Tuesday, November 10, 2015

sidle & sinister

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

As the little boat sidled up to the steamer, and the old man shipped his oars, he remarked once more pointing above, that ships all the world over flew that flag the day they sailed. In the minds of both the passengers the blue flag appeared a sinister token, and this the moment for presentiments, but nevertheless they rose, gathered their things together, and climbed on deck

Definitions:

sidle:
1. to move sideways, or move something sideways;
2. to move slowly in a particularly direction, usually because you are nervous or do not want to be noticed;

sinister:
seeming evil or dangerous; making you think sth bad will happen;

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