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    slipping off

    He (the dog) had one brindle eye that sometimes made him look like a clown and sometimes reminded you of a politician with derby hat and cigar. The rest of him was white except for a brindle saddle that always seemed to be slipping off and a brindle stocking on a hnd leg.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted words?


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    Re: slipping off

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    He (the dog) had one brindle eye that sometimes made him look like a clown and sometimes reminded you of a politician with derby hat and cigar. The rest of him was white except for a brindle saddle that always seemed to be slipping off and a brindle stocking on a hnd leg.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted words?

    The rest of the dog was white except for, one, a brindle saddle which always seemed to be sliding off (from the brindle saddle) and two, a brindle hind leg that looked like a stocking.

    Again, I did this out of writing practice. We still expect some experts to correct it.


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    Re: slipping off

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    He (the dog) had one brindle eye that sometimes made him look like a clown and sometimes reminded you of a politician with derby hat and cigar. The rest of him was white except for a brindle saddle that always seemed to be slipping off and a brindle stocking on a hnd leg.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted words?
    The dog has a brown patch on its back which appears to be sliding off it (think of a horse with a saddle that has slipped to one side). He also has a brown patch up one hind leg.

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