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    ghostly arm, swamp, protruded

    A rotting branch protruded from the swamp like a ghostly arm.

    Please explain meaning of this sentence.

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    Re: ghostly arm, swamp, protruded

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    A rotting branch protruded from the swamp like a ghostly arm.

    Please explain meaning of this sentence.
    There was a swamp - a seasonally flooded area with more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog. swamp: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com
    A rotting branch stuck out of it (protrude: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com), in a way that made the writer think it looked like a ghost's/spectre's/apparition's/wraith's (Answers.com - you do the typing this time ) arm.

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