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hulk
n 大而笨重的人或物; 廢船

The stolen works include
the enormous ---

a hulking two-ton sculpture
by Henry Moore.
dung
n (牛、馬等的)糞;糞肥;污穢
vt 施糞肥於

And the comparatively modest ---

a three-foot-long dung beetle
by the artist Wendy Taylor.
beetle
n 甲蟲,形似甲蟲的昆蟲(如蟑螂等);
近視者

vi (甲蟲般地)急忙來回;瞎撞;
【口】飛走,離開[(+off/away)]

And the comparatively modest ---

a three-foot-long dung beetle
by the artist Wendy Taylor.
warthog
n 【動】(非洲野生)疣豬

In between, there was
a seven-foot lion,
a life-size warthog.
bronze
n . 青銅[U],塑像由青銅鑄成;
青銅色,古銅色[U]

adj  青銅製的;青銅色的

v 鍍青銅於;上青銅色於;被曬黑

It's a massive increase
in the normal number of thefts
of large bronzes.
heave
n (用力)舉起,拉起,提起[O]
v 舉起,拉起,提起

The thieves arrive
with a van or a truck
in the middle of the night,

heave the works into the back
and drive off.
stymie
n 困境,妨礙
vt (使陷)困境,妨礙

The police are stymied.
Metropolitan
n 大都市,大城市
adj 大都市的,大城市的

Chief of the Metropolitan
Police art and antiques squad.
squad
n 小組,小隊,班

Chief of the Metropolitan
Police art and antiques squad.
Detective
n 偵探;私家偵探[C]

a. 偵探的;偵探小說;偵查用的;探測的

Detective Sgt. (sergeant)
unsalable
adj 銷路不好的,賣不掉的

Since such works are
virtually unsalable.
scrap
n 碎片,小塊,破爛,垃圾;切削;
廢料,廢金屬;少量,一點點

vt 將...作為廢物;將...拆毀;廢棄

It is most likely that
the works are being melted down
and sold for scrap.
dismay
n 驚慌,沮喪,氣餒[U]
vt 使驚慌,使沮喪,使氣餒[H][(+at/by)]

Not only is that
possibility dismaying from
an art-appreciation perspective,

but for some it is
even more annoying from
an economic one.
burglary
n 夜盜,搶劫

At least
three of the bronze burglaries

have taken place in Kent
in southeastern England.
nursery
n 托兒所,幼兒室;
苗圃;養魚場;動物繁殖場

Last July, someone stole
three statues from a nursery
in Sevenoaks.
menagerie
n [C]動物園;獸欄(或籠);
(總稱)(供展覽用的)野生動物

Wells along with
a menagerie of small ones,
including five little ducks.
stash
n 藏匿處,藏匿物
v 【俚】存放,貯藏,藏起來

Having ruled out terrorism
and the existence of a crooked
art aficionado building up

a stash of stolen bronzes
for a private sculpture park
on a remote island.
crook
n 【口】騙子;偷兒;壞蛋;使彎曲,
使成鉤形

v 【美】【俚】偷竊;欺騙;
彎曲的東西;鉤

Having ruled out terrorism
and the existence of a crooked
art aficionado building up

a stash of stolen bronzes
for a private sculpture park
on a remote island.
aficionado
n (西)...狂,...迷

Having ruled out terrorism
and the existence of a crooked
art aficionado building up

a stash of stolen bronzes
for a private sculpture park
on a remote island.
flat-backed
a flat-backed truck
statue
n. 雕像,塑像[C]

Last July, someone stole
three statues from a nursery
in Sevenoaks.
Sgt. =

sergeant
n [C] 警察小隊長,警官

1. 陸軍中士;海軍陸戰隊中士
2. 【英】空軍中士

3. (法庭,議會等處的)警衛官
4. 【英】【史】高等律師

Detective Sgt. Vernon Rapley