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Chengyu
沅江九肋
Pinyin
yuán jiāng jiǔ lèi
Explanation
Meaning
传说中产于沅江流域的异龟。用以比喻稀少或难得的人才。
Context
五代·王定保《唐摭言·自负》:“袁州出举人,亦犹沅江出龟甲九肋者,盖稀矣。”
Example
唯故人二三辈与门生时时相过,文采议论,灿然可观,求子微、怀一,盖~也。 ◎宋·叶梦得《避暑录话》卷上
 
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