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? – Autoresponder Sep 15 '11 at 8:56
  • @Autoresponder ahh.. his is the correct word, I think. – 9dan Sep 15 '11 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. – Pantelis Sopasakis Sep 15 '11 at 16:41

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. – Martin S. Stoller Sep 15 '11 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 '11 at 3:29

It’s almost certainly a typo for his.

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  • his -- I was staring at that sentence, trying to imagine what word would go there. I bet Nick Nolan is mad. – Malvolio Sep 15 '11 at 9:13

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