Wednesday, October 7, 2015

jerry-built & placate

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

They cried, and their cries, cutting through the thin walls of the jerry-built house, disturbed him at his work.

Great ideas - Lady Bedford, Lady Huntingdon, Mrs. Herbert - with well-spread tables and fair gardens, must be conciliated; rich men with the gift of rooms in their possession must be placated.


Definitions:

jerry-built:
built quickly and cheaply without caring about quality or safety;

placate:
to make sb feel less angry about sth

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