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美国处于高度戒备状态

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 美国处于高度戒备状态

US on High Alert
Kyle King
Washington
11 Sep 2001 16:31 UTC

Reeling from a series of terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, U.S. authorities have gone on a 1)coast-to-coast alert as they try to assess the damage from the 2)unfolding disaster.
Aviation authorities quickly grounded all flights in the United States after the first of two apparently1 3)hijacked 4)aircraft slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
Streets in the city were closed as emergency operations teams attempted to sift2 through the rubble3 of the burning and collapsed4 buildings.
President Bush curtailed5 a visit to Florida to rush back to Washington where panicked federal workers 5)poured into the streets, and all government buildings were ordered closed.
That action was ordered after a commercial 6)airliner slammed into an area near the Pentagon's 7)helicopter landing pad. Highways running past the giant office complex were closed as thick 8)acrid smoke rose from the building.
In Los Angeles, anti-terrorist police have been put on special tactical alert. In Chicago officials ordered the Sears tower closed as a precaution. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has also cut short a visit to Peru and Colombia to return to the Capital.


(1) coast-to-coast adj.由大西洋岸至太平洋岸的
(2) unfold[Qn5fEJld]vt.打开, 显露vi.伸展, 开花, 呈现
(3) hijack[5haIdVAk]vt.抢劫, 劫持, 劫机, 揩油
(4) aircraft[5eEkrB:ft]n.航行器
(5) pour[pC:(r)]v.灌注, 倾泻, 涌入, 流, 倾盆大雨
(6) airliner[5eElaInE(r)]n.定期班机, 客机
(7) helicopter[5helIkRptE(r)]n.直升(飞)机, 直升机
(8) acrid[5AkrId]adj.辛辣的, (言语或语调)刻薄的

 


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1 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
2 sift XEAza     
v.筛撒,纷落,详察
参考例句:
  • Sift out the wheat from the chaff.把小麦的壳筛出来。
  • Sift sugar on top of the cake.在蛋糕上面撒上糖。
3 rubble 8XjxP     
n.(一堆)碎石,瓦砾
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake,it took months to clean up the rubble.地震后,花了数月才清理完瓦砾。
  • After the war many cities were full of rubble.战后许多城市到处可见颓垣残壁。
4 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
5 curtailed 7746e1f810c323c484795ba1ce76a5e5     
v.截断,缩短( curtail的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Spending on books has been severely curtailed. 购书开支已被大大削减。
  • Their public health programme had to be severely curtailed. 他们的公共卫生计划不得不大大收缩。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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