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    a slender black rectangle with a button of a hat

    Hi there,

    Could anyone help me out with the underlined part of the following sentences?

    Thank you.

    "I looked out the window where a very pretty woman in Chanel was waiting for someone on the corner. She was a slender black rectangle with a button of a hat, and she didn't look fragile at all."

    Thanks in advance for your kind help.

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    Re: a slender black rectangle with a button of a hat

    Where did you see that, IQU?

    Women in my experience are rarely, if ever, rectangular.

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    Re: a slender black rectangle with a button of a hat

    I saw it in a novel.
    So it is probably the writer's own phrase?

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    Re: a slender black rectangle with a button of a hat

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    I saw it in a novel.
    So it is probably the writer's own phrase?
    One would hope it's the writer's own phrase if it came from a novel. But yes, it's poetical/literary. Obviously the women isn't really rectangular-shaped, and she isn't wearing a button for a hat. But that's the impression she gives to the viewer from where he is sitting/standing.

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