Wednesday, May 25, 2016

jerk & recumben

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

One's constituents like to be fed, I believe. In all these ways Rachel could be of great help to me. So," he wound up, "I should be very glad, if we arrange this visit (which must be upon a business footing, mind), if you could see your way to helping my girl, bringing her out - she's a little shy now, - making a woman of her, the kind of woman her mother would have liked her to be, " he ended, jerking his head at the photograph.

By nine o'clock the Euphrosyne had taken up her position in the middle of a great bay; she dropped her anchor; immediately, as if she were a recumbent giant requiring examination, small boats came swarming about her.

Definitions:

jerk:
to move or to make sth move with a sudden short sharp movement.

recumbent:
lying down; describes a plant or animal part that rests or leans against something else


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