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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  14/JUN/2009 7:03 PM
Assunto:  bores down...No, no such "bores down"
 
Mensagem: 

     I think that the first Dale´s post was instrumental, when it explained that

"It's not referring to just a hole, but to the pressure and strength behind the tool. ", so the comtemporary authors are changing that sense, they went from the bore (instrument) to a more abstract thing (taking the imagery of a bore that pierce something making itself pass through it).   That is not yet registered in dictionaries, it seems.

        

     http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=bores+down&mysubmit=Go
Your query was

bores down

Only 1 solutions found for this query
HH0 2539 Light bores down through cracks in the roof settling on rubbish lying in musty shadows.

 

     As for the WebCorp, let´s not say that the tool is rusty only because it is contradicting our point of view, as you see, the BNC in the above result (the only one there with "bore down") yield similar output.

 

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   On second thougt, I concede that you could be right.  I looked it up into Random House Webster´s 'bear' entry.  And there´s the definition of 'bears down on ->To press down on, to move toward rapidly.   

   Although, the Znet excerpt, is not talking about something of past, is describing the place in the present.  As 'bore down on' would be the past of 'bears down on' I
am more inclined to the former meaning than to the latter.

   It´s one tendency, though, it´s always open to change. All in all, I think that all of us have already grasped the meaning, I am glad to.

   Hugs and much appreciate your colaboration.

   PP.    


 


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bores down...  –  PPAULO  13/JUN/2009, 1:12 PM
bores down...  –  Dale-CR  13/JUN/2009, 1:39 PM
bores down...  –  PPAULO  13/JUN/2009, 2:47 PM
bores down...  –  Márcio Farias  13/JUN/2009, 3:49 PM
bores down...  –  PPAULO  13/JUN/2009, 4:26 PM
bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  Márcio Farias  14/JUN/2009, 5:27 AM
bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  PPAULO  14/JUN/2009, 9:39 AM
bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  Dale-CR  14/JUN/2009, 9:41 AM
bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  Márcio Farias  14/JUN/2009, 3:27 PM
 bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  PPAULO  14/JUN/2009, 7:03 PM
bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  Márcio Farias  15/JUN/2009, 1:34 PM
bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  PPAULO  15/JUN/2009, 7:29 PM
bores down...No, no such "bores down"  –  CR  15/JUN/2009, 9:18 PM
bores down...No! boredom. No boredom!  –  PPAULO  16/JUN/2009, 1:22 AM
bores down...No! boredom. No boredom!  –  PPAULO  16/JUN/2009, 1:25 AM
bores down...No! boredom. No boredom!  –  PPAULO  16/JUN/2009, 1:28 AM
bores down...No! boredom. No boredom!  –  Márcio Farias  16/JUN/2009, 9:21 AM

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