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    'keep bird's hours'

    Hi.

    Does it mean that he wakes up very early, here?

    "He is sleeping. He keeps bird's hours. He will be up at sunrise, piping his little song.
    I told him I didn't know what that meant.
    "We work a lot here."

    thnks

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    Re: 'keep bird's hours'

    Quote Originally Posted by lorenya View Post
    Hi.

    Does it mean that he wakes up very early, here? I would read it like that.

    "He is sleeping. He keeps bird's hours. He will be up at sunrise, piping his little song.
    I told him I didn't know what that meant.
    "We work a lot here."

    thnks

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    Unhappy Re: 'keep bird's hours'

    Do you mean it has another meaning? Something nasty? Come on, I need to know the real meaning to translate correctly. Please tell me clearly. I've already been confused enough.

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    Re: 'keep bird's hours'

    Quote Originally Posted by lorenya View Post
    Do you mean it has another meaning? Something nasty? Come on, I need to know the real meaning to translate correctly. Please tell me clearly. I've already been confused enough.
    Please relax and breathe! It does not mean anything "nasty".

    It's not, as far as I'm aware, an idiomatic expression. From the context you provided, I would interpret it the same way as you did.

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    Re: 'keep bird's hours'

    I see. Thanks a lot.
    I will need some more help soon for a few more sentences if I don't bother you.

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