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    Hi, dear teachers. It's me again.

    What do 'quiet pockets' mean in the sentence:

    There are many quiet pockets, unknown to almost all but taxy drivers who traverse them with expert knowledge... Agatha Christie

    Thanks in advance. Still got mad love for you.

    Olga

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    With the context of the taxi drivers, this must be a reference to driving through London (in the days when it was possible). Taxi drivers in London, who have "the knowledge" [are trained intensively in the geography of London] know all sorts of ways through the back streets to avoid the main roads which are busy. These can be seen as "pockets [small areas] of quiet".

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