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What does "the horse and buggy was not going the way of the horse and buggy" mean?

6 votes
3 answers
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Why does Ray Bradbury use "flounder" for an action with a positive outcome?

6 votes
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What does "a cloud pass across her gaze" mean?

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What does "hearing a story was the last stroke of the hoe" mean?

3 votes
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454 views

What's the implied meaning of "sentence" in "Home is the first sentence"?

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What does "folds up its paws" and "fixes its eyes on eternity" mean?

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What does "in the coils of the commonplace" mean?

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What does "the thread that had unspooled all these years" mean?

2 votes
1 answer
556 views

What does spit mean in "spit in my glove" from the memoir by Powers? Literally spit?

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1 answer
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Why does Bradbury use "had to" in "what they had to offer."?

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What does "burned the station brand into our walking sticks" mean?

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What does the window exhort bacteria to do in "Molecular Evolution" by Tina Hesman Saey?

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What does "tickets, visas, lingua franca will all become irrelevant" mean in a context?

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What does "These were not words they were used to saying. " mean in the context?