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Burnished nickel, and bone Options
vkhu
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018 9:42:54 AM
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She took it out. It’s inoffensive look, at first, was almost a disappointment. So small, to do so great a thing. To take away a life. Burnished nickel, and bone. And that fluted bulge in the middle, she supposed, was where its hidden powers of death lay.

The woman just took out a gun, which she obviously have never seen before.

What I don't get is the part about "burnished nickel, and bone." As far as I know, this is just a regular gun, and guns aren't typically made of nickel nor bone. So what does that refer to?
thar
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018 10:33:13 AM

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It means this one was nickel - at least on the surface.
Nickel plating.
With a bone grip.

Apria-Lumos
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018 11:19:39 AM

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nice explanation, ty : )
IMcRout
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018 12:10:28 PM

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Erm. 'It’s inoffensive look'?

It should be 'Its'. 'It is' or 'It has' does not make any sense here.

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