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  1. Yovo's Avatar
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    a length of leafy bamboo

    The vegetarian bear chews noisily on a length of leafy bamboo.

    What does ON A LENGHT OF mean? I understand the sentence but I dont understand this expression. Does it mean to eat the leafy bamboo from top to bottom or viceversa? or just eating it?


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    Re: a length of leafy bamboo

    Some foods which come in the shape of some kind of long stick are described using the word "length" for an individual piece.

    A length of celery (more commonly called a stick of celery)
    A length of liquorice
    A length of bamboo

    It simply means one long piece.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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