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    Smile He fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax

    He (Daedalus) fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax, feathers, and reeds. When the wings were finished, Icarus took a pair and begged, "Please let me try them!"



    I reckon fashioned in the above indicate "formed/made," but is it(fashioned) often used to convey this idea?


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    Re: He fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax

    [QUOTE=angliholic;226040]He (Daedalus) fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax, feathers, and reeds. When the wings were finished, Icarus took a pair and begged, "Please let me try them!"



    I reckon : note that this is a very, very casual way of speaking, more often in America or Australia than in Britain. In Britain, speaking a little casually, we would use "think", as opposed to the more formal "consider"

    "fashioned" in the above indicates "formed/made," but is it(fashioned) often used to convey this idea?

    "fashioned" is the more literary or poetic way to say "formed/made" and specifically means, to use materials and make these into some required form. In the myth, feathers for a wing we can understand; and then he uses reeds as the framework which he attaches the feathers to (more correctly: to which he attaches the feathers); and wax to stick the feathers to the reeds. In this way,he is using some unusual materials and fashioning them into a pair of wings.

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    Re: He fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax

    Thanks, David.
    Got it.

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