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更夫
Simplified 更夫
Traditional 更夫
Pin Yin
geng1 fu1
English
  • night watchman (in former times)
  • [Law] night man
Examples:
1. 而是像欢乐的更夫在催黑夜快走。
But like a cheerful watchman speeding the course of night.
2. 雄鸡最先啼鸣,不是报晓的啼鸣,而是象欢快的更夫在催黑夜快走。
It is then that the cock first crows, not this time to announce the dawn, but like a cheerful watchman speeding the course of night.
3. 小心火烛(伦敦更夫的呼声)
Lantern-and-candle light!
4. 城里有公共的更夫,这些更夫又被叫作“查理斯”,但他们一般是些年老体弱的人,除了能喊一喊“过10点钟了,早上天冷有霜降”之外,不适合于危险拼命的差事。
There were public watchmen, or Charlies, as they were called, but they were generally feeble old men, unfit for more strenuous assignment than calling out, "Past ten o'clock and a cold, frosty morning."