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    deck hands/ he gave me fresh heart

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    On the following morning, as I held my consultation in the surgery, adjoining my cabin, the quartermaster, Hasan appeared bringing with him two of his Indian deck hands. (A. J. Cronin, “The Indian Quartermaster”)

    deck hands = men employed on a ship to clean it and do different jobs, sailors

    But the quartermaster calm gave me fresh heart. (A. J. Cronin, “The Indian Quartermaster”)

    he gave me fresh heart = he gave me new courage

    Last edited by vil; 11-Aug-2011 at 06:39.

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