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    rib-bruising

    The flames soon cleared, and as Thorn [a dragon] rushed past overhead, the tip of his thick, rib-bruising tail traced a line across the membrane of her right wing.
    (C. Paolini; Inheritance)

    Is the part in bold supposed to mean 'that bruises ribs'?

    Thanks.

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    Re: rib-bruising

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    The flames soon cleared, and as Thorn [a dragon] rushed past overhead, the tip of his thick, rib-bruising tail traced a line across the membrane of her right wing.
    (C. Paolini; Inheritance)

    Is the part in bold supposed to mean 'that bruises ribs'?

    Thanks.
    It seems that the dragon has a tail that is capable of bruising ribs.

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