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  1. Ibn Batota
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    similes and metaphors.

    caught like a piece of sheep's wool
    walls like the arms of an iron maiden

    valley with its mossy mouth
    fields stepping away


    Explain them please.

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    Re: similes and metaphors.

    1. caught like a piece of sheep's wool
    2. walls like the arms of an iron maiden
    3. valley with its mossy mouth
    4. fields stepping away

    1. Look up the word snag
    2. Look up the words not penetrable
    3. Look up the word swamp, moustache
    4. expansive

    :D

  3. Ibn Batota
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    Re: similes and metaphors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    1. Look up the word snag
    2. Look up the words not penetrable
    3. Look up the word swamp, moustache
    4. expansive

    :D
    I must say thanks to you.

    1.An unforeseen(Happening or coming quickly and without warning) obstacle
    2.Admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    3.A situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

    Someone told me that iron maiden were boxes used for war prisoners.


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    If you snag your pullover, it's caught in something eg. a doorhandle. You can say it hit a snag too. If it happens too often, it will be full of snags. And there are all the figurative meanings eg. the one you mention.
    An iron maiden is like a box in that it's rigid and you can open/close it, but it's in the shape of a human body. This is sort of like clothes in which you cannot move.

    FRC

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