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    #1

    what's the meaning of this phrase "lined right away over the..."?

    hey guys,
    I have a vocabulary problem in this context:

    We're standing in the pouring rain off the side of a road squelching with mud and lined right away over the plain to the far skyline with the inevitable double row of poplars.


    It's a story, that describes a war, and a new chapter begins with mentioned sentence,
    It's confusing,
    specially this part: "lined right away over the plain to the far skyline"

    Can anybody please help me find this sentence out?

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    Re: what's the meaning of this phrase "lined right away over the..."?

    He means this.

    http://venetianred.files.wordpress.c...rs-kashmir.jpg

    The long road is lined with two rows of poplars and stretches over a plain (a landscape with no hills) to the far horizon (far skyline).
    Last edited by Johnyxxx; 18-Dec-2014 at 15:51.

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    #3

    Re: what's the meaning of this phrase "lined right away over the..."?

    "Lined" as in "stood" is the meaning here.

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    #4

    Re: what's the meaning of this phrase "lined right away over the..."?

    Quote Originally Posted by pinki91 View Post
    hey guys,
    I have a vocabulary problem in this context:

    We're standing in the pouring rain off the side of a road squelching with mud and lined right away over the plain to the far skyline with the inevitable double row of poplars.


    It's a story, that describes a war, and a new chapter begins with mentioned sentence,
    It's confusing,
    specially this part: "lined right away over the plain to the far skyline"

    Can anybody please help me understand this sentence?

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    #5

    Re: what's the meaning of this phrase "lined right away over the..."?

    I am not a teacher.

    I agree with Engaging English.

    There may be lines of poplars along the side of the road, but the road isn't lined with them. Lined means covering a surface or forming a layer.

    I think that the people (soldiers?) are lined up all the way to the horizon, which is where the poplars are.

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    Re: what's the meaning of this phrase "lined right away over the..."?

    The road is lined with poplars on both sides, as far as the horizon.

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    #7

    Re: what's the meaning of this phrase "lined right away over the..."?

    Quote Originally Posted by Engaging English View Post
    "Lined" as in "stood" is the meaning here.
    Well, not really. You could not say the road was "stood with poplars". The poplars lined the road.

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