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    Default Tweedle

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    The fortune of the rest of life will be like rootless cloud rock and catkin drifting with wind. Tweedles continue, conveying tender grace, like fresh air and warm sunshines, and like hundreds of birds' chattering. At that moment, we see an image, like a phoenix is lonely struggling to make its way up in high sky, inch by inch, and ultimately, as if it has exhausted its strength, suddenly drops from the great altitude in neckbreaking speed.

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    Default Re: Tweedle

    I have no idea what this is all about, or what a 'tweedle' is, NH, but:

    Life's fortunes will be like rootless cloud rock and catkins drifting with the wind. Tweedles continue, conveying a tender grace like fresh air and warm sunshine, and like hundreds of birds chattering. At that moment, we see an image, like a phoenix's lonely struggle to make its way up, high into the sky, inch by inch, and ultimately, as if it has exhausted its strength, its sudden drop from a great altitude at breakneck speed.'

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    Default Hello MM,

    "Tweedle" refers to the sound made by a musical instrument, a seven-stringed plucked instrument, called 'qin' in China.

    The paragraph is describing the wonderful tweedle made by a famous ancient Chinese musician.

    Thanks for improving.

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    Default Re: Hello MM,

    I see; thank you.

    'Tweedle' is not a very respectful word for the sound of a musical instrument, NH. It sounds more like an insect or minor nervous habit. I would exercise your coining skills anew.

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    Default Re: Tweedle

    Tweedle dee tweedle da. Yes, no, maybe. That is the only application of tweedle I am familiar with unless you talk to bird watchers.

    You may be able to find a word which your readers are familier with to describe the instrument's sound.

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