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    Dear Teacher:

    Would you please help me with the following four sentences. I am not quite sure about their meanings.


    1. You pasty-faced, shrunk-gutted, ricket-ridden little rats!

    2. To get out the gasoline.

    3. In the tight trunks he seemed very naked.

    4. Fuzzy little yellow jackets buzzed around the honeysuckle on the alley fence.

    Thanks a bunch.

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    Strange sentences... but here goes:

    1. You pasty-faced, shrunk-gutted, ricket-ridden little rats!

    pasty: your face is very white, very sick looking

    shrunk-gutted... hmmm... shrunk means something got smaller,
    gutted means to cut someone open and take out your insides...

    ricket-ridden: Rickets is a disease of starving people sometimes,
    ridden means you have a lot of it...

    rats: insult, you are like the animal a rat...

    So:

    You people look white and sick, you look like you got smaller, and you look like you are starving and have the disease rickets, you horrible people!


    2. To get out the gasoline.
    It is time to burn something down with gasoline, to destroy something.


    3. In the tight trunks he seemed very naked.
    His swimming suit was so tight he looked like he was not wearing any clothes.


    4. Fuzzy little yellow jackets buzzed around the honeysuckle on the alley fence.
    Fuzzy small bees flew near the honeysuckle flower bush that was growing on the fence in the small street.
    Thanks a bunch.

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