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     T was lovely summer weather in the country, and the golden corn, the green oats, and the haystacks piled up in the


looked beautiful. The stork1 walking about on his long red legs chattered2 in the Egyptian language, which he had learnt from

his mother. The corn-fields and meadows were surrounded by large forests, in the midst of which were deep pools. It was,

indeed, delightful3 to walk about in the country. In a sunny spot stood a pleasant old farm-house close by a deep river, and

from the house down to the water side grew great burdock leaves, so high, that under the tallest of them a little child could

stand upright. The spot was as wild as the centre of a thick wood. In this snug4 retreat sat a duck on her nest, watching for

her young brood to hatch; she was beginning to get tired of her task, for the little ones were a long time coming out of

their shells, and she seldom had any visitors. The other ducks liked much better to swim about in the river than to climb the

slippery banks, and sit under a burdock leaf, to have a gossip with her. At length one shell cracked, and then another, and

from each egg came a living creature that lifted its head and cried, “Peep, peep.” “Quack5, quack,” said the mother, and

then they all quacked6 as well as they could, and looked about them on every side at the large green leaves. Their mother

allowed them to look as much as they liked, because green is good for the eyes. “How large the world is,” said the young

ducks, when they found how much more room they now had than while they were inside the egg-shell. “Do you imagine this is

the whole world?” asked the mother; “Wait till you have seen the garden; it stretches far beyond that to the parson’s

field, but I have never ventured to such a distance. Are you all out?” she continued, rising; “No, I declare, the largest

egg lies there still. I wonder how long this is to last, I am quite tired of it;” and she seated herself again on the nest. 
  “Well, how are you getting on?” asked an old duck, who paid her a visit.
  “One egg is not hatched yet,” said the duck, “it will not break. But just look at all the others, are they not the

prettiest little ducklings you ever saw? They are the image of their father, who is so unkind, he never comes to see.”
  “Let me see the egg that will not break,” said the duck; “I have no doubt it is a turkey’s egg. I was persuaded to

hatch some once, and after all my care and trouble with the young ones, they were afraid of the water. I quacked and clucked,

but all to no purpose. I could not get them to venture in. Let me look at the egg. Yes, that is a turkey’s egg; take my

advice, leave it where it is and teach the other children to swim.”
  “I think I will sit on it a little while longer,” said the duck; “as I have sat so long already, a few days will be

  “Please yourself,” said the old duck, and she went away.
  At last the large egg broke, and a young one crept forth7 crying, “Peep, peep.” It was very large and ugly. The duck

stared at it and exclaimed, “It is very large and not at all like the others. I wonder if it really is a turkey. We shall

soon find it out, however when we go to the water. It must go in, if I have to push it myself.”
  On the next day the weather was delightful, and the sun shone brightly on the green burdock leaves, so the mother duck

took her young brood down to the water, and jumped in with a splash. “Quack, quack,” cried she, and one after another the

little ducklings jumped in. The water closed over their heads, but they came up again in an instant, and swam about quite

prettily8 with their legs paddling under them as easily as possible, and the ugly duckling was also in the water swimming with

  “Oh,” said the mother, “that is not a turkey; how well he uses his legs, and how upright he holds himself! He is my

own child, and he is not so very ugly after all if you look at him properly. Quack, quack! come with me now, I will take you

into grand society, and introduce you to the farmyard, but you must keep close to me or you may be trodden upon; and, above

all, beware of the cat.”
  When they reached the farmyard, there was a great disturbance9, two families were fighting for an eel’s head, which,

after all, was carried off by the cat. “See, children, that is the way of the world,” said the mother duck, whetting10 her

beak11, for she would have liked the eel’s head herself. “Come, now, use your legs, and let me see how well you can behave.

You must bow your heads prettily to that old duck yonder; she is the highest born of them all, and has Spanish blood,

therefore, she is well off. Don’t you see she has a red flag tied to her leg, which is something very grand, and a great

honor for a duck; it shows that every one is anxious not to lose her, as she can be recognized both by man and beast. Come,

now, don’t turn your toes, a well-bred duckling spreads his feet wide apart, just like his father and mother, in this way;

now bend your neck, and say ‘quack.’”
  The ducklings did as they were bid, but the other duck stared, and said, “Look, here comes another brood, as if there

were not enough of us already! and what a queer looking object one of them is; we don’t want him here,” and then one flew

out and bit him in the neck.
  “Let him alone,” said the mother; “he is not doing any harm.”
  “Yes, but he is so big and ugly,” said the spiteful duck “and therefore he must be turned out.”
  “The others are very pretty children,” said the old duck, with the rag on her leg, “all but that one; I wish his

mother could improve him a little.”
  “That is impossible, your grace,” replied the mother; “he is not pretty; but he has a very good disposition12, and swims

as well or even better than the others. I think he will grow up pretty, and perhaps be smaller; he has remained too long in

the egg, and therefore his figure is not properly formed;” and then she stroked his neck and smoothed the feathers, saying,

“It is a drake, and therefore not of so much consequence. I think he will grow up strong, and able to take care of himself.

 “The other ducklings are graceful13 enough,” said the old duck. “Now make yourself at home, and if you can find an eel’s

head, you can bring it to me.”
And so they made themselves comfortable; but the poor duckling, who had crept out of his shell last of all, and looked so

ugly, was bitten and pushed and made fun of, not only by the ducks, but by all the poultry14. “He is too big,” they all said,

and the turkey cock, who had been born into the world with spurs, and fancied himself really an emperor, puffed15 himself out

like a vessel16 in full sail, and flew at the duckling, and became quite red in the head with passion, so that the poor little

thing did not know where to go, and was quite miserable17 because he was so ugly and laughed at by the whole farmyard. So it

went on from day to day till it got worse and worse. The poor duckling was driven about by every one; even his brothers and

sisters were unkind to him, and would say, “Ah, you ugly creature, I wish the cat would get you,” and his mother said she

wished he had never been born. The ducks pecked him, the chickens beat him, and the girl who fed the poultry kicked him with

her feet. So at last he ran away, frightening the little birds in the hedge as he flew over the palings. #p#
  “They are afraid of me because I am ugly,” he said. So he closed his eyes, and flew still farther, until he came out on

a large moor18, inhabited by wild ducks. Here he remained the whole night, feeling very tired and sorrowful.
  In the morning, when the wild ducks rose in the air, they stared at their new comrade. “What sort of a duck are you?”

they all said, coming round him.
  He bowed to them, and was as polite as he could be, but he did not reply to their question. “You are exceedingly ugly,”

said the wild ducks, “but that will not matter if you do not want to marry one of our family.”
  Poor thing! he had no thoughts of marriage; all he wanted was permission to lie among the rushes, and drink some of the

water on the moor. After he had been on the moor two days, there came two wild geese, or rather goslings, for they had not

been out of the egg long, and were very saucy19. “Listen, friend,” said one of them to the duckling, “you are so ugly, that

we like you very well. Will you go with us, and become a bird of passage? Not far from here is another moor, in which there

are some pretty wild geese, all unmarried. It is a chance for you to get a wife; you may be lucky, ugly as you are.”
  “Pop, pop,” sounded in the air, and the two wild geese fell dead among the rushes, and the water was tinged20 with blood.

“Pop, pop,” echoed far and wide in the distance, and whole flocks of wild geese rose up from the rushes. The sound

continued from every direction, for the sportsmen surrounded the moor, and some were even seated on branches of trees,

overlooking the rushes. The blue smoke from the guns rose like clouds over the dark trees, and as it floated away across the

water, a number of sporting dogs bounded in among the rushes, which bent21 beneath them wherever they went. How they terrified

the poor duckling! He turned away his head to hide it under his wing, and at the same moment a large terrible dog passed

quite near him. His jaws22 were open, his tongue hung from his mouth, and his eyes glared fearfully. He thrust his nose close

to the duckling, showing his sharp teeth, and then, “splash, splash,” he went into the water without touching23 him, “Oh,”

sighed the duckling, “how thankful I am for being so ugly; even a dog will not bite me.” And so he lay quite still, while

the shot rattled24 through the rushes, and gun after gun was fired over him. It was late in the day before all became quiet,

but even then the poor young thing did not dare to move. He waited quietly for several hours, and then, after looking

carefully around him, hastened away from the moor as fast as he could. He ran over field and meadow till a storm arose, and

he could hardly struggle against it. Towards evening, he reached a poor little cottage that seemed ready to fall, and only

remained standing25 because it could not decide on which side to fall first. The storm continued so violent, that the duckling

could go no farther; he sat down by the cottage, and then he noticed that the door was not quite closed in consequence of one

of the hinges having given way. There was therefore a narrow opening near the bottom large enough for him to slip through,

which he did very quietly, and got a shelter for the night. A woman, a tom cat, and a hen lived in this cottage. The tom cat,

whom the mistress called, “My little son,” was a great favorite; he could raise his back, and purr, and could even throw

out sparks from his fur if it were stroked the wrong way. The hen had very short legs, so she was called “Chickie short

legs.” She laid good eggs, and her mistress loved her as if she had been her own child. In the morning, the strange visitor

was discovered, and the tom cat began to purr, and the hen to cluck. 
  “What is that noise about?” said the old woman, looking round the room, but her sight was not very good; therefore,

when she saw the duckling she thought it must be a fat duck, that had strayed from home. “Oh what a prize!” she exclaimed,

“I hope it is not a drake, for then I shall have some duck’s eggs. I must wait and see.” So the duckling was allowed to

remain on trial for three weeks, but there were no eggs. Now the tom cat was the master of the house, and the hen was

mistress, and they always said, “We and the world,” for they believed themselves to be half the world, and the better half

too. The duckling thought that others might hold a different opinion on the subject, but the hen would not listen to such

doubts. “Can you lay eggs?” she asked. “No.” “Then have the goodness to hold your tongue.” “Can you raise your back,

or purr, or throw out sparks?” said the tom cat. “No.” “Then you have no right to express an opinion when sensible people

are speaking.” So the duckling sat in a corner, feeling very low spirited, till the sunshine and the fresh air came into the

room through the open door, and then he began to feel such a great longing26 for a swim on the water, that he could not help

telling the hen.
  “What an absurd idea,” said the hen. “You have nothing else to do, therefore you have foolish fancies. If you could

purr or lay eggs, they would pass away.”
  “But it is so delightful to swim about on the water,” said the duckling, “and so refreshing27 to feel it close over your

head, while you dive down to the bottom.”
  “Delightful, indeed!” said the hen, “why you must be crazy! Ask the cat, he is the cleverest animal I know, ask him

how he would like to swim about on the water, or to dive under it, for I will not speak of my own opinion; ask our mistress,

the old woman—there is no one in the world more clever than she is. Do you think she would like to swim, or to let the water

close over her head?”
  “You don’t understand me,” said the duckling.
  “We don’t understand you? Who can understand you, I wonder? Do you consider yourself more clever than the cat, or the

old woman? I will say nothing of myself. Don’t imagine such nonsense, child, and thank your good fortune that you have been

received here. Are you not in a warm room, and in society from which you may learn something. But you are a chatterer, and

your company is not very agreeable. Believe me, I speak only for your own good. I may tell you unpleasant truths, but that is

a proof of my friendship. I advise you, therefore, to lay eggs, and learn to purr as quickly as possible.”
  “I believe I must go out into the world again,” said the duckling.
“Yes, do,” said the hen. So the duckling left the cottage, and soon found water on which it could swim and dive, but was

avoided by all other animals, because of its ugly appearance. Autumn came, and the leaves in the forest turned to orange and

gold. then, as winter approached, the wind caught them as they fell and whirled them in the cold air. The clouds, heavy with

hail and snow-flakes, hung low in the sky, and the raven28 stood on the ferns crying, “Croak29, croak.” It made one shiver with

cold to look at him. All this was very sad for the poor little duckling. One evening, just as the sun set amid radiant

clouds, there came a large flock of beautiful birds out of the bushes. The duckling had never seen any like them before. They

were swans, and they curved their graceful necks, while their soft plumage shown with dazzling whiteness. They uttered a

singular cry, as they spread their glorious wings and flew away from those cold regions to warmer countries across the sea.

As they mounted higher and higher in the air, the ugly little duckling felt quite a strange sensation as he watched them. He

whirled himself in the water like a wheel, stretched out his neck towards them, and uttered a cry so strange that it

frightened himself. Could he ever forget those beautiful, happy birds; and when at last they were out of his sight, he dived

under the water, and rose again almost beside himself with excitement. He knew not the names of these birds, nor where they

had flown, but he felt towards them as he had never felt for any other bird in the world. He was not envious30 of these

beautiful creatures, but wished to be as lovely as they. Poor ugly creature, how gladly he would have lived even with the

ducks had they only given him encouragement. The winter grew colder and colder; he was obliged to swim about on the water to

keep it from freezing, but every night the space on which he swam became smaller and smaller. At length it froze so hard that

the ice in the water crackled as he moved, and the duckling had to paddle with his legs as well as he could, to keep the

space from closing up. He became exhausted31 at last, and lay still and helpless, frozen fast in the ice.
  Early in the morning, a peasant, who was passing by, saw what had happened. He broke the ice in pieces with his wooden

shoe, and carried the duckling home to his wife. The warmth revived the poor little creature; but when the children wanted to

play with him, the duckling thought they would do him some harm; so he started up in terror, fluttered into the milk-pan, and

splashed the milk about the room. Then the woman clapped her hands, which frightened him still more. He flew first into the

butter-cask, then into the meal-tub, and out again. What a condition he was in! The woman screamed, and struck at him with

the tongs32; the children laughed and screamed, and tumbled over each other, in their efforts to catch him; but luckily he

escaped. The door stood open; the poor creature could just manage to slip out among the bushes, and lie down quite exhausted

in the newly fallen snow. #p#
  It would be very sad, were I to relate all the misery33 and privations which the poor little duckling endured during the

hard winter; but when it had passed, he found himself lying one morning in a moor, amongst the rushes. He felt the warm sun

shining, and heard the lark34 singing, and saw that all around was beautiful spring. Then the young bird felt that his wings

were strong, as he flapped them against his sides, and rose high into the air. They bore him onwards, until he found himself

in a large garden, before he well knew how it had happened. The apple-trees were in full blossom, and the fragrant35 elders

bent their long green branches down to the stream which wound round a smooth lawn. Everything looked beautiful, in the

freshness of early spring. From a thicket36 close by came three beautiful white swans, rustling37 their feathers, and swimming

lightly over the smooth water. The duckling remembered the lovely birds, and felt more strangely unhappy than ever.
  “I will fly to those royal birds,” he exclaimed, “and they will kill me, because I am so ugly, and dare to approach

them; but it does not matter: better be killed by them than pecked by the ducks, beaten by the hens, pushed about by the

maiden38 who feeds the poultry, or starved with hunger in the winter.”
  Then he flew to the water, and swam towards the beautiful swans. The moment they espied39 the stranger, they rushed to meet

him with outstretched wings.
  “Kill me,” said the poor bird; and he bent his head down to the surface of the water, and awaited death.
  But what did he see in the clear stream below? His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look

at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is

hatched from a swan’s egg. He now felt glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much

better all the pleasure and happiness around him; for the great swans swam round the new-comer, and stroked his neck with

their beaks40, as a welcome. 
  Into the garden presently came some little children, and threw bread and cake into the water.
  “See,” cried the youngest, “there is a new one;” and the rest were delighted, and ran to their father and mother,

dancing and clapping their hands, and shouting joyously41, “There is another swan come; a new one has arrived.”
  Then they threw more bread and cake into the water, and said, “The new one is the most beautiful of all; he is so young

and pretty.” And the old swans bowed their heads before him. Then he felt quite ashamed, and hid his head under his wing;

for he did not know what to do, he was so happy, and yet not at all proud. He had been persecuted42 and despised for his

ugliness, and now he heard them say he was the most beautiful of all the birds. Even the elder-tree bent down its bows into

the water before him, and the sun shone warm and bright. Then he rustled43 his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried

joyfully44, from the depths of his heart, “I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.”





  最后,那些鸭蛋一个接着一个地崩开了。“噼!噼!”蛋壳响起来。所有的蛋黄现在都变成了小动物。他们把小头都伸出来。  “嘎!








































































  “当我还是一只丑小鸭的时候,我做梦也没有想到会有这么多的幸福!” (1844年)











1 stork hGWzF     
  • A Fox invited a long-beaked Stork to have dinner with him.狐狸请长嘴鹳同他一起吃饭。
  • He is very glad that his wife's going to get a visit from the stork.他为她的妻子将获得参观鹳鸟的机会感到非常高兴。
2 chattered 0230d885b9f6d176177681b6eaf4b86f     
(人)喋喋不休( chatter的过去式 ); 唠叨; (牙齿)打战; (机器)震颤
  • They chattered away happily for a while. 他们高兴地闲扯了一会儿。
  • We chattered like two teenagers. 我们聊着天,像两个十多岁的孩子。
3 delightful 6xzxT     
  • We had a delightful time by the seashore last Sunday.上星期天我们在海滨玩得真痛快。
  • Peter played a delightful melody on his flute.彼得用笛子吹奏了一支欢快的曲子。
4 snug 3TvzG     
  • He showed us into a snug little sitting room.他领我们走进了一间温暖而舒适的小客厅。
  • She had a small but snug home.她有个小小的但很舒适的家。
5 quack f0JzI     
  • He describes himself as a doctor,but I feel he is a quack.他自称是医生,可是我感觉他是个江湖骗子。
  • The quack was stormed with questions.江湖骗子受到了猛烈的质问。
6 quacked 58c5d8f16b25062c8081d3d2ae05aa7f     
v.(鸭子)发出嘎嘎声( quack的过去式和过去分词 )
7 forth Hzdz2     
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.风吹得树轻轻地来回摇晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快连续发表了一系列的作品。
8 prettily xQAxh     
  • It was prettily engraved with flowers on the back.此件雕刻精美,背面有花饰图案。
  • She pouted prettily at him.她冲他撅着嘴,样子很可爱。
9 disturbance BsNxk     
  • He is suffering an emotional disturbance.他的情绪受到了困扰。
  • You can work in here without any disturbance.在这儿你可不受任何干扰地工作。
10 whetting f6a66a8dcf99bf5eef3a41a09e9f6c3b     
v.(在石头上)磨(刀、斧等)( whet的现在分词 );引起,刺激(食欲、欲望、兴趣等)
  • A battle is coming; the two armies are whetting their swords. 两兵就要交战了,双方都在磨刀霍霍地备战。 来自互联网
  • The smell is really whetting my appetite. 这味道真吊胃口。 来自互联网
11 beak 8y1zGA     
  • The bird had a worm in its beak.鸟儿嘴里叼着一条虫。
  • This bird employs its beak as a weapon.这种鸟用嘴作武器。
12 disposition GljzO     
  • He has made a good disposition of his property.他已对财产作了妥善处理。
  • He has a cheerful disposition.他性情开朗。
13 graceful deHza     
  • His movements on the parallel bars were very graceful.他的双杠动作可帅了!
  • The ballet dancer is so graceful.芭蕾舞演员的姿态是如此的优美。
14 poultry GPQxh     
  • There is not much poultry in the shops. 商店里禽肉不太多。
  • What do you feed the poultry on? 你们用什么饲料喂养家禽?
15 puffed 72b91de7f5a5b3f6bdcac0d30e24f8ca     
adj.疏松的v.使喷出( puff的过去式和过去分词 );喷着汽(或烟)移动;吹嘘;吹捧
  • He lit a cigarette and puffed at it furiously. 他点燃了一支香烟,狂吸了几口。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He felt grown-up, puffed up with self-importance. 他觉得长大了,便自以为了不起。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 vessel 4L1zi     
  • The vessel is fully loaded with cargo for Shanghai.这艘船满载货物驶往上海。
  • You should put the water into a vessel.你应该把水装入容器中。
17 miserable g18yk     
  • It was miserable of you to make fun of him.你取笑他,这是可耻的。
  • Her past life was miserable.她过去的生活很苦。
18 moor T6yzd     
  • I decided to moor near some tourist boats.我决定在一些观光船附近停泊。
  • There were hundreds of the old huts on the moor.沼地上有成百上千的古老的石屋。
19 saucy wDMyK     
  • He was saucy and mischievous when he was working.他工作时总爱调皮捣蛋。
  • It was saucy of you to contradict your father.你顶撞父亲,真是无礼。
20 tinged f86e33b7d6b6ca3dd39eda835027fc59     
v.(使)发丁丁声( ting的过去式和过去分词 )
  • memories tinged with sadness 略带悲伤的往事
  • white petals tinged with blue 略带蓝色的白花瓣
21 bent QQ8yD     
  • He was fully bent upon the project.他一心扑在这项计划上。
  • We bent over backward to help them.我们尽了最大努力帮助他们。
22 jaws cq9zZq     
  • The antelope could not escape the crocodile's gaping jaws. 那只羚羊无法从鱷鱼张开的大口中逃脱。
  • The scored jaws of a vise help it bite the work. 台钳上有刻痕的虎钳牙帮助它紧咬住工件。
23 touching sg6zQ9     
  • It was a touching sight.这是一幅动人的景象。
  • His letter was touching.他的信很感人。
24 rattled b4606e4247aadf3467575ffedf66305b     
  • The truck jolted and rattled over the rough ground. 卡车嘎吱嘎吱地在凹凸不平的地面上颠簸而行。
  • Every time a bus went past, the windows rattled. 每逢公共汽车经过这里,窗户都格格作响。
25 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
26 longing 98bzd     
  • Hearing the tune again sent waves of longing through her.再次听到那首曲子使她胸中充满了渴望。
  • His heart burned with longing for revenge.他心中燃烧着急欲复仇的怒火。
27 refreshing HkozPQ     
  • I find it'so refreshing to work with young people in this department.我发现和这一部门的青年一起工作令人精神振奋。
  • The water was cold and wonderfully refreshing.水很涼,特别解乏提神。
28 raven jAUz8     
  • We know the raven will never leave the man's room.我们知道了乌鸦再也不会离开那个男人的房间。
  • Her charming face was framed with raven hair.她迷人的脸上垂落着乌亮的黑发。
29 croak yYLzJ     
  • Everyone seemed rather out of sorts and inclined to croak.每个人似乎都有点不对劲,想发发牢骚。
  • Frogs began to croak with the rainfall.蛙随着雨落开始哇哇叫。
30 envious n8SyX     
  • I don't think I'm envious of your success.我想我并不嫉妒你的成功。
  • She is envious of Jane's good looks and covetous of her car.她既忌妒简的美貌又垂涎她的汽车。
31 exhausted 7taz4r     
  • It was a long haul home and we arrived exhausted.搬运回家的这段路程特别长,到家时我们已筋疲力尽。
  • Jenny was exhausted by the hustle of city life.珍妮被城市生活的忙乱弄得筋疲力尽。
32 tongs ugmzMt     
  • She used tongs to put some more coal on the fire.她用火钳再夹一些煤放进炉子里。
  • He picked up the hot metal with a pair of tongs.他用一把钳子夹起这块热金属。
33 misery G10yi     
  • Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商业不景气常使工薪阶层受苦。
  • He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我从苦海里救了出来。
34 lark r9Fza     
  • He thinks it cruel to confine a lark in a cage.他认为把云雀关在笼子里太残忍了。
  • She lived in the village with her grandparents as cheerful as a lark.她同祖父母一起住在乡间非常快活。
35 fragrant z6Yym     
  • The Fragrant Hills are exceptionally beautiful in late autumn.深秋的香山格外美丽。
  • The air was fragrant with lavender.空气中弥漫薰衣草香。
36 thicket So0wm     
  • A thicket makes good cover for animals to hide in.丛林是动物的良好隐蔽处。
  • We were now at the margin of the thicket.我们现在已经来到了丛林的边缘。
37 rustling c6f5c8086fbaf68296f60e8adb292798     
n. 瑟瑟声,沙沙声 adj. 发沙沙声的
  • the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze 树木在微风中发出的沙沙声
  • the soft rustling of leaves 树叶柔和的沙沙声
38 maiden yRpz7     
  • The prince fell in love with a fair young maiden.王子爱上了一位年轻美丽的少女。
  • The aircraft makes its maiden flight tomorrow.这架飞机明天首航。
39 espied 980e3f8497fb7a6bd10007d67965f9f7     
v.看到( espy的过去式和过去分词 )
  • One day a youth espied her as he was hunting.She saw him and recognized him as her own son, mow grown a young man. 一日,她被一个正在行猎的小伙子看见了,她认出来这个猎手原来是自己的儿子,现在已长成为一个翩翩的少年。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • In a little while he espied the two giants. 一会儿就看见了那两个巨人。 来自辞典例句
40 beaks 66bf69cd5b0e1dfb0c97c1245fc4fbab     
n.鸟嘴( beak的名词复数 );鹰钩嘴;尖鼻子;掌权者
  • Baby cockatoos will have black eyes and soft, almost flexible beaks. 雏鸟凤头鹦鹉黑色的眼睛是柔和的,嘴几乎是灵活的。 来自互联网
  • Squid beaks are often found in the stomachs of sperm whales. 经常能在抹香鲸的胃里发现鱿鱼的嘴。 来自互联网
41 joyously 1p4zu0     
ad.快乐地, 高兴地
  • She opened the door for me and threw herself in my arms, screaming joyously and demanding that we decorate the tree immediately. 她打开门,直扑我的怀抱,欣喜地喊叫着要马上装饰圣诞树。
  • They came running, crying out joyously in trilling girlish voices. 她们边跑边喊,那少女的颤音好不欢快。 来自名作英译部分
42 persecuted 2daa49e8c0ac1d04bf9c3650a3d486f3     
(尤指宗教或政治信仰的)迫害(~sb. for sth.)( persecute的过去式和过去分词 ); 烦扰,困扰或骚扰某人
  • Throughout history, people have been persecuted for their religious beliefs. 人们因宗教信仰而受迫害的情况贯穿了整个历史。
  • Members of these sects are ruthlessly persecuted and suppressed. 这些教派的成员遭到了残酷的迫害和镇压。
43 rustled f68661cf4ba60e94dc1960741a892551     
v.发出沙沙的声音( rustle的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He rustled his papers. 他把试卷弄得沙沙地响。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Leaves rustled gently in the breeze. 树叶迎着微风沙沙作响。 来自《简明英汉词典》
44 joyfully joyfully     
adv. 喜悦地, 高兴地
  • She tripped along joyfully as if treading on air. 她高兴地走着,脚底下轻飘飘的。
  • During these first weeks she slaved joyfully. 在最初的几周里,她干得很高兴。