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In the near distance, hulking concrete bunkers, ugly and indifferent, held back the jungle’s creep.

Jungle as a forest or rather jungle as a mess/muddle? What do you think?

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  • How should we know without context? Based on what you write, both are possible. – Stephie Apr 9 '15 at 15:00
  • Jungle as a living, growing thing that would normally be slowly expanding to cover and eventually engulf the bunkers and whatever they protect. – Hellion Apr 9 '15 at 15:05
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Jet: - Volume 1 Russell Blake

In the near distance, hulking concrete bunkers, ugly and indifferent, held back the jungle's creep.

It means the bunkers stop the advancement of the jungle (of any nature) that seems to exist around the city.

  • I have one more question then: Is the "bunker" in that sentence that "military thing" or something different? Thanks. – deli33 Apr 9 '15 at 15:27

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