What does this sentence mean?
"When she had finished her hasty dressing she drew up the blind in impatient jerks".
And what does "gulf" mean here? :
"Between the long gulf of dark houses"
thanks in advance
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1st sentence: It seems like she overall was in a rush to get somewhere. She got dressed in a rush, pulled the blinds up/ open impatiently.
If you've ever opened, or closed blinds slowly or patiently, the blinds can move in a smooth motion.
Gulf in this sentence is a descriptor of undefined/ambiguous space. So, a long gulf of dark houses gives the imagery of maybe a neighborhood at night with silhouettes of houses.