crowed.孩子只是搖著撥浪鼓,笑著叫著。
  • She could hear the rattle of the teacups.她聽見茶具叮當響。
9 abruptly iINyJ     
adv.突然地,出其不意地
參考例句:
  • He gestured abruptly for Virginia to get in the car.他粗魯地示意弗吉尼亞上車。
  • I was abruptly notified that a half-hour speech was expected of me.我突然被通知要講半個小時的話。
10 clatter 3bay7     
v./n.(使)發出連續而清脆的撞擊聲
參考例句:
  • The dishes and bowls slid together with a clatter.碟子碗碰得丁丁當當的。
  • Don't clatter your knives and forks.別把刀叉碰得咔噠響。
11 hoarse 5dqzA     
adj.嘶啞的,沙啞的
參考例句:
  • He asked me a question in a hoarse voice.他用嘶啞的聲音問了我一個問題。
  • He was too excited and roared himself hoarse.他過于激動,嗓子都喊啞了。
12 apprehension bNayw     
n.理解,領悟;逮捕,拘捕;憂慮
參考例句:
  • There were still areas of doubt and her apprehension grew.有些地方仍然存疑,于是她越來越擔心。
  • She is a girl of weak apprehension.她是一個理解力很差的女孩。
13 tingle tJzzu     
vi.感到刺痛,感到激動;n.刺痛,激動
參考例句:
  • The music made my blood tingle.那音樂使我熱血沸騰。
  • The cold caused a tingle in my fingers.嚴寒使我的手指有刺痛感。
14 reins 370afc7786679703b82ccfca58610c98     
感情,激情; 韁( rein的名詞復數 ); 控制手段; 掌管; (成人帶著幼兒走路以防其走失時用的)保護帶
參考例句:
  • She pulled gently on the reins. 她輕輕地拉著韁繩。
  • The government has imposed strict reins on the import of luxury goods. 政府對奢侈品的進口有嚴格的控制手段。
15 ranch dAUzk     
n.大牧場,大農場
參考例句:
  • He went to work on a ranch.他去一個大農場干活。
  • The ranch is in the middle of a large plateau.該牧場位于一個遼闊高原的中部。
16 spasm dFJzH     
n.痙攣,抽搐;一陣發作
參考例句:
  • When the spasm passed,it left him weak and sweating.一陣痙攣之后,他虛弱無力,一直冒汗。
  • He kicked the chair in a spasm of impatience.他突然變得不耐煩,一腳踢向椅子。
17 loft VkhyQ     
n.閣樓,頂樓
參考例句:
  • We could see up into the loft from bottom of the stairs.我們能從樓梯腳邊望到閣樓的內部。
  • By converting the loft,they were able to have two extra bedrooms.把閣樓改造一下,他們就可以多出兩間臥室。
18 hoarsely hoarsely     
adv.嘶啞地
參考例句:
  • "Excuse me," he said hoarsely. “對不起。”他用嘶啞的嗓子說。
  • Jerry hoarsely professed himself at Miss Pross's service. 杰瑞嘶聲嘶氣地表示愿為普洛絲小姐效勞。 來自英漢文學 - 雙城記
19 clenched clenched     
v.緊握,抓緊,咬緊( clench的過去式和過去分詞 )
參考例句:
  • He clenched his fists in anger. 他憤怒地攥緊了拳頭。
  • She clenched her hands in her lap to hide their trembling. 她攥緊雙手放在腿上,以掩飾其顫抖。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
20 faltered d034d50ce5a8004ff403ab402f79ec8d     
(嗓音)顫抖( falter的過去式和過去分詞 ); 支吾其詞; 蹣跚; 搖晃
參考例句:
  • He faltered out a few words. 他支吾地說出了幾句。
  • "Er - but he has such a longhead!" the man faltered. 他不好意思似的嚅囁著:“這孩子腦袋真長。”
21 brittle IWizN     
adj.易碎的;脆弱的;冷淡的;(聲音)尖利的
參考例句:
  • The pond was covered in a brittle layer of ice.池塘覆蓋了一層易碎的冰。
  • She gave a brittle laugh.她冷淡地笑了笑。
22 shutter qEpy6     
n.百葉窗;(照相機)快門;關閉裝置
參考例句:
  • The camera has a shutter speed of one-sixtieth of a second.這架照像機的快門速度達六十分之一秒。
  • The shutter rattled in the wind.百葉窗在風中發出嘎嘎聲。
23 gasped e6af294d8a7477229d6749fa9e8f5b80     
v.喘氣( gasp的過去式和過去分詞 );喘息;倒抽氣;很想要
參考例句:
  • She gasped at the wonderful view. 如此美景使她驚訝得屏住了呼吸。
  • People gasped with admiration at the superb skill of the gymnasts. 體操運動員的高超技藝令人贊嘆。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
24 determined duszmP     
adj.堅定的;有決心的
參考例句:
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已決定畢業后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他決定查看一下辦公室后面的房間。
25 momentary hj3ya     
adj.片刻的,瞬息的;短暫的
參考例句:
  • We are in momentary expectation of the arrival of you.我們無時無刻不在盼望你的到來。
  • I caught a momentary glimpse of them.我瞥了他們一眼。
26 eloquently eloquently     
adv. 雄辯地(有口才地, 富于表情地)
參考例句:
  • I was toasted by him most eloquently at the dinner. 進餐時他口若懸河地向我祝酒。
  • The poet eloquently expresses the sense of lost innocence. 詩人動人地表達了失去天真的感覺。
27 mingled fdf34efd22095ed7e00f43ccc823abdf     
混合,混入( mingle的過去式和過去分詞 ); 混進,與…交往[聯系]
參考例句:
  • The sounds of laughter and singing mingled in the evening air. 笑聲和歌聲交織在夜空中。
  • The man and the woman mingled as everyone started to relax. 當大家開始放松的時候,這一男一女就開始交往了。
28 dread Ekpz8     
vt.擔憂,憂慮;懼怕,不敢;n.擔憂,畏懼
參考例句:
  • We all dread to think what will happen if the company closes.我們都不敢去想一旦公司關門我們該怎么辦。
  • Her heart was relieved of its blankest dread.她極度恐懼的心理消除了。
29 hoofs ffcc3c14b1369cfeb4617ce36882c891     
n.(獸的)蹄,馬蹄( hoof的名詞復數 )v.(獸的)蹄,馬蹄( hoof的第三人稱單數 )
參考例句:
  • The stamp of the horse's hoofs on the wooden floor was loud. 馬蹄踏在木頭地板上的聲音很響。 來自辭典例句
  • The noise of hoofs called him back to the other window. 馬蹄聲把他又喚回那扇窗子口。 來自辭典例句
30 lithe m0Ix9     
adj.(指人、身體)柔軟的,易彎的
參考例句:
  • His lithe athlete's body had been his pride through most of the fifty - six years.他那輕巧自如的運動員體格,五十六年來幾乎一直使他感到自豪。
  • His walk was lithe and graceful.他走路輕盈而優雅。
31 slumped b010f9799fb8ebd413389b9083180d8d     
大幅度下降,暴跌( slump的過去式和過去分詞 ); 沉重或突然地落下[倒下]
參考例句:
  • Sales have slumped this year. 今年銷售量銳減。
  • The driver was slumped exhausted over the wheel. 司機伏在方向盤上,疲憊得睡著了。
32 thoroughly sgmz0J     
adv.完全地,徹底地,十足地
參考例句:
  • The soil must be thoroughly turned over before planting.一定要先把土地深翻一遍再下種。
  • The soldiers have been thoroughly instructed in the care of their weapons.士兵們都系統地接受過保護武器的訓練。
33 aspirations a60ebedc36cdd304870aeab399069f9e     
強烈的愿望( aspiration的名詞復數 ); 志向; 發送氣音; 發 h 音
參考例句:
  • I didn't realize you had political aspirations. 我沒有意識到你有政治上的抱負。
  • The new treaty embodies the aspirations of most nonaligned countries. 新條約體現了大多數不結盟國家的愿望。
34 maternal 57Azi     
adj.母親的,母親般的,母系的,母方的
參考例句:
  • He is my maternal uncle.他是我舅舅。
  • The sight of the hopeless little boy aroused her maternal instincts.那個絕望的小男孩的模樣喚起了她的母性。
35 relinquish 4Bazt     
v.放棄,撤回,讓與,放手
參考例句:
  • He was forced to relinquish control of the company.他被迫放棄公司的掌控權。
  • They will never voluntarily relinquish their independence.他們絕對不會自動放棄獨立。
36 realization nTwxS     
n.實現;認識到,深刻了解
參考例句:
  • We shall gladly lend every effort in our power toward its realization.我們將樂意為它的實現而竭盡全力。
  • He came to the realization that he would never make a good teacher.他逐漸認識到自己永遠不會成為好老師。
37 erect 4iLzm     
n./v.樹立,建立,使豎立;adj.直立的,垂直的
參考例句:
  • She held her head erect and her back straight.她昂著頭,把背挺得筆直。
  • Soldiers are trained to stand erect.士兵們訓練站得筆直。
38 luminous 98ez5     
adj.發光的,發亮的;光明的;明白易懂的;有啟發的
參考例句:
  • There are luminous knobs on all the doors in my house.我家所有門上都安有夜光把手。
  • Most clocks and watches in this shop are in luminous paint.這家商店出售的大多數鐘表都涂了發光漆。
39 refinement kinyX     
n.文雅;高尚;精美;精制;精煉
參考例句:
  • Sally is a woman of great refinement and beauty. 莎莉是個溫文爾雅又很漂亮的女士。
  • Good manners and correct speech are marks of refinement.彬彬有禮和談吐得體是文雅的標志。
40 jaw 5xgy9     
n.顎,頜,說教,流言蜚語;v.喋喋不休,教訓
參考例句:
  • He delivered a right hook to his opponent's jaw.他給了對方下巴一記右鉤拳。
  • A strong square jaw is a sign of firm character.強健的方下巴是剛毅性格的標志。
41 briefly 9Styo     
adv.簡單地,簡短地
參考例句:
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想簡單地談一下這個問題的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一個恐怖組織綁架并短暫拘禁。
42 creek 3orzL     
n.小溪,小河,小灣
參考例句:
  • He sprang through the creek.他跳過小河。
  • People sunbathe in the nude on the rocks above the creek.人們在露出小溪的巖石上裸體曬日光浴。
43 jaded fqnzXN     
adj.精疲力竭的;厭倦的;(因過飽或過多而)膩煩的;遲鈍的
參考例句:
  • I felt terribly jaded after working all weekend. 整個周末工作之后我感到疲憊不堪。
  • Here is a dish that will revive jaded palates. 這道菜簡直可以恢復遲鈍的味覺。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
44 fumbling fumbling     
n. 摸索,漏接 v. 摸索,摸弄,笨拙的處理
參考例句:
  • If he actually managed to the ball instead of fumbling it with an off-balance shot. 如果他實際上設法拿好球而不是fumbling它。50-balance射擊笨拙地和迅速地會開始他的崗位移動,經常這樣結束。
  • If he actually managed to secure the ball instead of fumbling it awkwardly an off-balance shot. 如果他實際上設法拿好球而不是fumbling它。50-50提議有時。他從off-balance射擊笨拙地和迅速地會開始他的崗位移動,經常這樣結束。
45 galloped 4411170e828312c33945e27bb9dce358     
(使馬)飛奔,奔馳( gallop的過去式和過去分詞 ); 快速做[說]某事
參考例句:
  • Jo galloped across the field towards him. 喬騎馬穿過田野向他奔去。
  • The children galloped home as soon as the class was over. 孩子們一下課便飛奔回家了。
46 loomed 9423e616fe6b658c9a341ebc71833279     
v.隱約出現,陰森地逼近( loom的過去式和過去分詞 );隱約出現,陰森地逼近
參考例句:
  • A dark shape loomed up ahead of us. 一個黑糊糊的影子隱隱出現在我們的前面。
  • The prospect of war loomed large in everyone's mind. 戰事將起的龐大陰影占據每個人的心。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
47 ominously Gm6znd     
adv.惡兆地,不吉利地;預示地
參考例句:
  • The wheels scooped up stones which hammered ominously under the car. 車輪攪起的石塊,在車身下發出不吉祥的錘擊聲。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • Mammy shook her head ominously. 嬤嬤不祥地搖著頭。 來自飄(部分)
48 desolate vmizO     
adj.荒涼的,荒蕪的;孤獨的,凄涼的;v.使荒蕪,使孤寂
參考例句:
  • The city was burned into a desolate waste.那座城市被燒成一片廢墟。
  • We all felt absolutely desolate when she left.她走后,我們都覺得萬分孤寂。
49 dwelling auzzQk     
n.住宅,住所,寓所
參考例句:
  • Those two men are dwelling with us.那兩個人跟我們住在一起。
  • He occupies a three-story dwelling place on the Park Street.他在派克街上有一幢3層樓的寓所。
50 shutters 74d48a88b636ca064333022eb3458e1f     
百葉窗( shutter的名詞復數 ); (照相機的)快門
參考例句:
  • The shop-front is fitted with rolling shutters. 那商店的店門裝有卷門。
  • The shutters thumped the wall in the wind. 在風中百葉窗砰砰地碰在墻上。
51 veranda XfczWG     
n.走廊;陽臺
參考例句:
  • She sat in the shade on the veranda.她坐在陽臺上的遮蔭處。
  • They were strolling up and down the veranda.他們在走廊上來回徜徉。
52 supreme PHqzc     
adj.極度的,最重要的;至高的,最高的
參考例句:
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的時刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起訴書送交最高法院。
53 tightening 19aa014b47fbdfbc013e5abf18b64642     
上緊,固定,緊密
參考例句:
  • Make sure the washer is firmly seated before tightening the pipe. 旋緊水管之前,檢查一下洗衣機是否已牢牢地固定在底座上了。
  • It needs tightening up a little. 它還需要再收緊些。
54 butt uSjyM     
n.笑柄;煙蒂;槍托;臀部;v.用頭撞或頂
參考例句:
  • The water butt catches the overflow from this pipe.大水桶盛接管子里流出的東西。
  • He was the butt of their jokes.他是他們的笑柄。
55 huddled 39b87f9ca342d61fe478b5034beb4139     
擠在一起(huddle的過去式與過去分詞形式)
參考例句:
  • We huddled together for warmth. 我們擠在一塊取暖。
  • We huddled together to keep warm. 我們擠在一起來保暖。
56 archer KVxzP     
n.射手,弓箭手
參考例句:
  • The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target.弓箭手拉緊弓弦將箭瞄準靶子。
  • The archer's shot was a perfect bull's-eye.射手的那一箭正中靶心。
57 pointed Il8zB4     
adj.尖的,直截了當的
參考例句:
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他給我一支削得非常尖的鉛筆。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通過對達茨伍德夫人提出直截了當的邀請向她的哥哥表示出來。
58 tottered 60930887e634cc81d6b03c2dda74833f     
v.走得或動得不穩( totter的過去式和過去分詞 );踉蹌;蹣跚;搖搖欲墜
參考例句:
  • The pile of books tottered then fell. 這堆書晃了幾下,然后就倒了。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • The wounded soldier tottered to his feet. 傷員搖搖晃晃地站了起來。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
59 wailing 25fbaeeefc437dc6816eab4c6298b423     
v.哭叫,哀號( wail的現在分詞 );沱
參考例句:
  • A police car raced past with its siren wailing. 一輛警車鳴著警報器飛馳而過。
  • The little girl was wailing miserably. 那小女孩難過得號啕大哭。
60 soothed 509169542d21da19b0b0bd232848b963     
v.安慰( soothe的過去式和過去分詞 );撫慰;使舒服;減輕痛苦
參考例句:
  • The music soothed her for a while. 音樂讓她稍微安靜了一會兒。
  • The soft modulation of her voice soothed the infant. 她柔和的聲調使嬰兒安靜了。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
61 taut iUazb     
adj.拉緊的,繃緊的,緊張的
參考例句:
  • The bowstring is stretched taut.弓弦繃得很緊。
  • Scarlett's taut nerves almost cracked as a sudden noise sounded in the underbrush near them. 思嘉緊張的神經幾乎一下繃裂了,因為她聽見附近灌木叢中突然冒出的一個聲音。
62 smoldering e8630fc937f347478071b5257ae5f3a3     
v.用文火燜燒,熏燒,慢燃( smolder的現在分詞 )
參考例句:
  • The mat was smoldering where the burning log had fallen. 燃燒的木棒落下的地方墊子慢慢燃燒起來。 來自辭典例句
  • The wood was smoldering in the fireplace. 木柴在壁爐中悶燒。 來自辭典例句
63 mingling b387131b4ffa62204a89fca1610062f3     
adj.混合的
參考例句:
  • There was a spring of bitterness mingling with that fountain of sweets. 在這個甜蜜的源泉中間,已經摻和進苦澀的山水了。
  • The mingling of inconsequence belongs to us all. 這場矛盾混和物是我們大家所共有的。
64 dangling 4930128e58930768b1c1c75026ebc649     
懸吊著( dangle的現在分詞 ); 擺動不定; 用某事物誘惑…; 吊胃口
參考例句:
  • The tooth hung dangling by the bedpost, now. 結果,那顆牙就晃來晃去吊在床柱上了。
  • The children sat on the high wall,their legs dangling. 孩子們坐在一堵高墻上,搖晃著他們的雙腿。
65 tremor Tghy5     
n.震動,顫動,戰栗,興奮,地震
參考例句:
  • There was a slight tremor in his voice.他的聲音有點顫抖。
  • A slight earth tremor was felt in California.加利福尼亞發生了輕微的地震。
66 doorway 2s0xK     
n.門口,(喻)入門;門路,途徑
參考例句:
  • They huddled in the shop doorway to shelter from the rain.他們擠在商店門口躲雨。
  • Mary suddenly appeared in the doorway.瑪麗突然出現在門口。
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