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User Name: Ishani Jgs
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Occupation: Aeronautical engineer
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Joined: Friday, January 10, 2014
Last Visit: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:20:11 AM
Number of Posts: 12
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Topic: one, twice, three times
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 9:37:35 AM
I once used 'thrice' while I was talking to a British friend. And he stopped me to make me repeat the word, and then told me he has never used that word before. He was quite surprised that I know the word. I now understand why he reacted that way. I didn't know it was old English and not used in normal speech.
Topic: People who love downy peaches are apt not to think of the stone, and sometimes jar their teeth terribly against it.
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 8:58:23 AM
Thanks everyone, I have now grasped the whole meaning of the sentence. I find it true and beautifully written.
Topic: People who love downy peaches are apt not to think of the stone, and sometimes jar their teeth terribly against it.
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 3:33:20 AM
Hello,
can someone please explain the meaning of the second part of the quote: " and sometimes jar their teeth terribly against it." ?




Topic: Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well,...
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 3:54:27 AM
I do not understand the part "and ten to one but". Is it an expression? Thanks
Topic: Emigrant vs Immigrant
Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:53:11 AM
I found this article quite interesting.
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/13/white-people-expats-immigrants-migration
Topic: Emigrant vs Immigrant
Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:42:13 AM
Is expatriate a synonym of immigrant?
Topic: handsome vs. pretty
Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 8:53:11 AM
dave freak wrote:
Privet marksman!

A man can be described as handsome, and a woman as pretty, but not really the other way around. You can use 'good-looking' for both sexes if you like.


In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet is described by Mr. Darcy as follows: " She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.." It was the first and only time I came across the word "handsome" to describe a woman.
Topic: How to translate "tower shadowing" in french
Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:24:01 AM
Hi,

I'm trying to translate the term, "tower shadowing". d'oh! It is a technical term mostly used in aerodynamics.
I think the context will help, here is a link where it is used.
http://www.soe.uoguelph.ca/webfiles/wlubitz/Lubitz%2011thACWE%20San%20Juan%20Puerto%20Rico%202009.pdf

Thank you
Topic: Signs of spring
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:08:47 AM
Thank you jacobusmaximus!
Topic: Signs of spring
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:59:57 AM
What is the name of the flower in the first picture?

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