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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #1

    shoulders

    Night after night he worked until midnight or later. A slight man with thin fair hair and shoulders rounded by his trade, he stood by the kitchen table, bending over the sketch pad to make quick, swirling lines while Mother sat near by, mending.


    Here, I understood :
    shoulders rounded by his trade ------ shoulders rounded by his business.

    But it makes no sense at all.


    So, could anyone explain it please?

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    Re: shoulders

    I think you have understanded it correctly. I just guess that the trade (his business ) is a responsibity that he had to bear and suffer; in other words, his shouder had to bear.

    Anyway, its just my 2 cent worth.


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    Re: shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Night after night he worked until midnight or later. A slight man with thin fair hair and shoulders rounded by his trade, he stood by the kitchen table, bending over the sketch pad to make quick, swirling lines while Mother sat near by, mending.


    Here, I understood :
    shoulders rounded by his trade ------ shoulders rounded by his business.

    But it makes no sense at all.


    So, could anyone explain it please?
    He was probably someone who had to sit in a hunched position to work - a tailor, for instance (I'm sure this was answered somewhere before).

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