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    flared hump and...

    Dear Teachers,
    From Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maquire:
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    "Her clothes had fallen and rotted off her, nothing less than that -- and she was naked beneath the sheet."
    What does it mean by "nothing less than that"?
    2. This is describing the shape of a rock:
    "...this one had a flared hump to one side that looked like a misshapen shoulder, drawn back; one could finish the thought of the boulder and imagine the swelling some inches down as a hand on a hip."
    My dictionary says "flared" means "to become wider towards the bottom. I can't imagine what a "flared hump" looks like. And what does it mean by "one could finish the thought of the boulder and imagine the swelling some inches down as a hand on a hip"? I'm completely lost about this sentence.
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    Re: flared hump and...

    1 It adds emphasis to the statement to confirm it as a fact as it is unusual for clothes to rot away like that.
    2 A bumb that is wider at the point furthest away from the rock. I'm not too sure about this, but it sounds as if he is seeing shapes and imaging things in the contours of the rock.

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    Re: flared hump and...

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol View Post
    1 It adds emphasis to the statement to confirm it as a fact as it is unusual for clothes to rot away like that.
    So, does "that" in this sentence refers to the rotting of the clothes?

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    Re: flared hump and...

    Yes, it does.

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