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“Vocabulary from ‘The Cryptographer’ (Tobias Hill)”

Bourgas (9 posts)

Apr-03-07, 04:25 PM (GMT)

Hello guys. I'd like to start a discussion about the vocabulary from this book. Thank you all in anticipation for your help!!
p 6 /
‘The car is warm and dark as a *head*’

Is this an idiom or something? Or just an author's blend?

p 18/
‘She chops green *fans* of dill into a bowl of Arctic river prawns.’

What is this ‘fan'? A leaf or something?

p 19/
‘For as long as she could she stayed like that, looking. Once she saw a read-out illuminate deep below the surface, like a coin falling into a well. Then her *superior* was calling her name, and she had to go.’

I think this is a literal meaning, but no dictionary from those in which I looked it up doesn't cite any.


“RE: Vocabulary from ‘The Cryptographer’ (Tobias Hill)”

Serendipity (56 posts)

May-07-07, 09:53 AM (GMT)
LAST EDITED ON May 07-07 AT 11:14 AM (GMT)

‘For as long as she could she stayed like that, looking. Once she saw a read-out illuminate deep below the surface, like a coin falling into a well. Then her *superior* was calling her name, and she had to go.’

superior = higher in rank, status, or quality.A person of superior rank ( the head of a monastery or other religious institution)

fan = shape of dill

head - it's some kind of bull...t. Those are the exact words an English speaker said when I asked him.

Cheers

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