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    Bulging manner


    I am not sure if I understand the sentence below correctly.

    "Nor had all Park Lane, with bulging manner and pocketbook, been clamouring at his door, would he have sold a picture."

    Does the author mean:

    "Even if all Park Lane had been clamouring at his door to buy a picture, the painter would have sold them none."

    I am also not sure if I get the phrase bulging manner right. Does it mean conceited manner?

    The Chute, Aleister Crowley, 1909

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    Re: Bulging manner

    It is evidently dated usage. I have never seen "bulging manner" used in that way.

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    Re: Bulging manner

    It would seem to mean "prominent(ly)" according to this:
    “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.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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