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    Cool "Stroke that hard", and more....

    What does it mean in the following paragraph "stroke that hard" "reassuring smoothness ever so lightly" and "out of long habit"?

    Context is that of a man who has strapped a knife to his forearm, under sleeves, and fingertips its hilt, and then..."He stroked that hard, reassuring smoothness ever so slightly, out of long habit."

    This "that hard", is it meaning "very hard"?

    Is that meaning "He hit very hard, and made sure it (the hilt) was smooth with softness, which all was a habit since long time ago"?

    Thanks for assistance.

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    Re: "Stroke that hard", and more....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    What does it mean in the following paragraph "stroke that hard" "reassuring smoothness ever so lightly" and "out of long habit"?

    Context is that of a man who has strapped a knife to his forearm, under sleeves, and fingertips its hilt, and then..."He stroked that hard, reassuring smoothness ever so slightly, out of long habit."

    This "that hard", is it meaning "very hard"?

    Is that meaning "He hit very hard, and made sure it (the hilt) was smooth with softness, which all was a habit since long time ago"?

    Thanks for assistance.
    He strokes the "hard, reassuring smoothness" of the knife, he does this very lightly, this has been a habit of his for a long time. In other words the knife is hard, reassuring and smooth to his touch and it has long been his habit to touch his knife in this way.

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    Cool Re: "Stroke that hard", and more....

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    He strokes the "hard, reassuring smoothness" of the knife, he does this very lightly, this has been a habit of his for a long time. In other words the knife is hard, reassuring and smooth to his touch and it has long been his habit to touch his knife in this way.

    Thank You so much. Very helpful.

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