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    Bronze Butt

    Hi teachers & language lover

    I have a problem, Please help me to understand the meaning of following phrase:

    "One of the greatest ancient scholars, Didymus of Alexandria, earned the priceless nickname “Bronze Butt” for sitting long enough to write more than 3,000 books — of which zero survived."

    Because butt have several meaning I want to know which one is the correct.
    Sincerely

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    Oh, Jaleel. Which of these definitions makes sense here?

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    Re: Bronze Butt

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    Oh, Jaleel. Which of these definitions makes sense here?
    No, thast's not the case, maybe two or three of them make sense here. But I want to know your opinion.

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    Re: Bronze Butt

    Only one of them has anything to do with 'sitting'.

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    Re: Bronze Butt

    Come on Jaleel. You can work this one out!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Bronze Butt

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Come on Jaleel. You can work this one out!
    Just wnat to be sure.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Bronze Butt

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    Just want to be sure.
    Thank you.
    So what is your answer? We are all pulling for you!

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