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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    limped off a piece and limped off a place

    He give Smiley a look,as much as to say his heart was broke, and it was his fault for puttingup a dog that hadn't no hind legs for him to take holt of,which was his main dependence in a fight, and then he limped off a piece and laid down and died.

    It's from Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'.

    There was 'limp off a place' thread here in this forum, but is it the same meaning or different?



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    #2

    Re: limped off a piece and limped off a place

    "he limped off a piece" means that he limped some distance away.
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    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: limped off a piece and limped off a place

    Welcome to the forum, booklovers.

    No — it means 'limped off an unspecified distance'.

    Other learners should note that this sentence is written in dialect and not standard English.

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