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    Question genial blob of a nose

    Hi again.
    There are some expressions that I need to be clarified. I'd be pleased if you could help me again.

    "with a drinker's genial blob of a nose"
    “The actor at a livelier table across the room, makes a leggy chestnut mare
    “I pull her to me to feel the green hardness of her.”

    I guess the last two may include an erotic meaning, but I need to know for sure for a translation.

    Thnx.

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    Re: genial blob of a nose

    I'll answer one of the three.

    W. C. Fields was anything but genial. He did, however, exhibit a drinker's blob of a nose. A black and white photo of him can be found here:

    W. C. Fields - People of Pennsylvania

    Just imagine the colour of his nose, deep red to purplish, and you have it.
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    Re: genial blob of a nose

    "with a drinker's genial blob of a nose"
    “The actor at a livelier table across the room, makes a leggy chestnut mare.”
    “I pull her to me to feel the green hardness of her.”



    lorenya.

    1) As probus says, the blob-shaped or swollen nose (often red) is used here to indicate a heavy drinker, as it often does, and by calling it "genial" the suggestion is that a cheerful and friendly nature goes along with it, as it sometimes does.

    2) If you know the Rolling Stones song, "Satisfaction":
    "And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that
    And I'm tryin' to make some girl
    Who tells me, baby better come back, later next week"

    In this sense "make" means to seduce. A related phrase is "on the make", which can mean "looking for someone to seduce".
    – "a leggy chestnut mare" refers to a long-limbed woman with reddish-brown hair.

    3) Without context this is more difficult to interpret. My guess is that he is comparing his partner to a sapling, for whatever reason, but I feel like I've gone out on a limb with that one.

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    Re: genial blob of a nose

    but I feel like I've gone out on a limb with that one.

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