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SSS 2012-01-10

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 Jeanne Baret was passionate1 about science, so passionate that in the 1760s the French women disguised herself as a man. She hide her true identity to accompany her lover, Bach Philibert Commerson on the first friendship to sail around the world. At the time women weren't allowed on French navy vessels2, and general sexes are prevented them from working in science. Commerson were sick fro part of the trip, and so  Baret accomplished3 much of the field work on her own. Together, the two collected more than 6000 specimens4, more than 70 species have been named for Commerson. He intended to name a species after  Baret , but he died before he could do so. Then last year, biologist Eric Tebay heard an interview with Boray biographer Glynis Ridley on NPR. The story inspired Tebay to name a species of vine from South America in her honer, Solenon  Baretia. It's leaves are of variable shape, as were the leaves of the species Commerson had intended to name for Baret. As  Baretia 's flowers are violet, yellow or white, an exhausted5 species for an unusual woman, who made a mark on science without leaving her name, until now.


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1 passionate rLDxd     
adj.热情的,热烈的,激昂的,易动情的,易怒的,性情暴躁的
参考例句:
  • He is said to be the most passionate man.据说他是最有激情的人。
  • He is very passionate about the project.他对那个项目非常热心。
2 vessels fc9307c2593b522954eadb3ee6c57480     
n.血管( vessel的名词复数 );船;容器;(具有特殊品质或接受特殊品质的)人
参考例句:
  • The river is navigable by vessels of up to 90 tons. 90 吨以下的船只可以从这条河通过。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • All modern vessels of any size are fitted with radar installations. 所有现代化船只都有雷达装置。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
3 accomplished UzwztZ     
adj.有才艺的;有造诣的;达到了的
参考例句:
  • Thanks to your help,we accomplished the task ahead of schedule.亏得你们帮忙,我们才提前完成了任务。
  • Removal of excess heat is accomplished by means of a radiator.通过散热器完成多余热量的排出。
4 specimens 91fc365099a256001af897127174fcce     
n.样品( specimen的名词复数 );范例;(化验的)抽样;某种类型的人
参考例句:
  • Astronauts have brought back specimens of rock from the moon. 宇航员从月球带回了岩石标本。
  • The traveler brought back some specimens of the rocks from the mountains. 那位旅行者从山上带回了一些岩石标本。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 exhausted 7taz4r     
adj.极其疲惫的,精疲力尽的
参考例句:
  • 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。
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