Where did you find this text?
Student or Learner
Does anyone know what "fall into" mean in the sentence below?
"The duck was overcooked, falling into sinews like tiny worms."
I look up the dictionary but can't find a definition seems to fit.
Help me, please. Thanks a lot.
I would guess that it meant that the meat fell apart to expose sinews, or that the meat was dry and shredded into long strips that looked like sinews. It isn't that clear.
I'd still like to know where you found this sentence, odilonredon.
It's from a novel called "The Elusive Language of Ducks."
As MNY said, 'It is a very strange sentence.' - There are few sentences in that novel that are not. My guess is that Tdol's 'dry and shredded into long strips' is as good a gloss as any (and better than most )
Last edited by BobK; 30-Nov-2014 at 12:47. Reason: Added last sentence