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    Question Blue-ckecked apron

    Look at the following passage from "The Tinder-Box" by HCh Andersen:
    "I will give you my blue-checked apron, and you can spread it out upon the floor".

    The sentence is of course clear, but I can't find what this blue-checked means.

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    Smile Re: Blue-ckecked apron

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Look at the following passage from "The Tinder-Box" by HCh Andersen:
    "I will give you my blue-checked apron, and you can spread it out upon the floor".

    The sentence is of course clear, but I can't find what this blue-checked means.

    thanks,
    Nyggus
    I think the author of that sentence made a mistake joining the two adjectives with a hyphen. It's just an apron of checked pattern in blue (= an apron with a pattern of squares of a blue colour - I think some squares were a lighter shade of blue than the others to make it visible that the apron is a checked one).

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    Re: Blue-ckecked apron

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I think the author of that sentence made a mistake joining the two adjectives with a hyphen. It's just an apron of checked pattern in blue (= an apron with a pattern of squares of a blue colour - I think some squares were a lighter shade of blue than the others to make it visible that the apron is a checked one).


    blue-checked is fine. It makes it clear that the apron looked like this: blue checked - Google Image Search

    A blue checked apron
    could be as you suggest - different shades of blue.

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