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    Cool spun into his hands

    What's the meaning of spun into? here

    Coins spun into his hands by merchants to pay expeditions

    A medieval knight had received money (the coins spun into his hands by...) from these merchants having business in the sea, and he used it in order to sponsor armed expeditions and to dig mines. Particularly the mines made the knight a rich man.

    In other place, Anglika, kindly has said to me the image is that of coins spinning on a table and into the knight's hands. But my question is if that image can be a metaphorical one, meaning some kind of dark deal or something like that. Hard to me to think of coins spinning on the table like a real image. What do you think?

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    Re: spun into his hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    What's the meaning of spun into? here

    Coins spun into his hands by merchants to pay expeditions

    A medieval knight had received money (the coins spun into his hands by...) from these merchants having business in the sea, and he used it in order to sponsor armed expeditions and to dig mines. Particularly the mines made the knight a rich man.

    In other place, Anglika, kindly has said to me the image is that of coins spinning on a table and into the knight's hands. But my question is if that image can be a metaphorical one, meaning some kind of dark deal or something like that. Hard to me to think of coins spinning on the table like a real image. What do you think?

    Thank You
    To me, it conjures up an image of a secret deal, something not quite honest or fair.

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    Re: spun into his hands

    Agreed. Could it be because of the image of spinning cotton? Spinning is therefore creating, making, or even plucking out of thin air, as though by some means other than hard work.

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