It's 1935, and a team of international archaeologists in Egypt have broken the seal of the tomb of King Men-Her-Ra for the first time in 3000 years. Moments later, the leader of the group, Sir John Willard, drops down dead of a heart attack. Poirot is called upon to consider whether he is the victim of the tomb's legendary curse or whether there is a more mortal explanation for his death.
biographical（biog）. 这集里，Miss Lemon显然认为用缩略简写很时尚很酷，但Poirot似乎认为那样做没品（只是没好意思说出来的样子）。
fit as a flea, play off scrach
In general usage of the term, a "scratch golfer" is a golfer who typically shoots at or better than par. When a golfer is referred to as a "scratch golfer," you can be sure of one thing: That person is a very good golfer.
planchette, pull oneself together
speak ill of the dead, make a fair fist of
make a good fist of : to do (something) well Despite her inexperience, she made a remarkably good fist of chairing the meeting.
chamomile tea, almonds, cyanide
heir, metaphorically, leprosy
endemic, chaulmoogra oil, superseded,
endemic, 对照最近媒体上频繁出现的pandemic, 会很容易记住两个前缀的意思。