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    a fig of a state

    "Im from West Virginia, he said with pride, as if a fig of a state without an ocean beach would impress me, not that there was an ocean in my home state of Oklahoma."
    I do not understand the role of the word "fig" here.
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    Re: a fig of a state

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    "I’m from West Virginia,” he said with pride, as if a fig of a state without an ocean beach would impress me, not that there was an ocean in my home state of Oklahoma."
    I do not understand the role of the word "fig" here.
    Thank you.
    Nor do I.

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    Re: a fig of a state

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    "Im from West Virginia, he said with pride, as if a fig of a state without an ocean beach would impress me, not that there was an ocean in my home state of Oklahoma."
    I do not understand the role of the word "fig" here.
    Thank you.
    One of the old meanings of "fig" is something small, worthless, or insignificant. For example, "I don't care a fig about what you think", means that I have no concern about your feelings on the subject.

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