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    Llounging up and down

    Hello, what does "lounging up and down" mean in the following excerpt.
    “There was a group of shabbily dressed men smoking and laughing in a corner, a scissors-grinder with his wheel, two guardsmen who were flirting with a nurse-girl, and several well-dressed young men who were lounging up and down with cigars in their mouths.”

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    Re: Llounging up and down

    That's a rather strange use of the word. "Lounging" means sitting down in a position which is almost lying down. I don't see how you can "lounge up". I suspected it might be a typo for "lunging" but even that doesn't make much more sense.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Llounging up and down

    It's from a story published in 1891! I would guess it means 'walking idly back and forth'.

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    Re: Llounging up and down

    Hmm, I wonder if that's the usage for old English. That was from "The Scandal of Bohemia" by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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