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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
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    caking up

    Hi, could you please explain the meaning of the following sentence:


    She slowly dug her thumbnail along a plank of the seat, provoking a splinter but caking up mold and disintegration instead.



    Thank you

  2. #2
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: caking up

    What I think it is saying is that she wants to get [provoke] a splinter of wood from the seat, but that all she gets is a cake of mould under her nail.

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