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  1. Bushwhacker's Avatar
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    Cool dive clear

    Someone riding a horse finds his mount collapsing, and then:

    He frantically dived clear, rolling when he hit the floor

    What's the meaning of "diving clear" here?

    Does it mean jumping forwards blindly, as if for dodging the hit?


  2. rlfwood's Avatar

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    Re: dive clear

    He jumped ("dived") out of the way ("clear") so as not to be crushed by the falling horse.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: dive clear

    And since he ends by rolling, he has jumped head first from the horse, landing on his shoulders in order to roll clear.

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