Meaning and structure of “At staring and saying nothing a barefaced man, unspectacled, starts scratch.”
The following is from The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells, chapter 4, "Mr. Cuss Interviews the Stranger", 7th and 8th paragraphs from the end of the chapter. ‘It’s an empty sleeve, is it? You saw it ...
How is “stripping such words as remained of orthodox meanings” meant to be understood grammatically?
I was wondering if someone could help me out with a certain phrase I want to grasp the meaning of. I have two different meanings in my mind, and I was hoping that someone could point out the right ...
I read this sentence: In the Arctic tundra, temperatures are below freezing for nine months out of the year. Why didn't the writer use "during the year"? What is the difference between "during ...
I have two questions here, and they are both from an article at Economist.com. Here is the link: http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2012/10/citi-loses-its-boss The First Question: What does as ...