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朽木
Simplified 朽木
Traditional 朽木
Pin Yin
xiu3 mu4
English
  • a hopeless case; deadwood; rotten wood
Examples:
1. “上帝也没法把朽木雕成玉器。”马克丝小姐说道。
" Even the Lord can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." Said Miss Marks.
2. 锲而舍之,朽木不折,锲而不舍,金石可镂
"Carve But give up halfway, even a decayed piece of wood will not Break; carve without stop, even metal and stone can be engraved"
3. 用作引火物的干朽木
Dry, decayed wood, used as tinder.
4. 他把钻头捅过朽木
He rammed the stake through the rotting wood.
5. 我一会儿被脚下的朽木绊倒,一会儿又踏进蚂蚁冢里。
I stumbled over rotten logs, stepped into anthills.
6. 火线用作引火物的物质,如腐烂的木头;干燥朽木
Material, such as decayed wood, that is used as tinder; punk.
7. 去给我准备一条船,要用朽木制造,涂上黑漆。
Prepare for me a ship of which the half-rotten timbers shall be painting black.
8. 拨开朽木后面的灌木丛,
Raked away some brush behind the rotten log,
9. 无翅昆虫,生活在象朽木桩下面的阴暗潮湿的地方;受惊扰时做奇怪的跳动。
Wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed.