Stretching = sketchingI know that by "drawling" Lewis Carol meant to say "Drawing", but he's playing with words. But what about "Stretching, and Fainting in Coils". What did he mean?
Fainting in coils = painting in oils
I can answer those without reading the text. But you have given me a good excuse to go and read the original text so I can answer your other questions. If you like Alice in Wonderland, you should try to get a copy of The Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner..
Lewis Carroll used language and references that are not familiar to modern speakers of English.
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