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    a jittery knee

    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister:

    "It's chilly out there," Lillian addressed the class. "I hope you all are warming up." Her eyes ran over the rows of students, checking facial expressions, a jittery knee.

    "A jittery knee" at the end of this paragraph seems fragmental to me. Is it saying that Lillian was checking if anybody in her class was shaking with cold?

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    Re: a jittery knee

    "It's chilly out there," Lillian addressed the class. "I hope you all are warming up." Her eyes ran over the rows of students, checking facial expressions, a jittery knee.

    This is a writing style.

    It means: 'facial expression, or perhaps even a jittery knee.'

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