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    fat olives

    What does this "fat" mean? Can a leaf be "fat"? Very glittering or looking delicious? I don't think leaves are described as "fat" for "thick".

    66)...Poseidon touched the rocky mountainside, and a river flowed out...They could eat the fat olives and get oil from them...

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    Re: fat olives

    It's the fruit that's fat, not the leaves.

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    Re: fat olives

    It can can well mean glittering or looking delicious. Olives are inherently fatty. The oil you can get from them is what makes them delicious,

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    Re: fat olives

    The piece doesn't describe "fatty olives" (although, as you say, there is a lot of oil in them), but "fat olives". It describes their size and shape. I can't think of any reason why "fat" would be used to mean "glittering" or "looking delicious".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: fat olives

    To me it means 'plump and succulent'.

    Olives can also be hard and dry.

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