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    The meaning of 'decoy' in the context below

    I have to translate this paragraph into Romanian: 'I look at the banister. The dog’s lead didn’t cause any damage, and in the row of four turned wooden posts the one he hanged from doesn’t look different from the others, except for a few stains. I think, nonsensically, of the houses on Priory Walk in Chelsea, the identical white decoys on either side.' I don't understand the meaning of 'decoy' in this context. Could someone please explain to me what it means? Thanks a lot.
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    Re: The meaning of 'decoy' in the context below

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please tell us the source and author of the quoted text.

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    Re: The meaning of 'decoy' in the context below

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please tell us the source and author of the quoted text.
    It looks like it's

    Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

    Still what do decoys do in a house?

    I am not a teacher. Neither am I a native speaker.
    Last edited by Fagin; 19-Aug-2016 at 14:11. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: The meaning of 'decoy' in the context below

    Let's wait for the OP to reply. Don't forget to state that you are not a teacher, Fagin.

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    Re: The meaning of 'decoy' in the context below

    Fagin is right, it's from Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry.

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