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Autor:  Dale
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Data:  13/MAR/2005 6:17 PM
Assunto:  Re: Pebble-dashed semis
Mensagem:  People crammed into = People in something that is too small for their number. If a VW is made for four people and you have six people in it, the people are "crammed into" it. If you have seven people living in a one-bedroom apartment, the people are "crammed into" it.

pebble-dashed (also "rock dashed") = This is a style of stucco (estuque) wall finishing. In the stucco applied to the walls, you can see tiny pebbles (small rocks). This gives the stucco a rough appearance and texture.

semi = In the United Kingdom a "semi" is a duplex, two houses sharing a common wall. The implication is, I believe, that the houses are not expensive, not luxorious.
In the USA a "semi" is a large, two-part truck (the "trailer" is pulled by the "tractor"). We can assume that the sentence comes from British English, not American English.

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Pebble-dashed semis  –  Márcio  13/MAR/2005, 4:39 PM
 Re: Pebble-dashed semis  –  Dale  13/MAR/2005, 6:17 PM
Re: Pebble-dashed semis  –  mathie  31/MAR/2005, 2:10 PM

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