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    #1

    writhing

    What is meant by this word: "It stood like a huge writhing wall between us and the horizon?"

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    #2

    Re: writhing

    not a teacher

    Have you looked the word up in a dictionary?
    Try this definition and imagine how it works for a wall of water.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writhing

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    #3

    Re: writhing

    It means
    movinginatwistingorsnake-likefashion

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    #4

    Re: writhing

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena*** View Post
    It means
    movinginatwistingorsnake-likefashion
    Did you really find it written like that in a dictionary? There are no spaces between the words. Please edit your post so it's readable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: writhing

    'Snake-like' is interesting. Google 'serpentine wall'.

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    PS I did, just to check.

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    #6

    Re: writhing

    The word writhing suggests motion to me. Walls don't move, so serpentine wall makes more sense to me.


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