classifier indicating a small amount or small number greater than 1: some, a few, several
Marie Curie is too tired from climbing all the steps of the Erechtheion, so in front of it, preparing for the descent, she couples a couple of capacitors to a couple of boots to automate them.
to rest / to take a break / to stop / to halt / (dialect) to sleep / a moment / a short while
Marie Curie (xi) is gambling on a quiz wheel (曷) in front of the Erechtheion (e1). As she turns the wheel and it turns out that she will have to pay a great debt, she says "give me a break" (歇), leaves an IOU note (欠) instead and lies down in the grass to relax a bit (歇).