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  *刻* | 刻* | *刻
quarter (hour) / moment / to carve / to engrave / to cut / oppressive / classifier for short time intervals
time / juncture / moment / period of time / CL: 個|个, / constantly / always
forthwith / immediate / prompt / promptly / straightway / thereupon / at once
profound / deep / deep-going
hardworking / assiduous
to carve / to engrave / carving
short period of time / a moment
to brook no delay / to demand immediate action
timetable / schedule
this moment / now / at present
harsh / severe / demanding
meticulous / painstaking / deliberate
immediately / instant / instantly
to record on a CD or DVD / to burn a disc
marked scale / graduated scale
at this very moment
at all times
at all times / at every moment
instantly / in no time
all the time / incessantly
to study diligently
stiff / inflexible / mechanical / stubborn / to cut blocks for printing
stone inscription / carved stone
lit. carved in bones and engraved in the heart (idiom) / fig. etched in one's memory / unforgettable
to study hard / assiduous
to etch / engraving
to engrave
a carved inscription
disk burner
in an instant
unkind / harsh / cutting / mean / acrimony / to embezzle by making illegal deductions
photoresist (laser etching used in microelectronics)
block printed edition
ready at any moment
to inscribe
lit. fine sculpting (idiom); fig. to work with extreme care and precision
to study hard / assiduous
diligent / assiduous
to carve a seal / a seal
ingrained / entrenched / deep-rooted
(loanword) kitsch, in a sense that originates in the writing of Milan Kundera: getting emotional about sth due to the influence of social conditioning
to engrave a seal / stamp mark / to print with carved type / to leave a deep impression
to portray
variant of 克日
dial (e.g. of a radio etc)
inscription on stone tablet
Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part II), second of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初
a short time / a little while
Dunkirk, port in northern France
sharp and unkind (words)
lit. a notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard (idiom); fig. an action made pointless by changed circumstances
Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part I), first of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初
to make a conscious effort / to do something deliberately
to carve / to engrave
caustic / biting / piquant / acerbic / vitriolic / acrimonious
to bear hardships and work hard (idiom); assiduous and long-suffering / hard-working and capable of overcoming adversity
carving in bone
assiduous / taking great pains
engraved in one's heart and carved in one's bones (idiom); to remember a benefactor as long as one lives / undying gratitude
spiteful / venomous
harsh and merciless (idiom)
variant of 緙絲|缂丝
to grab money / to exploit
carving / engraving
a short while / soon
deep-seated lovesickness (idiom)
assiduous and painstaking
rock carving / cliff engraving / words carved into cliff face
literary trifles / minor skill
to aim to carve a swan and get a semblance of a duck (idiom) / to fail utterly in trying to copy something / to get a reasonably good, if not perfect, result
engraved blocks (for printing)
time is gold / every minute counts
variant of 克期

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