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    "craned silk and satin"? What does this mean?

    Hi, everyone.

    I read the following sentence when I read A Rose for Emily.

    And as soon as the old people said, "Poor Emily," the whispering began. "Do you suppose it's really so?" they said to one another. "Of course it is. What else could . . ." This behind their hands; rustling of craned silk and satin behind jalousies closed upon the sun of Sunday afternoon as the thin, swift clop-clop-clop of the matched team passed: "Poor Emily."

    I find it difficult to understand the meaning of the phrase in bold.

    Can anyone help me please?

    Many thanks

    Richard

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    Re: "craned silk and satin"? What does this mean?

    Craned silk (expression)-rustling of craned silk and satin The reference is to women in high-necked silk and satin dresses, "craning" their necks to spy on Miss...
    I found the quote in Google, but the link doesn't work:
    http://www.olc.edu/~prooks/webfolder...r%20Emily.docx

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    Re: "craned silk and satin"? What does this mean?

    A person with one number higher than you asked the same question last year.

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    Re: "craned silk and satin"? What does this mean?



    That was me. Sadly, I can't remember my password and consequently as unable to visit the questions I have asked. I have asked for help in the support section.

    Thanks for tellming me this.

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    Re: "craned silk and satin"? What does this mean?

    I have replied there- check your Private Messages in the new account (cubezero2).

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