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08:12 Mar 26, 2004
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: each embracing with one arm/levers that worked the secret engines of earth
Early this day, it had been out in the potato field while breaking up the ground with big grubbing hoes. They had stood awkward and wide-footed in the furrows, each embracing with one arm, gripping the hoe with their free hands.
Ada first thought to make some wry comment. Do I need to cough? But then she noted the hoe handles. The angle at which they descended to the dirt suggested levers that worked the secret engines of earth. She just went on about her business and let them be.
panyuan
Chinese translation:试译
Explanation:
each embracing with one arm, gripping the hoe with their free hands
两人用一只手拥抱着,用另一只手拿着锄头

The angle at which they descended to the dirt suggested levers that worked the secret engines of earth.
锄头把斜插在地里,就象地球秘密发动机的摇柄一般
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Lu Zou
Australia
Local time: 03:22
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试译


Explanation:
each embracing with one arm, gripping the hoe with their free hands
两人用一只手拥抱着,用另一只手拿着锄头

The angle at which they descended to the dirt suggested levers that worked the secret engines of earth.
锄头把斜插在地里,就象地球秘密发动机的摇柄一般


Lu Zou
Australia
Local time: 03:22
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in category: 36
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  jyuan_us: 两人用一只手拥抱着,用另一只手拿着锄头,我怎么也无法 RECONSTRUCT 这到底是什么动作。
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agree  Danbing HE
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