I'm reading 'Black as Snow' by Nick Nolan and encountered this sentence.

"It's never easy." Libby laughed while clinking her cup with is. "But it works."

What's the meaning of 'is' in this sentence?

Plural 'i'? Typo?

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    Looks like a typo. Does with ice make sense in the context? Or with his? Sep 15, 2011 at 8:56
  • @Autoresponder ahh.. his is the correct word, I think.
    – 9dan
    Sep 15, 2011 at 9:09
  • Might be "ease" misspelled... (I'm joking). Most probably there's an h missing (i.e. his) otherwise - to me - it doesn't make any sense. Sep 15, 2011 at 16:41

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Yep! It's supposed to be 'his'. TYPO! Thought we got 'em all!

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    "You can ne'er get all the typohs... They creep in, in the darkest o' night, whilst you be asheep, and add themselves inconspicuously in the most infuriatingly of playses." - Fainswift. Sep 15, 2011 at 17:19
  • @Nick Wow, thank you for answering my question! It is honorable time of my life :) And the book is really good (55% so far).
    – 9dan
    Sep 16, 2011 at 3:29

It’s almost certainly a typo for his.

  • his -- I was staring at that sentence, trying to imagine what word would go there. I bet Nick Nolan is mad. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:13

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