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舟中之指可掬

桓子不知所為.鼓於軍中.曰.先濟者有賞.中軍下軍爭舟.舟中之指可掬也.

晋军渡黄河与楚军交战,晋军战败,战斗惨烈的程度用“舟中之指可掬”来形容,意思说“船里的断手指多到可以用两手捧起来。”为什么船里被剁下来的手指头这么多呢?原来是晋军内部自相残杀:

 Huanzi did not know what he was doing, but ordered the drums to be beaten in the army, crying out, "A reward to those who first recross the river!" The army of the centre and the 3d army struggled for the boats, till the fingers [of those trying to get in, and that were cut off by those who had already got possession] could be taken up with both hands at once.

总指挥桓子下令,先过河的有赏,于是中军和下军互相争夺船只,那些已经上船的军士不让后来的上船,就拿刀砍抓住船沿往船里爬的军士的手指。