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    Smile between its boards than board

    He could cart enough firewood in his own two hands to warm their house and the Tripp house through a whole winte day - and the Tripp house had more sunlight between its boards than board.

    Hi! What does the underlined phrase mean? Please help!!!

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    Re: between its boards than board

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    He could cart enough firewood in his own two hands to warm their house and the Tripp house through a whole winter day - and the Tripp house had more sunlight between its boards than board.

    Hi! What does the underlined phrase mean? Please help!!!
    Dear frindle:

    It means that the house was poorly built and had gaps between the boards of the walls. These gaps were so wide that one could see light between them. This would, of course, make the house very hard to heat. It would require a great deal of firewood to keep it warm. The author says this to emphasize how much wood 'he' could carry. (It is probably meant as an exaggeration.)

    Best wishes,

    Petra

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