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    #1

    stalled in labour

    Dear teachers,

    I'll be very thankful if you want to help me understand the meaning of highlighted phrases below:

    "Mama was always wanted when a woman was ready to bring a child to light. Once she even helped a donkey stalled in labour."

    Thanks for your help :)

    Regards,

    Cheelv

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    Re: stalled in labour

    The (female) donkey, was in labour - giving birth. However, the process had stalled - it had come to a sudden stop, as a car engine can do.

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    #3

    Re: stalled in labour

    This may have been a joke as well, as an animal can be 'stalled' in the sense of 'put in a stall'. I doubt it though.

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    Re: stalled in labour

    Thanks for your help, Mr. BoBk and Mr. fivejedjon :)

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