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    Question meaning of some parts


    Hello, would you please help understand the meaning of the underlined parts?

    1. Nannie received us in the hall; and as it would have been unseemly to have shouted at her, my aunt shook hands with her for all.

    2. New-fangled carriage

    3. Rheumatic wheels (of a carriage)



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    Re: meaning of some parts

    Quote Originally Posted by chester_100 View Post
    Hello, would you please help understand the meaning of the underlined parts?

    1. Nannie received us in the hall; and as it would have been unseemly to have shouted at her, my aunt shook hands with her for all. "unseemly" = impolite

    2. New-fangled carriage A carriage of a new design.

    3. Rheumatic wheels (of a carriage) Are you sure you have typed this correctly?
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    Re: meaning of some parts

    Rheumatic wheels = stiff and creaking wheels, a poetic description of wheels that don't roll very well!

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