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  1. Cap1034
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    What is this "hands and backs?"

    These black hands and strong backs began working again.
    Hands and backs began working?
    I don't understand this.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
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    Re: What is this "hands and backs?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    These black hands and strong backs began working again.
    Hands and backs began working?
    I don't understand this.
    It's a simple metonym.

  3. Cap1034
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    Re: What is this "hands and backs?"

    So it means "people with black hands and strong backs began working?"

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    Re: What is this "hands and backs?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    So it means "people with black hands and strong backs began working?"
    Yes.

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