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    Desperate perpending

    Hi,

    Can anybody explain me the bold text?

    "He scrawls with desperate perpending an occasional slow page of notes."

    Leonard Cline, The Dark Chamber, 1927

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Desperate perpending

    According to dictionaries here, 'perpending' is an archaic word for 'pondering'. (Click on the underlined link and bookmark that site for future reference.)

    I can't explain the sentence, though.

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    Re: Desperate perpending

    Thanky you very much; it never occured to me it could be an archaic version of pondering. Now I can understand the sentence.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Jan-2015 at 23:15. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: Desperate perpending

    You original question should be: "Can anybody explain the bold text to me?"

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