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19 votes
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What is a smasher?

8 votes
2 answers
849 views

Meaning of "shade" in "a shabby green shade shoved up from one of his eyes"

6 votes
1 answer
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Which part is the tail of the letter "r"?

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1 answer
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You’re getting on

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1 answer
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"believe me to be"? What is it?

2 votes
1 answer
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What does “black” mean in this case?

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1 answer
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What this "a warm lot" means in this case?

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Who is lost in thought in "I had no glimmer of what was in his mind, nor did he enlighten me, but sat lost in thought..."? [closed]

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Check number one

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What does Conan Doyle’s “at the Sydenham end of the road of that name” mean?

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What's "red leech" here?

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where I believe that she has met with considerable success

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answered with some mystification

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What’s old school number?

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What does V.C. mean in this passage from Sherlock Holmes?

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Who this part refers to?

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What does “summer and winter” mean?

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What's "straggling figure"?

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1 answer
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How to interpret this Cambridge, Blackheath here?

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What this "he could chalk his billiard-cue with his knuckles" indicates?

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Old time sign board at a race track, what's "h ft"?

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"you would not be prepared to swear to me" Swear what?

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What the meaning of "lot" here? [closed]

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I'm not sure how this "quartering" works it the sentence

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What does "titles" refers to in this sentence? [closed]

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1 answer
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Question about Study in Scarlet TWO [closed]

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it was in my mind to put that little test

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Sentences I'm not sure about

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Can anyone tell me what "a card scandal" in this sentence means?

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What does "per" in this case means?