Sunday, February 28, 2016

matron & rustle

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

Rachel followed in the wake of the matrons, as if in a trance; a curious scent of violets came back from Mrs. Dalloway, mingling with the soft rustling of her skirts, and the tinkling of her chains.

Definition

matron:
1. a woman in charge of the medical and housekeeping arrangements in an institution such as a boarding school;
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rustle:
1. if sth dry and light rustles or you rustle it, it makes a sound like paper, leaves, etc. moving or rubbing together;
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