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    last for a long time

    When food, tobacco, or animal skin is cured, it is dried, smoked, or salted so that it will last for a long time.
    Legs of pork were cured and smoked over the fire.
    Collins Cobuild.

    1) it will last for a long time means after the things are cured/dried/smoked/salted they will be kept (or will be preserved or will be in use) for a long time.
    2) smoked over the fire means smoked above the fire

    Am I right?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Viktor Sorokin; 03-Jun-2013 at 21:43.

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    Re: last for a long time

    1. In that context, "last a long time" means not spoiling for a long time. It does not speak to how long the food will actually be kept or be in use.
    2. Yes, above the fire, not in it.

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