LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||13/FEV/2005 5:03 AM|
|Assunto:||Tom/Re: Meaning of words|
"Cut-down entrance posts to the fort."
Tom, my intiial reaction was the same as yours. But...compare what you wrote with the sentence above. "Cut-down entrance posts to the fort." does not appear to an order at all. If it were an order, you would expect "Cut down" instead of "cut-down" and "the entrance posts" instead of "entrance posts". I interprete the phrase as an incomplete sentence which describes the entrance posts to the fort as being "cut-down" (meaning that the poles had been removed entirely with a saw or ax, or that the poles had been shortened significantly but left standing).
Am I off base (again)? - Dale
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