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Autor:  Tom
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  21/OUT/2005 8:33 AM
Assunto:  Chugged to a halt
 
Mensagem: 

reverie is fantasia, devaneio

chugged to a halt is hard to explain.  Think about a steam train slowing down in the station...chug, chug, chug pause chug longer pause chug shuuu  pshiu  clang.  The chugging noise gets farther apart and lower as the engine stops.

Or, think about a calhambeque or old car slowing down as it runs out of gas...cough, cough, sputter, clank, stop ......the car bucks and rocks as the engine jumps on it's supports....then silence

 

 

So, the person's dream or fantasy ground to a halt at the end of the jetty.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Chugged to a halt  –  Jeferson  20/OUT/2005, 11:13 PM
Chugged to a halt  –  Rick Leal  21/OUT/2005, 8:30 AM
 Chugged to a halt  –  Tom  21/OUT/2005, 8:33 AM
Chugged to a halt  –  Jeferson  21/OUT/2005, 3:02 PM

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