Meaning of 梭

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Pinyin: suō
English Definition: shuttle (textiles); to move back and fro
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ qūn ] to dawdle; the emperor Yao's father
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Example Words
穿梭 chuān suō to travel back and forth; to shuttle
梭镖 suō biāo spear
日月如梭 yuè suō the sun and moon like a shuttle (idiom); How time flies!
太空梭 tài kōng suō space shuttle
卢梭 suō Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Enlightenment philosopher
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Example Sentences
Go to the library. Check out Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Read it until you are done. Take away some important lessons.
In a country where so many gamely adopt the latest new gadget, we need our Thoreaus, not to stop the profusion of technology, but simply to remind us to use them well.
The flare was presumably caused by sunlight glinting from some flat surface on the shuttle-shaped spacecraft, but no one can say for sure because it is a classified mission.
This time away offered me some perspectives on how - to paraphrase Henry David Thoreau - I had become a tool of my tools.
Many environmentalists - especially those in the American tradition inspired by Henry David Thoreau - believe that "in wilderness is the preservation of the world".