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    chrischen Guest

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    Hi teacher:

    Would you please tell me what the clause 'which runs in them' means?

    Her Sunday dress was win-colored silk with a dingy lace collar. Once she had had on stockings, which runs in them.

    Thank you.

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Stockings with runs in them are stockings (hose) which have been snagged and have become unwoven along a line(s). This person is not well-dressed; her clothes are in bad shape.

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