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    Dear Teacher,

    In a novel a sentence: A foal shoots by him, kicking its long new legs and is called home by an urgent wicker from its mother, tethered among the other horses to the back of the caravan.

    I canít catch the clear meaning the part I put in bold. Please help me.

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    Default Re: by an urgent wicker

    Wicker=A whip made of thin sticks(used to make cane chair...) usually used by cowherds
    in India.
    Here horse tail.?

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    Default Re: by an urgent wicker

    Quote Originally Posted by Parabashi View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    In a novel a sentence: A foal shoots by him, kicking its long new legs and is called home by an urgent wicker from its mother, tethered among the other horses to the back of the caravan.

    I canít catch the clear meaning the part I put in bold. Please help me.

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    Hi Parabashi,

    Is it not spelt "whicker" in the novel? This word is often used to express the sound that horses make when they communicate with each other or with humans.

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    Default Re: by an urgent wicker

    "whicker" it should be! Also expressed as "nicker" - a soft grunting noise used by mares to communicate with foals, and by adult horses to greet one another.

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    Default Re: by an urgent wicker

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi Parabashi,

    Is it not spelt "whicker" in the novel? This word is often used to express the sound that horses make when they communicate with each other or with humans.
    Hi bhaisahab,

    So now I can consider that misprinting of the spelling in the novel as Anglika forced to read "whicker" as you guessed.

    Thanks for your contribution.

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