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    Help For A Sentence

    His face was red,fierce and cherubic,with one dark tuft under the lower lip that threw up that otherwise infantile visage with an effect theatrical and even Mephistophelean.

    What do "that threw up that" and "otherwise" mean here


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    Re: Help For A Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    His face was red,fierce and cherubic,with one dark tuft under the lower lip that threw up that otherwise infantile visage with an effect theatrical and even Mephistophelean.

    What do "that threw up that" and "otherwise" mean here
    It appears to mean that the dark tuft on the man's chin made him look as if he was made up, possibly as Mephistopheles, for a play, but that his face was in fact like a child's in form and appearance.

    It is an odd phrase in this sentence.

    To "throw up something" can mean to make distinct especially by contrast : cause to stand out >> The spotlight threw up the actor standing at the front of the stage;
    OR to bring forth >> His argument threw up a new consideration about the future of the school.

    I think the author means the first of these.

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