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    higurashi is offline Junior Member
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    Hello,

    I am having a trouble to understand the meaning of "in black explosion" and "potholes" in the sentence below.

    A wind came up that afternoon, bringing gusts of rain and sending the ducks up off the lake in black explosions looking for the quiet potholes out in the timber.

    Does "black explosion" mean the rainy crounds? Does "potholes" mean the hole?

    Thank you,
    Higurashi

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    The ducks flew together in groups, so they looked like smoke moving fast after an explosion. Potholes= holes

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    Thank you, Tdol,

    Your answer reminds me the old movie which was about ant. I don't know the English title but it was translated "black carpet" in Japanese.

    Arigato!
    Higurashi

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    I'll remember to look out for it.

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