• Bram Stoker's Dracula. Can anyone help?

    There was a certain expression in chapter 8 of the novel, which I can not figure out, that is "Fight for it with dusty miller." To provide a context I will copy the respective passage from Dracula: "Lucy was really tired, and we intended to creep off to bed as soon as we could. The young curate came in, however, and Mrs.... show more
    There was a certain expression in chapter 8 of the novel, which I can not figure out, that is "Fight for it with dusty miller." To provide a context I will copy the respective passage from Dracula: "Lucy was really tired, and we intended to creep off to bed as soon as we could. The young curate came in, however, and Mrs. Westenra asked him to stay for supper. Lucy and I had both a fight for it with the dusty miller. I know it was a hard fight on my part, and I am quite heroic. I think that some day the bishops must get together and see about breeding up a new class of curates, who don't take supper, no matter how hard they may be pressed to, and who will know when girls are tired." What can "fight it with the dusty miller" mean in the context above? Your help is much appreciated.
    4 answers · Books & Authors · 7 years ago
  • "Equine level of intelligence" - what can that mean?

    Please, make some suggestions about what the above expression might mean.
    Please, make some suggestions about what the above expression might mean.
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • "A probably regarded B as something of a card". - what can that mean?

    I know it lacks context, but relating context would take us far. So, is it possible to make suggestions what "card" may mean based on the phrase above? Your help will be much appreciated.
    I know it lacks context, but relating context would take us far. So, is it possible to make suggestions what "card" may mean based on the phrase above? Your help will be much appreciated.
    1 answer · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • "Steer between" - what can it mean?

    what this phrase means in the following sentence: The magnates steered cautiously between politician A and Politician B. Your help much appreciated
    what this phrase means in the following sentence: The magnates steered cautiously between politician A and Politician B. Your help much appreciated
    2 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • Expert help: "The Moor has done his duty. The Moor can go." Where does the expression come from?

    In German it sounds: "Der Mohr hat seine Schuldigkeit getan. Der Mohr kann gehen". And it seems to be from Friedrich Schiller's play "Fiesco". Can anyone tell me please if this phrase is some sort of reminiscence from or has something to do with Shakespeare's Othello?
    In German it sounds: "Der Mohr hat seine Schuldigkeit getan. Der Mohr kann gehen". And it seems to be from Friedrich Schiller's play "Fiesco". Can anyone tell me please if this phrase is some sort of reminiscence from or has something to do with Shakespeare's Othello?
    2 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • What can "Papers" mean in the context below?

    I need to translate from English and not sure about the word Paper in this phrase: "Mexico is beautiful, but crossing through it without papers is very hard". This phrase is an extract from some rural Mexican song. I don't know Spanish and can only lean on English subtitles. So, what can "papers" mean here except some... show more
    I need to translate from English and not sure about the word Paper in this phrase: "Mexico is beautiful, but crossing through it without papers is very hard". This phrase is an extract from some rural Mexican song. I don't know Spanish and can only lean on English subtitles. So, what can "papers" mean here except some id documents? Any help much appreciated
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • "Self-indulgent disappointment" -- what does it mean?

    I'm translating from English and need some help. The phrase goes like "A and B both believed C was a self-indulgent disappointment".
    I'm translating from English and need some help. The phrase goes like "A and B both believed C was a self-indulgent disappointment".
    2 answers · Languages · 8 years ago
  • Self-indulgent disappointment?

    What this phrase can mean?
    What this phrase can mean?
    1 answer · Words & Wordplay · 8 years ago
  • ''See for yourself" - what can it denote?

    What this expression may mean? please, make suggestions.
    What this expression may mean? please, make suggestions.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 8 years ago
  • Has anyone read Richard Milward's Apples?

    I want to know what White Lightning means in the novel: drink or LSD? Thanks in advance
    I want to know what White Lightning means in the novel: drink or LSD? Thanks in advance
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 9 years ago