Timeline for what does " 'way down " mean?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 15:22 comment added herisson I've never seen "way" write with an apostrophe before. Maybe this author takes it to be a shortening of "away"? (This does actually seem to be the origin, but I wouldn't analyze it this way in modern speech.)
Jul 18, 2016 at 8:29 comment added Jeffrey Kemp I think the "far away" interpretation is probably what they mean. i.e. if I make a loud noise, turtles that are nearby are likely to be startled, but turtles far away might not take notice. So saying that turtles "far away" were frightened means it must have been a significant event that occurred.
Jul 18, 2016 at 7:54 answer added Asking Questions timeline score: 5
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