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    Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.

    Could somebody help me please? I didn't understand the sentence above. What is clothed blubber ridged by ?

    Here's the sentence: Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.

    It means that Norbert is clothed, overweight, and cold. One could assume that he was cold because of the cold wind.

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    Re: Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.

    I think it may mean that the clothing is blown into ridges by the wind so that it resembles the ridged/ripply surface of blubber (or the loose skin of my hands when I put them in a Dyson hand-dryer).

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    #4

    Re: Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geunsely View Post
    Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.
    This sentence is odd, and what doesn't help is the weird underlined part. All winds are "unseen"; we only see their effects. "By the wind/s" would be a far more natural ending.

    Where did you find the sentence?

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    Re: Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.

    Having clicked the Thank button, Geunsely, you don't need to make a separate post to say 'thank you', but please answer Eckaslike's question, and in future posts tell us the source of any sentences you are asking about.

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    #6

    Re: Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.

    his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds
    I think the clothes are being pressed by the wind against his rolls of fat, like a Michelin man in a shirt.

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    Re: Norbert shivered, his clothed blubber ridged by unseen winds.

    From an Irsih novel named The history of Things by Sean MonClieff.

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