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  1. I like English

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    Dear Teachers,

    I was reading a passage about Olympic games and I came across to a sentence that I did not quite understand. Could any one explain this for me? See the following sentence.

    Boxers did not use their fists. They wrapped their hands with ox-hide thongs and slapped one another with the flat of the hand. What does ox-hide thongs here mean? Thanks in advance!


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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: Could you help me with this?

    Welcome, Emily.

    A narrow (possibly plaited) strip of leather.


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