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This tag is for questions about the meaning of a longer passage of English. A SPECIFIC CONCERN must be emphasized.

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A person is recollecting his college days in Oxford. He used to be in the team of an eight, rowing a boat. In the year I got my colours the Wadham boat went up five places on the river. It was the …
asked Jun 23 '14 by user58207
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To the experienced eye, racial types have a physiognomy which is unmistakable on mere inspection. But you cannot transfer the experienced eye. You can only express personal conviction and back …
asked Jun 1 '16 by user58207
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A part of Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart: However, I did the best I could. When Gertrude got past the hair-ribbon age, and Halsey asked for a scarf-pin and put on long trousers--and …
asked Dec 21 '14 by user58207
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He came in, big and smiling, with his right eye completely close. “Your mother put a silver knife smeared with butter on it last night. Quite a person, Mother.” (He had a black eye, after struggling …
asked Jun 25 '14 by user58207
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It's from Fisherman's Soul by Oscar Wilde: 'And we tarried for a moon, and when the moon was waning, I wearied and wandered away through the streets of the city and came to the garden of its god. …
asked Jun 15 '16 by user58207
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It's from a novel of 1938 by E.C. Bentley's Genuine Tarbard. Now the expression of 'cat's back' seems not to be in use any more. However, what's the meaning of this 'cat's back'?
asked Jun 23 '14 by user58207
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The paragraph is as follows; The young man followed her up the stairs. A faint light from no particular source mitigated the shadows of the halls. They trod noiselessly upon a stair carpet that its o …
asked Feb 18 by user58207
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I sat farther along the bar and got my glass of beer and said: "You sure cut the clouds off them, buddy. I will say that for you." "We just opened up," the kid said. "We got to build up trade. Be …
asked Jun 9 '14 by user58207
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From Trouble Is My Business by Raymond Chandler (1938): "You might do," Anna said, "cleaned up a little. Twenty bucks a day and ex's. I haven't brokered a job in years, but this one is out of my l …
asked Aug 2 '15 by user58207
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"It may not amount to anything," he said slowly. "It is difficult to get any perspective on things around here, because every one down in the village is sure he saw the murderer, either before …
asked Dec 26 '14 by user58207
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I'm a pretty bad fellow myself,' the stranger remarked, 'but Macfarlane is the boy - Toddy Macfarlane I call him. Toddy, order your friend another glass.' Or it might be, 'Toddy, you jump up and sh …
asked Oct 22 '15 by user58207
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Red flowers in their season and scarlet berries in the winter-time were offered at his shrine, for he was a god who laid some special stress on the fierce impatient side of things, as opposed to the W …
asked Mar 5 '15 by user58207
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I lit a cigarette and stood there looking out to sea. Very suddenly, far out, lights shone from a big ship. I watched them, but they didn't move. I went over to the hot dog man. "Anchored?" I ask …
asked Aug 29 '16 by user58207
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"It don't make any difference," he said. "I'm washed up anyway. Some nose puts the bulls on me tomorrow, next week, what the hell? I just didn't like your map, pal. A nose means a person, I gues …
asked Jan 19 '15 by user58207
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"Patrick Wethered was as well known as the proverbial town pump; his mysterious and tragic death filled all Dublin with dismay. The lawyer, who was a man sixty years of age, had been struck on …
asked Jul 3 '15 by user58207

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