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nondescript

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nondescript (比較級 more nondescript最高級 most nondescript)

  1. (生物學罕用)(学术文献中)无记载的,无描述
    近義詞: undescribedunidentified
  2. 特征的,平庸
    近義詞: (非标准) undescriptunexceptional
    He drove a nondescript silver sedan.
    他开一辆普通的银色轿车。
    • 1895, Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Second Cabin”, 出自 The Amateur Emigrant:
      There was, besides, a Scots mason, known from his favourite dish as "Irish Stew," three or four nondescript Scots, a fine young Irishman, O'Reilly, and a pair of young men who deserve a special word of condemnation.
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    • 1950 April, R. A. H. Weight, “They Passed by My Window”, 出自 Railway Magazine,頁號s 258-259:
      In 1919, demobilisation specials from Purfleet, Essex, to the North, usually made up of nondescript, almost paintless or grey stock which had seen long wartime service, chalked with slogans, were worked through by way of Bromley and the North London line []
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    • 2017 2月 23, Katie Rife, “The Girl With All The Gifts tries to put a fresh spin on overripe zombie clichés”, 出自 The Onion AV Club[1]:
      We open in a grimy, fluorescent-lit military base somewhere in rural England, where the girl from the poster, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), is the star student in a class full of children who are wheeled into school—or at least, the nondescript concrete room that serves as a school—with their arms, legs, and foreheads bound to their wheelchairs by leather straps.
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    • 2021 12月 29, Stephen Roberts, “Stories and facts behind railway plaques: Chippenham (1841)”, 出自 RAIL, 期 947,頁號 57:
      The plaque, of light-blue hue (a tone favoured by the Wiltshire market town's civic society), can be found on a nondescript structure just outside the station.
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nondescript (複數 nondescripts)

  1. (主要用於生物學)书面记载物种 (自17世纪)
    • 1791, Thomas Paine, Rights of Man:
      Imagination has given figure and character to centaurs, satyrs, and down to all the fairy tribe; but titles baffle even the powers of fancy, and are a chimerical non-descript.
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  2. 平平无奇的人或物 (自18世纪)
  3. (英國)标记警车
    • 1970, Peter Laurie, Scotland Yard: a study of the Metropolitan Police,頁號 118:
      By a nice British compromise, the enforcement car — visible just then as a white spot on the television screen — has nothing externally to show its police affiliation, but unlike the CID's nondescripts, carries two large policemen in uniform.
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