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    chris Guest

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    Hi, Teacher:

    Could you help me with the meanings of the bracketed parts?

    1. What would Potia say if she knew that always [there had been one person after another]? And every time [it was like part of her would bust in a hundred pieces.]

    2. The horse (flying-jinny) nearest Jack had a splintery wooden crack in its dingy rump and [the eyes walled blind and frantic.]


    Thanks a lot.

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    [there had been one person after another] - repeated infidelity (if this is about a relationship)
    [it was like part of her would bust in a hundred pieces.] - she was badly hurt each time, though this doesn't connect very well with the previous sentence, which implies she didn't know

    (flying-jinny) - merry-go-round (fairground ride with wooden horses going up and down and turning in a circle)
    [the eyes walled blind and frantic.]- persumably, the horse hasn't been painted recently, so it isn't bright and shiny, and its eyes look dead and and a bit scary.

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