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析骨而炊
Pinyin
xī gǔ ér chuī
Explanation
Meaning
同“析骸以爨”。指被围日久,粮尽柴绝的困境。亦以形容战乱或灾荒时期百姓的悲惨生活。
Context
《史记·宋微子世家》:“王问:‘城中何如?’曰:‘析骨而炊,易子而食。’”
 
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