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    Dear experts,

    What does 'for a good pan of the war' mean:

    'For a good pan of the war she had been a member of French Resistance...'

    Thanks in advance,

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    I think this has got to be a typo. It makes no sense. I would guess "for a good part of the war," which means for a large portion [of the time the war lasted].

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    Default Re: For a good pan of

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    I think this has got to be a typo. It makes no sense. I would guess "for a good part of the war," which means for a large portion [of the time the war lasted].

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    I agree. (This is the sort of error that often appears on the Internet, because of faulty Optical Character Recognition software.)

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    Default Re: For a good pan of

    Okay, I googled the phrase. This is in "At Bertram's Hotel" too, about Bess Sedgwick, and it is indeed a typo; the sentence reads, "For a good part of the war she had been a member of the French Resistance, and was said to have six notches on her gun representing dead Germans."

    If you're enjoying this one, I would like to recommend The 4:50 from Paddington which is my favorite Miss Marple story. :)

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