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Maggie Q
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:31:17 AM
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She knew exactly how to handle it: open the door and then open her robe. Right there in the Saturday-morning daylight, where anybody passing might see her. She’d make sure it was Frankie first, of course—she had no intention of flashing fat old Mr. Wicker if he’d rung the bell with a package or a registered mail—but it was at least half an hour too early for the mail.


Question 1: What’s the meaning of ‘but it was at least half an hour too early for the mail’? ( but if it was fat old Mr. Wicker, the postman, it was at least half an hour too early? )


But as slaps from half-cock go, this one wasn’t bad. She went stumbling backward against the newel post of the stairway and the towel flew off her hair. Wet brown snaggles hung around her cheeks, making her look like Medusa.


Question 2: In this case, what's the meaning of 'snaggle'?
Fyfardens
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:52:09 AM
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Maggie Q wrote:
Sthe meaning of ‘but it was at least half an hour too early for the mail’?

You asked that here, and Drag0 and I responded. Why are you asking again?

I speak British English (standard southern, slightly dated).
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:22:23 AM

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Q 2 -

snaggle
NOUN
A tangled or knotted mass.

Oxford Dictionary



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
thar
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:27:12 AM

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Also, you can work out what it must mean - if it make s her look like Medusa.




The word really is used here only as a holder, and you supply the mental image.


almo 1
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:40:08 AM
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Under the Dome: A Novel



Customer reviews:






amazon.com/Under-Dome-Novel-Stephen-King/reviews







Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:14:38 AM

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A book review here is totally non-sequitur.

Please stop these random posts.

If this is the book which the quotes are from, then a link to the text may be helpful, but a link to a bunch of reviews is useless.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Fyfardens
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:19:19 AM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:

Please stop these random posts.


Hope springs eternal ...


I speak British English (standard southern, slightly dated).
almo 1
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:24:56 AM
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While there's life, there's hope.






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