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    whithe-shouldered

    I've been reading the latest full-length issue of "Gone with the wind" and on the back cover there's a sentence, which I couldn't figure out myself.

    "The two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlet and contemptuous Rhett"

    What does the bold faced mean. I appreciate any help! Thanks...

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    Re: whithe-shouldered

    Quote Originally Posted by robuca View Post
    I've been reading the latest full-length issue of "Gone with the wind" and on the back cover there's a sentence, which I couldn't figure out myself.

    "The two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlet and contemptuous Rhett"

    What does the bold faced mean. I appreciate any help! Thanks...
    That she has white shoulders. This is a construction that is used a lot in English. Here are some more examples:

    blue-eyed
    hard-hearted
    simple-minded
    hot-blooded
    poker-faced
    surefooted
    longhaired
    heavy-handed
    boneheaded/bubbleheaded/empty-headed/featherheaded
    absentminded
    foulmouthed
    farsighted
    thin-skinned
    ill-tempered

    Most of them should be in any online dictionary.

    Lou

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