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    bone-jangling

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "bone-jangling"?

    "The race is 258 kilometres in all. That includes 27 sections of cobblestones, with the longest a bone-jangling 3.7 kilometres"

    Is it a noun or an adj.?

    Thanks a lot.



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    #2

    Re: bone-jangling

    also, it's preceded by "a"!!

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    Re: bone-jangling

    "Bone-jangling" is an adjective. It is describing the extremely rough ride the cyclists will experience over the cobblestone path. It will feel as if someone is literally shaking your skeleton.

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    Re: bone-jangling

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "Bone-jangling" is an adjective. It is describing the extremely rough ride the cyclists will experience over the cobblestone path. It will feel as if someone is literally shaking your skeleton.
    I thought it is a noun because it's followed by 3.7Km! So now I can't get what this "3.7" is for? If the race is 253 and it has 27 sections, what is the "longest" 3.7 km?

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: bone-jangling

    There are various sections that are cobble-stoned. The longest section of cobblestones is 3.7 km.

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    Re: bone-jangling

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    There are various sections that are cobble-stoned. The longest section of cobblestones is 3.7 km.
    I'm really grateful. I totally got it.

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    Re: bone-jangling

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    I thought it is a noun because it's followed by 3.7Km! So now I can't get what this "3.7" is for? If the race is 253 and it has 27 sections, what is the "longest" 3.7 km?

    Thanks.
    No, it's not a noun - "3.7 kilometers" is the noun that "bone-jangling" is modifying. The "3.7 kilometers" refers back to a particular section of the race track. Several sections are made of cobblestone rather than solid pavement, but one particularly long section of rough (cobblestone) road is 3.7 kilometers long.

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