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D00M
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 4:42:07 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Outside the window now the great star slowly sank. He got up out of bed and put on his slippers and bathrobe and went softly upstairs to the attic and found the box of Christmas-tree decorations. He took them downstairs into the living room. Then he brought in the tree. It was a little one-they had not had a big tree since the children went away-but he set it in the holder and put it in the middle of the long table under the window. Then he carefully began to trim it.

Does "set it in the holder" mean that he put the tree in a holder?

I am looking forward to your answers.
Audiendus
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 9:33:03 AM
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D00M wrote:
Does "set it in the holder" mean that he put the tree in a holder?

Yes.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 10:23:56 AM

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It seems to be more common to call it a "Christmas-tree stand" but some are called 'Christmas-tree holders".



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Romany
Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:02:36 PM
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Wow, Drago,

I've never seen these kinds of things before. This is totally new to me - cuts out all that balancing of sand in buckets and subsiding trees that are always so much a part of our Xmas!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 6:10:35 AM

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That one is an antique cast-iron one, but you can get plastic ones in Lidl!
They can be buried in buckets of earth, so they don't look so bad.



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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