a woman who would never find a flame that cooked an egg quite as well

meliss

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Hi, does it mean the woman was unable to adjust the gas burner quite well? Thank you.
"Natasha held back her hair as she lit a cigarette from the hot plate her father had, twelve years earlier, purchased secondhand from a woman who would never find a flame that cooked an egg quite as well." (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra)
 

bhaisahab

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It would seem to mean that, after selling the electric hotplate to Natasha's father, the woman was unable to find a gas cooker that cooked an egg as well as the hotplate had.
 
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