Catty 阴险恶毒

更新时间 2014年 1月 14日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间10:45
Cat

Cats can see very well at night. They only need one sixth of the level of light humans need to see. Photo: BBC

今日小常识

Cats appear in Egyptian paintings and sculptures from 3,000 BC. They were used to chase mice in grain stores and were worshipped by people. Anyone who killed a cat was severely punished, and cats became so respected that when they died their bodies were often preserved as mummies and buried with their owners.

早在公元前3千年时猫就已经出现在了古埃及的油画和雕塑中。猫最早被用来在粮仓里抓老鼠,而且人们对猫无比崇敬。任何一个杀死猫的人都会受到严厉的惩罚,有些人甚至还会给猫的死尸进行防腐处理、制成木乃伊,从而使其陪同自己的主人下葬。

今日短语

形容词 catty 可用来描述某人的言辞刁钻刻薄、阴险恶毒。

例句

The rivalry between Hollywood actresses Joan Crawford and Bette Davis was famous. They were always making catty comments about each other.

Tony's catty remarks will win him no friends.

请注意

A fat cat 这个表达常指一位有钱有势的人。

Some people say state companies have lots of fat cats on their boards.

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