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Thread: like a shroud

  1. Member
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    like a shroud


    The context is:

    I hate the hospitals. Always have. The bright lights, the sludge green walls, the noise of metal on metal, the sheer bloody misery hanging over the halls like a shroud - I hated the lot of it.

    What does the bold sentence mean? the sad, glooming atmosphere in the hospital hall?


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    Re: like a shroud

    (only it should be 'gloomy', not '-ing'). A shroud is traditionally used to wrap up a dead body before burial.



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