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    Idiom

    Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers

    .... Provincial diffidence, that bslight varnish, that ephermal flower that down of the peach, had evoporated ....

    What does the "down of the peach" mean???

    Regards

    Jerzy

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    Re: Idiom

    "down of the peach" means the soft hairs on the skin of the fruit. Like baby skin, it is very soft. It may symbolize youth, which ends so quickly (he uses the word 'evaporated').

    Regards,

    KR

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