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Aug
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accepted Why is a dead man like a plumber's candle?
Aug
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comment Why is a dead man like a plumber's candle?
@Jim Presumably, writers' choices of similes do have something to do with the English language.
Aug
8
comment Why is a dead man like a plumber's candle?
@Jim That's my deduction as well. But I want confirmation. The author is using that expression as if it were a known idiom - but apparently it isn't. So I want to hear from people who are familiar with it.
Aug
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comment Why is a dead man like a plumber's candle?
@Jim I understand the word pale. That's why I asked "What has all that to do with colour?" :) But I still don't see what's special about a plumber's candle's colour.
Aug
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asked Why is a dead man like a plumber's candle?
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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Caucus
Feb
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comment Term for something similar to vetting, but when a decision is not necessarily involved
+1 for the heads-up, the other two words feel a bit too contrived.
Oct
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comment Single word to express an object having a larger radius
@JohnY I mean the actual state. If A is at rest it does not exhibit the property.
Oct
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comment Single word to express an object having a larger radius
@AndrewLeach precisely
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awarded  Commentator
Oct
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comment Single word to express an object having a larger radius
@AndrewLeach Well, in the rubber band example it's not really larger at all, as both objects have the same mass etc (they are also homeomorphic) .It's just that one sort of extends more in space.
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asked Single word to express an object having a larger radius
Jun
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comment Meaning of “high as cheese”
@JohnLawler: Thanks, now I get it!
Jun
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comment Does “the cornet of horse” mean a knight/rider?
To be even more precise, I think cornet here is meant as a subaltern rank: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornet_%28military_rank%29
Jun
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asked Meaning of “high as cheese”
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comment What are “shrewd turns”?
Thanks, that's very helpful!
May
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accepted What are “shrewd turns”?
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asked What are “shrewd turns”?
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awarded  Critic