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    huddle/ Bath chair

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Far was Italy and the white houses and the room where her sisters sat making hats, and the streets crowded every evening with people walking, laughing out loud, not half alive like people here,
    huddled up in Bath chairs, looking at a few ugly flowers stuck in pots!

    huddle = crouch or curl up

    Bath chair = a hooded wheelchair used especially for invalids, typically at a spa

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

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    Re: huddle/ Bath chair

    Correct.

    Rover

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    Re: huddle/ Bath chair

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Far was Italy and the white houses and the room where her sisters sat making hats, and the streets crowded every evening with people walking, laughing out loud, not half alive like people here,
    huddled up in Bath chairs, looking at a few ugly flowers stuck in pots!

    huddle = crouch or curl up

    Bath chair = a hooded wheelchair used especially for invalids, typically at a spa

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V
    "Huddled" can mean that someone is folded up, probably against the cold or for some reason trying to take up less room!

    A bath chair doesn't have to be hooded, nor is it only for invalids. Here's a picture:

    http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/hmm/hmm10/gifs/chair.gif

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    Re: huddle/ Bath chair

    A bath chair—or Bath chair—is a rolling chaise or light carriage with a folding hood, which can be open or closed, and a glass front. Used especially by invalids, it is mounted on three or four wheels and drawn or pushed by hand.
    Bath chair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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