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mcurrent
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 9:08:27 AM

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Can you explain to me what "over" means in the text:

Her phone call over, Mrs. Quidley came and shoed us out.

All I know it is second phone call. Can "over" be "again" or there are some other meaning in this word?
Turnpike
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 9:28:23 AM
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mcurrent wrote:
Can you explain to me what "over" means in the text:

Her phone call over, Mrs. Quidley came and shoed us out.

All I know it is second phone call. Can "over" be "again" or there are some other meaning in this word?


Her phone call is finished?
thar
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 9:51:50 AM

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Exactly

Quote:
14. At an end: Summer is over.


Because her phone call was finished, she was able to come and shoo us away.

Not sure about the verb,though - unless she got out the blacksmiths' tools!

Quote:
shoo (ʃuː)
interj
go away!: used to drive away unwanted or annoying people, animals, etc
vb, shoos, shooing or shooed
1. (tr) to drive away by or as if by crying "shoo."
mcurrent
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 10:04:23 AM

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It was dumb of me to express a little, because I'm not going overload people who is looking my post and I'm not good whith content for that moment, but more full text in my book is:

"Mario's the smart one," I said. "I have to study all night, and she comes in and aces tests without even cracking a book."
He gave a tired smile. "I'm hoping she'll get a scholarship."
"She deserves one," I said.
Her phone call over, Mrs. Quidley came and shoed us out. She led me to the kitchen, where she had cleaned off a three-foot section of the table, and put some old documents in front of me.


That shows it is finished. Thanks, Turnpike.

NKM
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:27:18 PM

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Certainly "over" means "finished", and "shoed" is a misspelling of "shooed".

Romany
Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:09:09 PM
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It's part of a pattern:-

"Her work finished, she decided to go swimming."
"Their marriage in ruins, the two decided to divorce."
"The rain continuing to fall, the townspeople danced in the street for sheer joy."

Now that you've seen it once, you will notice it in future reading and it won't sound strange.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:40:15 PM

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NKM wrote:
Certainly "over" means "finished", and "shoed" is a misspelling of "shooed".

It is not misspelled in the book as it is seen on Google Books:

Double Fault, by Jerry B. Jenkins, Chris Fabry

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Her phone call over, Mrs. Quidley came and shooed us out. She led me to the kitchen, where she had cleaned off a three-foot section of the table, and put some old documents in front of me.



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