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    Meaning

    [he bit deep into the back of his hand]
    Does it mean the back of his hand itching?
    if not, could you please tell me the meaning of the above line?
    with regards
    Last edited by moniza; 29-Feb-2008 at 10:11.

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    Smile Re: Meaning

    Moniza, can you give any more context? From what you've given us, it seems that this refers to the actual act of biting the back of your hand; I can't see how else it could be figurative.

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Moniza, can you give any more context? From what you've given us, it seems that this refers to the actual act of biting the back of your hand; I can't see how else it could be figurative.
    He is the text,
    The Pontiac was doing forty. It made a turn and Parry felt a sudden decrease in speed. Then he heard the sound of motors - sharp little motors - motorcycles . His body started to shake . He tried to stop the shaking. He bit deep into the back of his hand. The motorcycles were coming from up front, closing in, getting louder. The Pontiac went down to twenty - fifteen - it was going to stop.
    He could hear the saying, « Don’t move, Vincent. Don’t make a sound. It was going to be alright, ».

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    Thumbs up Re: Meaning

    I think in this case, it does have the literal meaning of sinking teeth into flesh.

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    I think in this case, it does have the literal meaning of sinking teeth into flesh.
    Thanks for helping
    with regards
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    Smile Re: Meaning

    De rien.

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    De rien.

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    SB!
    Vous parlez bien le Français!
    Merci beaucoup!

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    De rien.

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    . Parry pictured them parked at the side of the road. All he could see was the black inside of the blanket that was even blacker than the inside of the barrel. And yet he got his mind past the blanket and he could picture the police over the parked Pontiac.

    Sb!
    Could you tell the meaning of red line please?
    Merci d'avance
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    Smile Re: Meaning

    Moniza, of course.

    Parry pictured them parked at the side of the road. All he could see was the black inside of the blanket that was even blacker than the inside of the barrel. And yet he got his mind past the blanket and he could picture the police over the parked Pontiac.

    It means that 'in his mind's eye' he was able to see what was going on; although he was wrapped in a blanket (?), his imagination took him out of the blanket to see the police 'all over the parked Pontiac'.

    Does it help? SB

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Moniza, of course.

    Parry pictured them parked at the side of the road. All he could see was the black inside of the blanket that was even blacker than the inside of the barrel. And yet he got his mind past the blanket and he could picture the police over the parked Pontiac.

    It means that 'in his mind's eye' he was able to see what was going on; although he was wrapped in a blanket (?), his imagination took him out of the blanket to see the police 'all over the parked Pontiac'.

    Does it help? SB
    Great! I got it.
    merci

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