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    minked to her toes

    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The Right to Write by Julia Cameron:

    "We passed a tiny, aged lady, minked to her toes, clinging to the arm of her taller daughter."

    What does "minked to her toes" mean?

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    Re: minked to her toes

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The Right to Write by Julia Cameron:

    "We passed a tiny, aged lady, minked to her toes, clinging to the arm of her taller daughter."

    What does "minked to her toes" mean?

    'Mink' is a type of material. More specifically, animal fur. (Minked isn't actually a word that I can find)

    By saying 'minked to her toes' the person is saying that she is covered head to toe in mink.

    Other ways to say it would include "decked in mink", "covered in mink", "wearing mink head to toe". Just to name a few.

    They all have the same meaning, which is the idea that the person is entirely covered in mink.
    Last edited by HanibalII; 10-Oct-2012 at 23:08.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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