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I don't understand the last part (in black) of the following sentence talking about a woman who is locked in a room.
Her wrist manacles encircled a stout post where plaster was gouged from the wall
I can't get the picture.
Thanks for the help
It would make sense if "where" was replaced with "on which the", and the sentence becomes;
Her wrist manacles encircled a stout post on which the plaster gouged from the wall.
But the problem is that if the post is as stout as it is described, how she is able to move it.
Maybe you should give us the whole paragraph.
Her wrist manacles encircled a stout post where plaster was gouged from
The manacles were attached to the wall. When she pulled on them, she would have also pulled on their attachments to the wall. The wall was made from plaster. The plaster would be worn away from all the pulling and rubbing on the wall.