2018年4月26日 星期四

despot, murderous, hoar-frost, Antimemoirs,


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This famous episode nevertheless cost the Red Army fewer men than those which followed Tt reached a region where the blockhouses of Nanking were still few, and regained the military inttiatne. But it still had to cross the high snow-covered passes of the Chiachin Mountains. It had been svarm in June in the Chinese lowlands, but it was cold at fifteen thousand feet, and die cotton-clad men of the South began to die. There were no paths, the army had to build its own track One army corps lost two thirds of its animals Mountain upon mountain, soon corpse upon corpse: one can follow the Long March by the skeletons fallen under their empty sacks; and those svho fell for ever before the peak of the Feather of Dreams, and those svho skirted the Great Drum (for the Chinese, the drum is the bronze drum) with its vertical faces in the endless jagged immensity of the mountains. The murderous clouds hid the gods of the Tibetan snows At last the army with the moustaches of hoar-frost reached the fields of Maokung Down below, it was still summer . . .
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despot
ˈdɛspɒt/
noun
  1. a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way.
    synonyms:tyrantdictator, absolute ruler, totalitarianauthoritarianautocratoppressorautarch, monocrat
    "we must not support such despots by arming them"


murderous
ˈməːd(ə)rəs/
adjective
1. capable of or intending to murder; dangerously violent.
"a brutal and murderous despot"


synonyms:

homicidal, brutal, violent, savage, ferocious, fierce, vicious, bloodthirsty, barbarous, barbaric, cruel, inhuman; More

2.
informal
extremely arduous or unpleasant.

"the team had a murderous schedule of four games in ten days"


hoar
hɔː/
archaic  literary
adjective

1.
greyish white; grey or grey-haired with age.
noun
1.
hoar frost.
ˈhɔːfrɒst/

noun
a greyish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapour formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc.

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