In the opening prologue to the novel A Game of Thrones, two sentences left me with questions:
The great sentinel was right there ať the top of the ridge, where Will had known it would be, its lowest branches a bare foot off the ground.
What does bare mean in that sentence above?
Will slid in underneath, flat on his belly in the snow and the mud, and looked down on the empty clearing below.
And what does flat on his belly mean in that one?