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robuca

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I've been reading the latest full-length issue of "Gone with the wind" and on the back cover there's a sentence, which I couldn't figure out myself.

"The two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlet and contemptuous Rhett"

What does the bold faced mean. I appreciate any help! Thanks...
 

louhevly

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I've been reading the latest full-length issue of "Gone with the wind" and on the back cover there's a sentence, which I couldn't figure out myself.

"The two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlet and contemptuous Rhett"

What does the bold faced mean. I appreciate any help! Thanks...

That she has white shoulders. This is a construction that is used a lot in English. Here are some more examples:

blue-eyed
hard-hearted
simple-minded
hot-blooded
poker-faced
surefooted
longhaired
heavy-handed
boneheaded/bubbleheaded/empty-headed/featherheaded
absentminded
foulmouthed
farsighted
thin-skinned
ill-tempered

Most of them should be in any online dictionary.

Lou
 
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