Interested in Language
Reading a book I stumbled upon "a twisted thigh" in it and I am not sure what the author exactly menas by this reference.
The text is as follows:
"A canvas hung over the hearth; I discerned the whiteness of a twisted thigh and the stare of serpentīs eyes from a deep bituminous background."
(The Dark Chamber by Leonard Cline, 1927)
Thanks if you are going to try and help me.
Without knowing what comes before that (context) it is hard to discern the meaning of that sentence. Certainly it is true that in normal life a thigh would be attached to a person. (Hopefully, that is the case here.) Certainly, the "twisted" part suggests something abnormal.